• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded2010

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR)

Gl-ESCR is a non-governmental organisation that believes transformative change to end endemic problems of social and economic injustice is possible only through a human rights lens. GI-ESCR vision is of a world where the human rights framework reflects the real world experiences of all of them, effectively furthering social and economic justice and human dignity, and catalysing change from the local to the global, back to the local. Mission Strengthen the international human rights framework through creative standard-setting, so that the framework reflects the experiences, needs and aspirations of marginalised individuals, groups and communities. Partner with advocates, social movements and grassroots communities at national and local levels to more effectively claim and enforce ESC rights, including by engaging international mechanisms for local impact. Contribute to the effective implementation of ESC rights so that everyone is able to fully enjoy their ESC rights in practice, and are able to do so without discrimination and on the basis of equality. Provide innovative tools to policy makers, development actors and others on the practical implementation and realisation of ESC rights. Enforce ESC rights through international, regional and national mechanisms and seek remedies for violations of these rights, with a focus on creating beneficial jurisprudence aimed at transformative change. Engage networks of human rights, women’s rights, environmental and development organisations and agencies to advance the sustainable enjoyment of ESC rights at both national and international levels.
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Job openings over the past year

1Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Executive Director – GI-ESCR
    United States, United States

Staff at Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) have experience in


  • research & development
  • public administration
  • project support
  • education
  • regional


  • mauritania


  • managerial experience
  • international experience

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Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Geneve
  • Rue de Varembe 1 P.O. Box 16 CH-1211 Geneva 20 CIC Switzerland
  • Senegal
  • Dakar
  • C/O COSYDEP Sicap Liberté 6 Dakar Senegal
  • United States
  • Duluth
  • 8 N. 2nd Avenue East Suite 205 Duluth, MN 55802 U.S.A.
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • C/O East African Centre for Human Rights House 4, Cedar Court, Timau Road, Kilimani Nairobi, Kenya