ESCR-Net - International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is a collaborative initiative of over 280 groups and individuals from over 75 countries around the world, working to secure economic and social justice through human rights. ESCR-Net seeks to strengthen the field of all human rights, with a special focus on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). Through ESCR-Net, members exchange information, develop a collective voice, amplify their actions, and develop new tools and strategies. By facilitating joint actions, enhancing communications and building solidarity across regions, the Network seeks to build a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all. The member-led collective work of ESCR-Net is guided by core principles of gender and regional balance in leadership and participation, intersectional analysis, and centrality of grassroots groups and social movements.
ESCR-Net is led by Members, who build shared analysis, define strategies and undertake collective action, foremost through Working Groups, including: Women and ESCR, Corporate Accountability, Strategic Litigation, Economic Policy, Monitoring of ESCR and Social Movements. Working groups annually evaluate their progress, revise objectives, and prioritize collective actions as part of shared work plans. ESCR-Net also coordinates the NGO Coalition for the OP-ICESCR and a System of Solidarity (SOS), harnessing the collective power of the Network to address urgent threats to human rights defenders. ESCR-Net is guided by a Board is elected from and by Members based on principles of regional diversity, gender balance and inclusion of grassroots groups. The Secretariat facilitates the collective work of Members.
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