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We are the Global Initiative for Economic,
Social and Cultural Rights

We use a human rights framework to advance new frontiers in Economic, Social and Cultural rights.

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who We Are

GI-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.

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Where we have worked

We work with partners, globally and locally, to tackle social and economic injustice through a human rights lens.

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How we work

We work with partners to tackling the endemic problems of social and economic injustice through a human rights lens.

 

Our Cross-Cutting Work

We use strategic partnerships, legal advocacy and human rights mechanisms to advance human rights norms in ways that reflect the experiences of communities at the international level.

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Strengthening Human Rights Mechanisms

By leveraging international law and mechanisms we amplify the voices and experiences of local advocates and set new standards for local change.

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Strategic
Partnerships

Through partners and engaging with advocates, social movements and communities we effectively claim and enforce ESC rights

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Legal
Advocacy

With the use of human rights mechanisms we promote accountability for violations of ESC rights and achieve remedies for systemic violations.


Our Focus Areas

We advocate for the importance and universality of ESC rights through quality research and compelling legal arguments that strengthen the ESC rights framework.

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Private Actors
& Social Services

With local, national, regional and international partners we research and respond to the negative effects of privatisation in social services through a human rights lens.

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Climate Change
& Human Rights

In international spaces we raise the visibility and understanding of the impacts of climate change on economic, social and cultural rights.

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Right to
Adequate Housing

Through collaborative work we raise visibility and understanding of the right to adequate housing in international human rights spaces.

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Women's
ESC Rights

We advance standards and the implementation of women’s rights to land and productive resources.

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Extra-Territorial
Obligations

With strategic litigation and advocacy we leverage international spaces to ensure States are held accountable for rights violations both at home and abroad.

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GI-ESCR
Success stories

Read about the impact and progress we have achieved in our focus areas.