formerly on this blog as International Network for Economic Social & Cultural Rights (September 1st, 2006, a today invalid link) – also en espanol

The substantive work of ESCR-Net is carried out through decentralized structures that are comprised of and coordinated by Members based in different countries.  These structures can take the form of a Working Group, Initiative or Discussion Group, each providing a different way for organizations to work together on an issue of shared concern and enable joint action.  ESCR-Net seeks to strengthen economic, social and cultural rights by working with organizations and activists worldwide to: … (full text What We Do).

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About: The impetus to form an international network grew out of a desire to make the connection between human rights and social justice and to create new pathways for greater global action. 
The Creation of ESCR-Net: People in all societies have struggled to realize economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), and advocates are increasingly making an explicit link between human rights and economic and social justice.  Governments, international financial institutions, regional human rights systems and the UN system, as a whole, have begun to recognize the importance of ESCR.  The challenge is to translate this renewed interest into meaningful advances for people struggling against poverty and inequality … (full text Background).

A global movement working together to advance social justice through human rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights established the vision and principles which recognize the interdependence and indivisibility of all human rights. This vision means that people are guaranteed civil and political freedom as well as economic and social well-being.
Economic, social and cultural rights concern essential values for a life of dignity and freedom – work, health, education, food, housing, and social security amongst others. People throughout the world share the struggle to make these human rights a reality for themselves, their families, communities, and nations … (full text Mission and Governance).

  • ESCR-Net is a collaborative initiative of groups and individuals from around the world, including a General Assembly of Members, an International Board and a Secretariat.
  • The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) is a collaborative initiative of groups and individuals from around the world working to secure economic and social justice through human rights.  As outlined below, ESCR-Net includes a General Assembly of its Members, an International Board and a Secretariat.
  • ESCR-Net Members and other participants come together to form Working Groups, which undertake the substantive work of the Network.  For more information on Working Groups and Initiatives, we encourage you to visit the Working Group Section of our website.
  • Listen a video: … (full text Who We Are).

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