Following the first international training session which took place in Bamako (Mali) in April 2008, the organizations from Benin, Cameroon, France, India, Mali, the Philippines, Senegal and Togo met in Bangalore (India) for a second session from June 15th to 19th, 2009, as part of the program of training on economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights enforceability approaches.
After having worked for a year on the themes: how to draft a shadow report and present it to the United Nations (UN) Committee on ESC rights, and how to participate in the drafting or amendments of laws, the organizations presented the actions they had carried out and shared their experiences regarding:
- the organization of civil society into a broad social movement,
- the monitoring of the Committee on ESC rights’ recommendations,
- the monitoring of administrative and judicial practices, and
- the mobilization for the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Some from Guatemala and various Indian organizations were also present.
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