The UPR Webinar series was created to inform USHRN members and interested participants in the UPR advocacy process.
UPR Webinar #9 - Domestic Advocacy
Join facilitator USHRN Chief of Strategy and Programming Whitney Yang with special guests: Stephanie Franklin (Franklin Law Group), Mary Gerisch, Joshua Cooper, and Jamil Dakwar (UPR Task Force) to discuss civil society consultations with UN Missions, Embassies, and the US Government. Find out more and how to engage at www.upr2020.org.
UPR Webinar Wednesday #8
Join USHRN Chief of Strategy and Programming Whitney Yang, special guest Marco Castro-Bojorquez (HIV Racial Justice Now), and UPR Task Force Co-Chair Mary Gerisch for a how-to on 1-pagers for UPR advocacy. Visit www.upr2020.org for more information and resources on the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of the United States.
UPR Webinar # 7 - Advocacy
On November 6, 2019, USHRN hosted special guests Kerry McLean (international human rights lawyer) and Stephanie Schroeder (advocate for victims of military sexual trauma) to discuss next steps in local, national, and international advocacy ahead of the UPR. Please find additional resources on www.upr2020.org/resources
UPR Webinar Wednesday #5
Join USHRN Deputy Director Salimah Hankins and Co-founder & Political Director of Sista Fire Chanravy Proeung for a webinar on stakeholder reporting for the UPR, with particular attention on framing your issue within a human rights framework, advocating at the UN, and a step-by-step breakdown of registering with the UN and submitting your report.
UPR Webinar #4
USHRN's 4th installation of the UPR Webinar Wednesdays series featured guests from the Sex Workers' Rights Working Group, Janet Duran (New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance), Monica Jones (The Outlaw Project), and Penelope Saunders (Best Practices Policy Project) to discuss their experiences advocating locally, nationally, and internationally. USHRN Deputy Director Salimah Hankins provides a step-by-step walkthrough of stakeholder reporting Universal Periodic Review civil society submissions.
UPR Webinar #3 - All About Stakeholder Reporting
Expert guests Sam Brinton (The Trevor Project) and Sakira Cook (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights) provide testimony on how engaging at the United Nations can move your advocacy back home, and a walkthrough of the stakeholder reporting process for the UPR. To download slides and notes in English and Spanish, visit www.upr2020.org/resources