Master class with Alejandra Ancheita

As part of the Human Rights Week at the University of Geneva, Alejandra Ancheita, the 2014 Martin Ennals Award winner, founder and executive director of Mexico City-based ProDESC (The Project of Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights), gives a master class on November 23, 2021, from 12:15 - 13:45.

Together with her dedicated team, she runs strategic campaigns to protect the economic, social and cultural rights of Mexico’s most marginalized people: migrants, workers and indigenous communities.

She will discuss the human rights issues of her context, how they develop campaign tactics, and how they win allies and support for their cases. She will focus on cases that had tangible results in the form of tighter accountability mechanisms for some of the world’s largest transnational corporations. Students will learn what it means to work as a human rights defender.

This master class is hosted by the Martin Ennals Foundation and the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights.

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Time: 12:15 - 13:45
Location: UniMail, MS 150

Registration for this master class will open on November 11 with limited places available. COVID certificate is required.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, gives the 2014 Martin Ennals Award to Alejandra Ancheita
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, gives the 2014 Martin Ennals Award to Alejandra Ancheita