RightsTech Women is a Swiss, non-profit association that advances the human rights of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and employment.
We envision a world in which there is greater awareness of international human rights standards, and where STEM and human rights fields work together to ensure that women and girls can equally be part of the solutions to today’s global challenges.
What we do:
- Advocacy and progressive development of international standards: we advance the human rights of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields through human rights advocacy in the United Nations and in other relevant international organizations;
- Awareness-raising: we raise awareness of international human rights standards on the human rights of women and girls in STEM fields;
- Innovation in human rights education, and capacity-building: based on our research and available evidence, we innovate, develop and disseminate tools for human rights education and training (HRET) on the human rights of women and girls in STEM fields; and,
- Networking and harnessing synergies: we improve the connections and flow of information between human rights and STEM fields, for mutual capacity-building.
2019 Activity Report
RightsTech Women had an amazing year in 2019. With partners, RTW trained more than 400 girls on robotics, programming and human rights in Geneva, Switzerland. RTW celebrated its second year anniversary and established new, fruitful partnerships, working with the City of Geneva and CERN, among others. Read RTW’s 2019 Activity Report to find out more.