AWID
AWID
yesterday at 15:00. Facebook
"In the fight to defend human rights and make sure justice is accessible and attainable to everyone, we risk our physical and psychological well-being."
In the fight to defend human rights and make sure justice is

Making our movements sustainable: practicing holistic security every day

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Sara Jack
AWID
AWID
06/21/2017 at 18:14. Facebook
Three feminists share why they think the Human Rights Council is an important space to engage:

"We always need to be everywhere, deploying all of our strategies"

"We push spaces like the Human Rights Council to really be at the service of all human rights for all persons"

"The Human Rights Council, like all institutions, is a site of patriarchy that needs to be challenged by feminists"
Three feminists share why they think the Human Rights Council is an

Why feminists should engage in the UN Human Rights Council

awid.org
AWID
AWID
06/19/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
A deeply concerning resolution is developing at the UN Human Rights Council, in particular for the human rights of older persons.
A deeply concerning resolution is developing at the UN Human Rights Council

Strong concerns on the 'Protection of the family' resolution at the Human Rights Council

awid.org
AWID
AWID
06/16/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
On this International Domestic Workers Day, Ursula Cruz recounts her story as a Filipina domestic worker in Beirut.

"I had grown up as an activist for human rights in the Philippines and this was something that I missed putting into action. Here in Lebanon, I witnessed huge violations of domestic workers' rights."
On this International Domestic Workers Day Ursula Cruz recounts her story as

Organizing for our rights: A domestic worker in the Middle East speaks

awid.org
AWID
AWID
06/16/2017 at 15:08. Facebook
"The propaganda and public campaigns of conservative alliances around 'the family' are something of a masterclass in 21st century political communications – a sharp-edged lesson on how language matters and, when combined with strategic action, how it can have dangerous real-world impacts."
The propaganda and public campaigns of conservative alliances around the family are

Re-branding hate?: ultra-conservative organising under a "family-friendly" banner

opendemocracy.net
AWID
AWID
06/15/2017. Facebook
Take a look at the state of our feminist movements!
Udbrud
AWID
AWID
06/14/2017. Facebook
On now: watch the Facebook live stream of our event with partners at the UN Human Rights Council, discussing the intersecting role of civil society, the business community, and the UN in promoting human rights.

PANELISTS:

Peggy Hicks, United Nations Human Rights
Sharan Burrow, ITUC
Inna Michaeli, AWID
Jean-Yves Art, Microsoft
Michael Ineichen, International Service for Human...
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AWID
AWID
06/13/2017. Facebook
Watch the Facebook live stream from CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation of this event at the UN Human Rights Council, June 14 at 1:30pm CET / 7:30am EST.

The event will bring together panelists from CIVICUS, United Nations Human Rights, Microsoft, ITUC, International Service for Human Rights and AWID to discuss lessons learnt on how to ensure the effective realization of human...
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Watch the Facebook live stream from CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation
AWID
AWID
06/11/2017. Facebook
Religious groups that fight extremism in the name of peace, must also uphold universal human rights. Unfortunately, that's not always the case.
Religious groups that fight extremism in the name of peace must also

Violence against women and extremism are intrinsically linked: overlooking this puts rights at risk

opendemocracy.net
AWID
AWID
06/10/2017. Facebook
Betting on young feminist leadership pays off. Our former ED Lydia Alpízar shares her reflections on what it took to create the one and only, FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund.
Betting on young feminist leadership pays off Our former ED Lydia Alpízar

Sembrando Suenos | Planting dreams - FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund

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AWID
AWID
06/09/2017. Facebook
We welcome Canada's landmark new policy and call on other donor governments to draw inspiration from this example and follow suit!

Round of applause to The MATCH International Women's Fund and Nobel Women's Initiative for calling on the Canadian government to fund grassroots women’s organizations!
We welcome Canadas landmark new policy and call on other donor governments

Canada launches historic fund for women's rights organizations

awid.org
AWID
AWID
06/09/2017. Facebook
BREAKING: Canada announces $150 million to support local women's organizations that promote women's rights!
Subarna Ghosh
AWID
AWID
06/09/2017. Facebook
On now: watch the Facebook live stream of our event with partners at the UN Human Rights Council, presenting feminist demands for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights.
AWID
AWID
AWID
06/08/2017. Facebook
Watch the Facebook live stream on Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos, June 9 at 1:30pm CET / 7:30am EST.

This event at the UN Human Rights Council will hear feminists' visions that challenge how corporate power impacts environmental, social and human rights, and demands for a UN binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights.

Event info → [ Bit.ly Link ]
Watch the Facebook live stream on Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos June
AWID
AWID
06/07/2017. Facebook
Over 10 years ago, we were honoured to help seed and incubate the one and only FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund. Join the journey on their interactive timeline.
Over 10 years ago we were honoured to help seed and incubate

This is our story Click through this the interactive timeline and submit your own memories!

bit.ly
AWID
AWID
06/06/2017. Facebook
As the UN Human Rights Council is currently underway, dig in to this timely and must-read report on the risks to universal human rights.
As the UN Human Rights Council is currently underway dig in to

New report exposes the rising risks to universal human rights

bit.ly
AWID
AWID
06/05/2017. Facebook
"Sexuality is not on the mainstream disability agenda and the language of positive sexuality, choice and pleasure is a dream yet to be realised. For girls and women with disabilities, sexuality is still about the triple Cs: controversy, control and coercion, but not really the Cs of choice and consent."
Sexuality is not on the mainstream disability agenda and the language of

Sexual rights: off-limits for Indian women with disabilities?

opendemocracy.net
AWID
AWID
05/31/2017. Facebook
"We have black awards shows because black people – even Beyoncé – get overlooked for awards time and time again.

We have BAME book awards such as the Jhalak prize because out of thousands of titles published in 2016, fewer than 100 were by British people of colour.

We have magazines written by women of colour because journalism is still 94% white and 55% male.

We have Black History Month...
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We have black awards shows because black people even Beyoncé get overlooked

Why there’s nothing racist about black-only spaces | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

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AWID
AWID
05/30/2017. Facebook
"We are reclaiming the former prison, a site of violence, to demand that public land is used for public good. Prisons are an inhumane response to social problems faced by vulnerable women – the government should provide a better answer."
We are reclaiming the former prison a site of violence to demand

Activists occupy London's Holloway Prison to protest cuts to women's services

inews.co.uk
AWID
AWID
05/30/2017. Facebook
"Atena Daemi is only in prison because the Iranian authorities are punishing her for her human rights activism. Now, in addition to this injustice, they are inflicting needless suffering on her by depriving her of medical care."
Atena Daemi is only in prison because the Iranian authorities are punishing

Iran refuses hospital transfer for jailed human rights defender on hunger strike for 40 days

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