AWID
03/24/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
We stand with Latoya Nugent and the Tambourine Army...

The work of the Tambourine Army is critical to uprooting the scourge of sexual violence and securing the rights and freedom of women and children in Jamaica. This work reflects the recent movement building across the region to end gender based violence. The focus in Jamaica led by the Tambourine Army is on survivor empowerment and...
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Caribbean Unity in support of Tambourine Army activist Latoya Nugent

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AWID
03/23/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Amazonian indigenous women resisting corporate power and patriarchy!

One woman against Big Oil and patriarchy

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AWID
03/22/2017 at 16:56. Facebook
On this #InternationalWaterDay, our member WoMin recounts how coal mining affects their access to water:

"The first thing that disturbed us about the mine is where it’s built; where they're extracting coal and where they have built their offices. That’s where we used to live. That’s where we farmed and that’s where we drew our water. They arrived and blocked our rivers, so now we can’t fetch...
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African women unite against destructive resource extraction

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AWID
03/16/2017. Facebook
Live from #CSW61: panelists discuss tax justice for women's rights.

Speakers:
Caroline Othim - Global Alliance for Tax Justice
Liz Nelson - Tax Justice Network
Ana Abelenda - AWID
Kathleen Lahey - Queen's Faculty of Law
Dinah Musindarwezo - Femnet Secretariat
Wangari Kinoti - ActionAid
Naomi Dedei Otoo - PSI - Public Services International
Kate Donald - Center for Economic and Social Rights
AWID
03/16/2017. Facebook
Live from #CSW61: listen to panelists discuss the impact of corporate power on women's economic empowerment

Speakers (L-R):
Barbara Adams - Global Policy Forum
Lisa McGowan - Solidarity Center
Kate Lappin - APWLD - Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
Ana Abelenda - AWID
AWID
03/16/2017. Facebook
AWIDers Hakima Abbas and Ana Abelenda break down how women are the most affected by corporate power.

→ Tune in to our Facebook live stream today at 12:30pm EST to hear a panel of speakers address these issues.

"In order to advance women’s economic empowerment, policies must must address two key issues: wealth redistribution and meeting State obligations to funding for health care,...
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We will only achieve women’s economic empowerment if corporate power is curbed

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AWID
03/15/2017. Facebook
Live from #CSW61: listen to panelists highlight the regressive trends on our human rights systems and norms.
AWID
03/15/2017. Facebook
Live from #CSW61: listen to panelists discuss how dominant global macroeconomic structures exploit and perpetuate women's economic inequality.
AWID
03/15/2017. Facebook
Watch our Facebook live streams to get a peek of the action at #CSW61!

Tune in to our Facebook page:

• March 15 at 8:30 am & 4:30 pm EST

• March 16 at 12:30 pm & 6:15 pm EST

→ See full event details: [ Bit.ly Link ]
AWID
03/13/2017. Facebook
"Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the #GlobalGagRule and his proposed funding cuts to the UN are expected to embolden right-wing conservative groups seeking to undermine women’s rights during #CSW61 talks in New York."

US may support world’s worst abusers of women’s rights at UN gender talks

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AWID
03/13/2017. Facebook
Today, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (#CSW61) kicks off, taking place under the shadow of recently escalated anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim policies of the United States. We join rights and justice groups in this new initiative calling for #NoBordersOnGenderJustice.

→ Have your organization join the advocacy efforts. Let's stand together for gender...
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Rights groups call for No Borders on Gender Justice

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AWID
03/12/2017. Facebook
Filmmaker Nayani Thiyagarajah is taking over our Instagram all next week at #CSW61!

Follow her experiences as an artist creating resistance in a global policy space.

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AWID
03/11/2017. Facebook
"Life In Leggings, a feminist call that started as a hashtag, plays off the fashion trend in the region of skintight leggings by pointing out that women’s attire is not an excuse for discrimination or harassment."

#LifeInLeggings movement fights street harassment in Caribbean

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AWID
03/10/2017. Facebook
A few artists attending #CSW61 next week shared with us how personal and artistic commentary can create resistance and move us away from the rigid political, academic and institutional confines of policy spaces.

How feminist art can rock the Commission on the Status of Women

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AWID
03/09/2017. Facebook
Among other solutions, the UN Special Rapporteur recommends drawing upon the expertise of women human rights defenders to challenge the impact of religious fundamentalisms.

UN Special Rapporteur says fundamentalisms and extremisms are major threats to human rights

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AWID
03/08/2017. Facebook
For #InternationalWomensDay, we offer up the artwork from our #MovementsMatter digital art series as a gift to movements.

Use them in your important movement-building work of changing hearts and minds!

→ Download the full collection: [ Bit.ly Link ]
AWID
03/07/2017. Facebook
Next week we'll convene with partners at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women – resisting backlash, influencing negotiations & building knowledge.

This year’s CSW is marked by an unprecedented political context. The worldwide backlash against women’s rights and gender justice is on the rise around the globe. This is proof that progress is never a given: we must fight for it every...
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AWID
03/06/2017. Facebook
"We are facing a global avalanche of hate"

Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, shares insight from her second report to the UN Human Rights Council that addresses the impact of extremism and religious fundamentalisms on cultural rights.

Read the report: [ Bit.ly Link ]
AWID
03/03/2017. Facebook
In commemoration of the International Day for Sex Workers Rights, performance artist BiG SiSSY, PoC art collective Atelier Céladon and community-based organization run by and for sex workers Les ami(es) de Stella, are raising awareness about the current conditions for sex workers in Montreal, particularly Asian and migrant sex workers, Indigenous sex workers and racialized sex workers.
AWID
03/03/2017. Facebook
UN Special Rapporteur Karima Bennoune reframes the problem of fundamentalism as a global struggle between those who want rights, justice, freedoms, and cultural diversity and those who seek discrimination, oppression, and imposition of a monolithic worldview. Her central message is a rallying call to come together around the universality of rights in order to stop "the avalanche of hate" that...
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Facing a “global avalanche of hate”: Putting cultural rights and gender justice at the heart of our resistance

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