FRIDAY FILE - Sudanese people inspired by the Arab spring, and led by women and youth, took the streets of Sudan demanding regime change in 2011. Authorities violently cracked down on these demonstrations, detaining more than 150 women, who were sexually abused or tortured, injured and beaten in the protests. Since June 2012, new protests against the Sudanese regime have intensified violence against women human rights defenders (WHRDs).
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Since its inception, AWID has consistently provided accessible, high-quality and diverse information on women’s rights and gender and development issues. We believe that providing information is fundamental to building understanding of the trends affecting women’s rights, setting agendas and amplifying the voices, perspectives and diverse forms of organizing of women from around the world.
The WRI team produces and sources a wide range of information products in English, Spanish and French – from news, interviews and analysis to job announcements, new resources, events and urgent appeals – and disseminates them through the AWID website, social media and e-newsletters.
WRI continuously strives to provide a feminist lens and analysis on current global events through our weekly Friday Files.
AWID's Friday Files
FRIDAY FILE - Long working hours, lack of rest time and poor treatment and compensation, in the absence of national legislation, often turns domestic work into a form of slavery in many countries. We reflect on some of the changes taking place in Latin America regarding decent work for domestic workers.