Decrease Font Size Reset Font Size to Default Increase Font Size
Power of movements 100px

News & Analysis

Women's Rights in the News

Iraqi ‘sex workers’ slaughtered amid culture of fear and secrecy

21 July 2014

Apartment blocks near a mosque and a kindergarten daubed with cartoon characters seem an unlikely place for the slaughter of 27 alleged sex workers, but in Baghdad death is never far. 

World AIDS Conference speakers take aim at countries with anti-gay laws

21 July 2014

Speakers and activists at the World Aids Conference in Melbourne have taken aim at countries with anti-gay laws, stating that they help to allow HIV to spread.

AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash

21 July 2014

A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.

Issues & Analysis

Nigerians seethe at the government’s failure to rescue abducted schoolgirls

23 July 2014

Goodluck Jonathan’s response to the Boko Haram crisis has been to hire an American PR firm. Nigerians abroad and at home are shaking their heads in disbelief

One Step Forward, One Step Back: The Fight for Transgender Rights in Latin America

22 July 2014

Recently, the highest court in Italy allowed a couple to remain legally married after one had sex reassignment surgery. In a surreal twist, the Catholic Church recognizes the couple as still married also, because it does not recognize gender reassignment. While it is hard to call this confluence the best of all possible worlds, it might be for now. The rights and freedoms of transgendered persons in other parts of the world, such as Latin America, are decidedly less clear.

HIV: a call for solidarity with the transgender community

21 July 2014

With the prevalence of HIV 50 times higher than that of the general population, societal acceptance and family support are crucial to the emotional wellbeing and health outcomes of LGBT people. Cecilia Chung tells her own story and calls for transgender sisterhood at the AIDS 2014 Conference

AWID's Friday Files

Youth Strategize for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Youth Strategize for the Post 2015 Development Agenda

25 July 2014

FRIDAY FILE – From 27-29 June, 21 young people from across Central, Eastern and Southeast Asia, the Pacific, Africa, North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, with diverse experiences came together in Hong Kong to strategize for the post-2015 development agenda process currently underway at the United Nations.

Feminist Economics: Looking to the New Global Development Agenda

Feminist Economics: Looking to the New Global Development Agenda

18 July 2014

FRIDAY FILE – AWID attended the recent Annual meeting the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), to find out what feminist economists are thinking and proposing on key economic justice issues, and remaining challenges for gender equality and women’s rights in the Post 2015 Development Agenda negotiations.

Stigmatization and the Role of Associations in the Fight against HIV in Middle East and North Africa

Stigmatization and the Role of Associations in the Fight against HIV in Middle East and North Africa

11 July 2014

FRIDAY FILE: At a recent international conference in Tunis[1] on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Arab Countries, AWID met Jocelyn DeJong, professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at American University in Beirut and coordinator of the Reproductive Health Working Group[2], to learn more about their research on the role of associations in fighting HIV stigmatization.

Activists Reflect on the Rights Implications of India’s New Government

Activists Reflect on the Rights Implications of India’s New Government

04 July 2014

FRIDAY FILE:  The result of India’s recent elections was a resounding victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a right-wing Hindu nationalist party. As Narendra Modi takes over leadership of India’s first majority government in three decades, AWID spoke with rights activists from diverse fields and locations about their reflections and concerns.

Indigenous People Demand Substantive Participation in UN Spaces

Indigenous People Demand Substantive Participation in UN Spaces

27 June 2014

FRIDAY FILE: AWID spoke with Mirna Cunningham, President of the Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous Peoples, about the recent UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the importance of participating substantively in this and other preparatory processes towards the World Conference of Indigenous People (WCIP) in September 2014.

New Resources

MIGS Video Campaign - Staying Safe Online: Gender and Safety on the Internet

23 July 2014

MIGS is proud to present its new video campaign to raise awareness on gender-based violence through new media technologies. The campaign also promotes the “SafenetCY”  Hotline and the Safer Internet Helpline operated by Cyberethics Cyprus.

Free Access to Articles on Key Topics in HIV/AIDS Research this Week from Routledge

23 July 2014

To coincide with AIDS 2014, the 20th International AIDS Conference, our Health & Social Care Arena theme for July is HIV/AIDS Research. To help you stay up-to-date on the latest research we’ve made over 150 articles free to read online. 

May 24 Pack - Gender & Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace

23 July 2014

The Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) is happy to announce the launch of its annual May 24 publication “Gender and Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace”. This May 24 Pack comprises 23 articles written by leading academics, pioneering women peace activists and civil society representatives from all over the world, critically reflecting on the links between gender & militarism from multiple perspectives. 

Special Focus

CSW Special Focus

CSW Special Focus

AWID is pleased to launch a special focus section on CSW 57. Follow the proceedings and keep up to date on events, news, analysis, and official and CSO statements in preparation for and coming out of the two-week meeting.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

AWID is alarmed by the escalating violence in the North Kivu province of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and is dismayed by the lack of international response to protect civilians and women human rights defenders. We stand in solidarity with our sisters in DRC and our partners who are working closely to ensure that WHRDs in the area are out of harm's way.

Parliamentary Coup in Paraguay

Parliamentary Coup in Paraguay

On June 22, 2012, the Paraguayan Senate found President Fernando Lugo guilty of impeachment charges in a 39 to 4 vote, resulting in his removal from office.  

Rio+20

Rio+20

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20-22 June 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

Crisis in Haiti

Crisis in Haiti

Two years after a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti’s capital of Port-Au-Prince, on Tuesday, 12 January 2010 the nation is still trying to rebuild their country and their lives.

Announcements

Enough! An End to Violence and Aggression in Palestine

23 July 2014

AWID strongly condemns Israel’s attacks on civilians in Gaza and calls for an immediate end to aggression by all sides.

Widowhood in the context of Beijing+20: Statement by Widows for Peace Through Democracy

23 July 2014

Widowhood issues require a specific focus.

Call upon the Parliament of Turkey to hold an emergency meeting to address the rampant femicide occurring throughout Turkey

23 July 2014

We hereby call upon international feminist and LGBTI organizations and individuals to support women's movements in Turkey in our demand that the Parliament of Turkey hold an emergency meeting to address the rampant killing of women throughout the country.

Comments

Log in or create a user account to comment.