#RightsAtRisk Webinar: The state of anti-rights organizing and our resistance
On 15th November 2017, AWID, as part of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs), is honored to provide a platform for feminist activists and women's rights advocates, including AWID members, partners and allies to discuss the state of anti-rights organizing and ways forward for our collective resistance.
Human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent, and inalienable. Yet, today ultra-conservative actors are targeting the systems established to protect our human rights.
In May 2017, the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) - a collaborative initiative that AWID is part of - released Rights At Risk, the first report to look in-depth at anti-rights actors operating in international human rights spaces.
The report revealed a large and complex global lobby of anti-right actors, using an evolving repertoire of strategies to chip away at the very content and structure of our human rights institutions and protections, with disastrous consequences for human rights and gender justice.
Karima is the Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Professor of International Law at the University of California–Davis School of Law, and author of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here. She is a board member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws, and sits on the Scholar Advisory Board of Muslims for Progressive Values.
Naureen is AWID’s Challenging Fundamentalisms Human Rights Coordinator and an activist and human rights lawyer. She is the author of Rights at Risk: Observatory on the Universality of Rights Trends Report 2017. She also worked with Women Living Under Muslim Laws and has been a researcher and advocate for gender justice and refugee rights with INTERIGHTS, the ILO, the Red Cross and the Human Dignity Trust.
Alejandra is a Latin American feminist and sexual rights activist and Director of Programs at AWID. She worked 5 years for Mama Cash as developing the fund’s unique Women’s Funds programme which also gave her expertise in feminist philanthropy. She is a Board Member for Akahatá-Equipo de Sexualidades y Géneros and Advisor to the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.
Cynthia has been an activist, author, and trainer for over 25 years. She is Working Group Member of OURs. In 2011 and in 2015, she consulted with the United Nations OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,where she contributed to the UN’s two groundbreaking reports on discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.