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Misogynoir and Climate Change: How Disaster Relief Fails Black Women

When we compound the realities of women’s disproportionate risks during disasters and Black people’s disproportionate environmental challenges, we can see how misogynoir functions in times of eco-crises.
 

Source: Bitch Media

Sex workers: Not victims

"Based on my personal ideas and feelings, I assumed that sex work was not a job that anyone would ever choose to do. I imagined that most people working in the sex industry must have been forced somehow. I have learned that my assumptions are not always right."

Source: The Red Umbrella Fund

Donor Ethics and the Revolution in the Making: Understanding the Role of Wellbeing in Human Rights Funding

We, human rights funders, support brave activists all around the world because we want the revolution to happen. For various reasons, we are not the ones at the frontlines. We are not the ones who will be jailed, who will get beaten or harassed, or threatened with rape for pursuing justice. Not for all of us, but for most of us, this is not the reality of our everyday lives.

Source: The International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG)

Hunting out Feminists in Egypt

Recent events in Egypt have made it clear that the Egyptian state seems determined to close down the civic space of feminists. Azza Soliman and Mozn Hassan Embody the State’s Refusal of Feminist Activism in both Private and Public Spheres.

Source: Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) / AWID

A Kaleidoscope of Solidarities

The Women Human Rights Defenders Hub at the AWID Forum was many things that are beautiful, informative, and challenging. Bringing to the same space women, trans* and intersex activists working in different parts of the world, we all had the opportunity to collectively reflect on challenges, unite in healing power and exchange strategies. It was a one of a kind opportunity for committed and fierce women, trans* and intersex activists in acknowledging each other’s strength in the struggle for  healing justice.

Source: AWID Forum

Decolonizing Feminism: A Brazilian perspective

For the first time ever this fall, the AWID international Forum occurred in Brazil, and put a spotlight on Brazilian feminist movements and perspectives.

Source: AWID Forum

Women Human Rights Defenders: Targeted for identity and activism

AWID’s 5th online tribute to Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) who have died in recent years, commemorates sixty feminists and activists. Thirty eight of these defenders died violently, and were murdered as a result of who they were, their identities, and the rights they defended. 

Source: AWID/IPS

Women Human Rights Defenders: Targeted for identity and activism

AWID’s 5th online tribute to Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) who have died in recent years, commemorates sixty feminists and activists. Thirty eight of these defenders died violently, and were murdered as a result of who they were, their identities, and the rights they defended. 

Source: AWID/IPS

Women Human Rights Defenders: Targeted for identity and activism

AWID’s 5th online tribute to Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) who have died in recent years, commemorates sixty feminists and activists. Thirty eight of these defenders died violently, and were murdered as a result of who they were, their identities, and the rights they defended. 

Source: AWID/IPS

Constructing Plural Solidarities: For women, trans* and intersex activisms and struggles

The AWID young feminist activism campaign #PracticeSolidarity showed that solidarities requires being committed to the hard work of analysing the issue through an intersectional feminist lens and recognising that solidarity is rather giving real space for historically excluded communities to speak for themselves.

Source: The International Journal on Human Rights / AWID