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Decolonial Solidarity in the Fight Against Corporate Power in Morocco

In a world where expropriation and corporate power is the norm, sociologist, filmmaker and Franco-Moroccan activist Soraya El Kahlaoui made a film on the struggle of the Ghich L’Oudaya tribe in Morocco, and the role of women in particular. 

Source: AWID

CSW61: Report and analysis of the agreed conclusions

Champions of gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights and the women's movement saw this CSW as a litmus test of the strength of international political commitment in the face of fresh challenges to the historic and hard won normative gains of the gender equality compact secured especially between 2012 - 2016.

Source: UN Women

Evidence of trauma: the impact of human rights work on advocates

It’s time to think seriously about the effects of trauma on human rights activists. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on mental health and well-being in the human rights. 

Source: Open Democracy

Collective Power of Inclusion

In September of last year, thousands of women gathered in Bahia, Brazil for AWID’s women’s rights Forum to celebrate the collective power of women and the importance of intersectionality. Due to a concerted effort by passionate activists, donors, and AWID, for the first time women with disabilities were visible participants in this important global conference, demonstrating their power and rightful place within the women’s rights movement.

Source: Disability Rights Fund

Fighting for equality carries massive health risks, particularly if you are a woman

Too often their lives are at stake. Most women human rights defenders are exposed to extreme violence, they work exhausted, and experience permanent stress, which makes them increasingly vulnerable to physical and mental illnesses. Women human rights organizations need to integrate holistic self-care and wellbeing programs to sustain their work, but minuscule budgets still hinder this for most.

Source: The NCD Alliance

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory

This article is dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.

Source: AWID

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory

This article is dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.

Source: AWID

The women behind El Salvador’s historic environmental victory

This article is dedicated to all Salvadoran women who have actively resisted and defended their territories, to all those who continue to resist, and to those who have passed on as a result of their resistance.

Source: AWID

Despite the US global gag rule, we’ll continue the campaign against FGM

Djenab Diallo, an End FGM Ambassador, discusses the group’s ‘Building Bridges’ campaign to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.

Source: Equal Times

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

Source: AWID