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A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.

Source: AWID

Canada 150 and the decriminalization of Indigenous Sex Workers

During #Canada150, Naomi reflects on her 2015 open letter to Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould, calling for the centering of sex workers’ voices and experiences.

Source: AWID

Canada 150 and the decriminalization of Indigenous Sex Workers

During #Canada150, Naomi reflects on her 2015 open letter to Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould, calling for the centering of sex workers’ voices and experiences.

Source: AWID

Canada 150 and the decriminalization of Indigenous Sex Workers

During #Canada150, Naomi reflects on her 2015 open letter to Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould, calling for the centering of sex workers’ voices and experiences.

Source: AWID

Mass tourism: Bad for culture but good for women?

This month, Italy’s tourism season kicks into high gear. Florence, which receives more than 16 million tourists a year, is one of many cities to be marred by mass travel.


In the famously picturesque Piazza della Signoria, groups plod through the cobblestoned square, shepherded by flag-waving guides. Vendors peddle selfie-sticks in broken Italian. They peer, disoriented, through the teeming crowds.

But for all its bad points, tourism — which provides one out of every 11 jobs globally — remains one of the largest employers of women worldwide.

Source: PassBlue

Legal recognition of transgender people in Turkey: will the court seize the historic opportunity?

A couple of months ago, a local court judge in Edirne filed a plea to the Court of Constitution of Turkey to revoke the compulsory sterilization requirement for the recognition of transgender people.

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

In Breakaway Abkhazia, Revived Traditions Put Women on the Edge

SUKHUMI, Abkhazia — Here in the Caucasus region, hugging the Black Sea, this is what the capital of the small breakaway territory of Abkhazia looks like, more than 20 years after severing from Georgia: a city in tatters with abandoned buildings lining the streets and bullet holes still pockmarking the facades.

Source: PassBlue

Queer visual activism in South Africa

Sandisiwe comes from a lineage of Black queer South African artists, who have documented the joy, pain, and beauty of their communities. In a national context where they face femicides and the targeted rape of lesbians, self-exploration is tantamount to resistance. Here, Sandisiwe describes her foray into visual activism, her aspirations, and ongoing book project.

Source: AWID