Priority Areas

Supporting feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements to thrive, to be a driving force in challenging systems of oppression, and to co-create feminist realities.

Co-Creating Feminist Realities

While we dream of a feminist world, there are those who are already building and living it. These are our Feminist Realities!

What are Feminist Realities?

Feminist Realities are the living, breathing examples of the just world we are co-creating. They exist now, in the many ways we live, struggle and build our lives.

Feminist Realities go beyond resisting oppressive systems to show us what a world without domination, exploitation and supremacy look like.

These are the narratives we want to unearth, share and amplify throughout this Feminist Realities journey.

Transforming Visions into Lived Experiences

Through this initiative, we:

  • Create and amplify alternatives: We co-create art and creative expressions that center and celebrate the hope, optimism, healing and radical imagination that feminist realities inspire.

  • Build knowledge: We document, demonstrate & disseminate methodologies that will help identify the feminist realities in our diverse communities.

  • Advance feminist agendas: We expand and deepen our collective thinking and organizing to advance just solutions and systems that embody feminist values and visions.

  • Mobilize solidarity actions: We engage feminist, women’s rights and gender justice movements and allies in sharing, exchanging and jointly creating feminist realities, narratives and proposals at the 14th AWID International Forum.


The AWID International Forum

As much as we emphasize the process leading up to, and beyond, the four-day Forum, the event itself is an important part of where the magic happens, thanks to the unique energy and opportunity that comes with bringing people together.

We expect the next Forum to:

  • Build the power of Feminist Realities, by naming, celebrating, amplifying and contributing to build momentum around experiences and propositions that shine light on what is possible and feed our collective imaginations

  • Replenish wells of hope and energy as much needed fuel for rights and justice activism and resilience

  • Strengthen connectivity, reciprocity and solidarity across the diversity of feminist movements and with other rights and justice-oriented movements

Learn more about the Forum process

We are sorry to announce that the 14th AWID International Forum is cancelled

Given the current world situation, our Board of Directors has taken the difficult decision to cancel Forum scheduled in 2021 in Taipei. 

Read the full announcement

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Broadening Pleasure

Hedone

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#EmptyChairs campaign

Caroline Tagny, Coalition of African Lesbians
Carrie Shelver, Sexual Rights Initiative
Emeline Dupuis, Sexual Rights Initiative
Pooja Badarinath, Sexual Rights Initiative
Pooja Patel, International Service for Human Rights
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Feminist Realities:
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Ana María Hernández Cárdenas, Consorcio Oaxaca
Nallely Tello Méndez, Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en México
Jelena Dordevic Liana Funes, National Network of Women Human Rights Defenders in Honduras
Rebeca Girón
Tania Lopes Muri, Movimento de Mulheres da Região dos Lagos
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Claudia A. Cardona, Mujeres Libres Colombia
Phyllis Hardy, National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
Grace Natalia, Womxn’s Voice and Women and Harm Reduction International Network
Mónica Marginet Flinch, Metzineres
Kenya Cuevas, Casa de las Muñecas Tiresias A.C.
Dawn Harrington, Free Hearts

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Movement as Healing,
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Kimalee Phillip
Luz Stella Uspina Murillo, Fondo Acción Urgente para América Latina y el Caribe
Sara Munarriz-Awad, Fondo Acción Urgente para América Latina y el Caribe
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Deborah A, Black LGBTQ Migrant Project (BLMP)
Anima Adjepong, Silent Majority
Maame Adwoa Marfo, FRIDA
Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity


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Lindiwe Rasekoala
Lizzie Kiama
Jovana Drodevic
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Lindiwe Rasekoala
Lizzie Kiama
Jovana Drodevic
Malaka Grant


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Networking and Solidarity Building Among Young Feminist Organizers

Nino Ugrekhelidze, AWID
Anwulika Ngozi
Okonjo Pooja Singh


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Ganna Dovbakh, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA)
Priscila Gadelha, Rede Nacional de Feministas Antiproibicionistas (RENFA)
Veronica Russo, Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Personas que Usan Drogas (LANPUD)
Diana Edem, Heartland Alliance International
Judy Chang, International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)
Louise Vincent, NC Urban Survivors Union
Aura Roig, Metzineres
Malicia, Live Artist

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Young Climate Feminists Building Radical Futures:
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Sanam Amin, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
Maggie Mapondera, Womin African Alliance
Maria Alejandra Escalente, FRIDA
Patricia Miranda Wattimena, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Mara Dolan, WEDO
Andrea Vega Troncoso, WEDO

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Malicia Sabina, Resistencia No Binarix
Andras Yareth Hernández, Resistencia No Binarix

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Grace Chang, Taiwan Association for Disability Rights
Angel Hsu, Taiwan Association for Disability Rights
Joyann Peng, Taiwan Association for Disability Rights
Amy Wu, Taiwan Association for Disability Rights

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Feminist learnings on digital security in times of socio political and sanitary crisis

Paul Nail Ojeda
Paola Moss


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Camila Romero, VientoSur
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Aditi Pinto, Inroads
Daniela Tellez Del Valle, Di RAMONA
Sandra Cardona, Necesito Abortar México
Mickreen Adhiambo, Aunty Jane Hotline and MAMA Network
Zachi Brewster, Dopo Abortion Support
Ika Ayi, Samsara

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“With her life, Asma rewrote the history that many of us were told as women. Asma changed the world. She changed it in Pakistan, and she changed it in our imaginations."

 


 

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