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The Devil is in the Details

This research paper from AWID examines the relationship between development initiatives, the growth of religious fundamentalisms, and the state of women’s rights. The paper is currently published in English, with French and Spanish translation planned for later in 2016.

Human Rights for All – International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights: A Handbook – Women’s ESCR

Human rights are inherent, universal, interdependent, inalienable and indivisible. Yet, in the twenty-first century, women across the globe continue to suffer from imposed gender-based discrimination that denies them access to economic and social resources. Specifically, women constitute 70 per cent of the world’s poor, two-thirds of the world’s illiterate and are continually denied access to basic healthcare, housing, education, work and social security. These burdens restrict women from enjoying their human rights.

Enabling a Global Human Rights Movement for Women and Girls with Disabilities: Global Disabled Women's Rights Advocacy Report

WEI's Report is the first-ever report and map and it includes data, analysis and infographics of the leaders, venues, and locations where women's disability rights advocates and organizations are especially active, where the gaps are, and where there are opportunities for collaboration, and helps in achieving greater collective impact.

New report maps West African LGBTQ organizing

The research provides an overview of LGBTQ organizing in a large and diverse region, drawing upon a wide range of perspectives and experiences of local activists and organizations.


The following case study excerpts highlight various stories and voices from the VVLead Fellowship Program, and ultimately, make the case for investing in women’s leadership networks. 

Mean Streets: Identifying and Responding to Urban Refugees’ Risks of Gender-Based Violence

An analysis of the unique protection challenges and opportunities afforded by urban settings, including the risks specific to different groups.

Why Governments Target Civil Society and What Can Be Done in Response

Drawing on a literature review and on discussions with activists from around the world, this report identifies five causal factors affecting closing space that merit extensive, systematic inquiry. These various lines of inquiry provide a rich, new agenda that if addressed can help generate remedies to improve the conditions under which citizens organize in support of human rights.

Research on abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean

This publication discusses various aspects of the most important issues of research on induced abortion, from a critical review of results and methodologies. It aims to identify trends and remarkable results in each subject.

An Economy for the 1%

62 people own the same as half the world, reveals Oxfam Davos report.

Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes

This report is the outcome of two international workshops entitled ‘Promoting women’s participation in peace negotiations and political processes after violent conflicts’. Peace activists from different regions undergoing violent conflict and peace processes participated in both workshops.