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Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these resources for gender, economic and social justice

The growing dominance of international financial markets and institutions in defining global economic policies has resulted in the capture of people’s power in the interest of global elites and big corporations.

Gender & Development: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

At birth and death, and each day in between, human need for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is near constant. Contributors to the issue highlight the importance of WASH provision for women and girls in their own right, as carers for families and communities, and as key to women’s empowerment.

Reclaiming policies for the public: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

In the 2030 Agenda governments declared that public finance has to play a vital role in achieving the SDGs. But in recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, business-friendly fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led to a massive weakening of the public sector and its ability to provide essential goods and services.

Transitional Justice

The Transitional Justice category examines different case studies showcasing the impact of addressing injustice on the degree to which women’s rights were achieved in various democratization processes. Women have often been referred to as “weapons of war” in all kinds of conflicts across and within borders, in different cultures, times and regions. Mechanisms used to bring those crimes committed before, during, and after conflicts and wars to justice are critical for laying the foundation for the new democracies.

The Transitions to Democracy

The Transitions to Democracy category mirrors the title of the mapping by including pieces that provide a more general historic geopolitical overview of specific countries or situations in transition from a broad cross-cutting perspective, thus setting a contextual tone for more specific categories of resources.

Promoting Gender Equity in the Democratic Process: Women’s Path to Political Participation and Decisionmaking

By highlighting issues surrounding governance and civil society, the PROWID projects pointed to various ways in which women can be integrated into the democratization process.

Director of Communications and Media

Deadline: Until filled

Location: Flexible

Organization: Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

The role holder provides strategic direction and oversight for AWID’s general and programmatic communications and media relations to help promote the issues we champion, amplify the voices of the feminist and social justice movements we work with, engage our key stakeholders and build new communities of partners, inspire support and advance the organization’s mission.

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HRC35: Keeping feminist demands on the table at the Human Rights Council

AWID took to Geneva this June to participate in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).   The HRC is the key intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Source: AWID

HRC35: Keeping feminist demands on the table at the Human Rights Council

AWID took to Geneva this June to participate in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).   The HRC is the key intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Source: AWID

HRC35: Keeping feminist demands on the table at the Human Rights Council

AWID took to Geneva this June to participate in the 35th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).   The HRC is the key intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Source: AWID