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Still no country for women? Double standards in choosing the next UN Secretary-General

Six of the twelve candidates for the job of UN Secretary-General are women, but in the first informal vote at the Security Council only one woman made it to the top five. Why ?

Source: Open Democracy

A Feminist Approach to Canada’s International Assistance

A written submission to the International Assistance Review by Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, Oxfam Canada and Inter Pares.

How can we tolerate anti-LGBTQ rhetoric at a major human rights forum?

Even in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, the Organisation of American States is under attack from religious groups over its support of LGBTQ people.

Source: AWID and The Guardian

How can we tolerate anti-LGBTQ rhetoric at a major human rights forum?

Even in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, the Organisation of American States is under attack from religious groups over its support of LGBTQ people.

Source: AWID and The Guardian

How can we tolerate anti-LGBTQ rhetoric at a major human rights forum?

Even in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, the Organisation of American States is under attack from religious groups over its support of LGBTQ people.

Source: AWID and The Guardian

Sustaining Ourselves, Our Activism, Our Movements

Ahead of the 2016 International Day of Action for Women's Health, on 28 May, we spotlight Sacred Women International, an AWID member based in Toronto, Canada. The organisation focuses on “creating a balance” and building the well-being of African, Caribbean, and Black Women across the diaspora.

Sustaining Ourselves, Our Activism, Our Movements

Ahead of the 2016 International Day of Action for Women's Health, on 28 May, we spotlight Sacred Women International, an AWID member based in Toronto, Canada. The organisation focuses on “creating a balance” and building the well-being of African, Caribbean, and Black Women across the diaspora.

Sustaining Ourselves, Our Activism, Our Movements

Ahead of the 2016 International Day of Action for Women's Health, on 28 May, we spotlight Sacred Women International, an AWID member based in Toronto, Canada. The organisation focuses on “creating a balance” and building the well-being of African, Caribbean, and Black Women across the diaspora.

Countering Zika: Women’s Right to self-determination must be central

The Zika epidemic has exposed issues surrounding pregnancy. Policies and resources to support the rights of women to prevent pregnancy, obtain safe abortion care or become a parent and raise a child should be an ongoing priority, rather than something that receives fleeting attention at a moment of acute crisis.

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Egyptian feminist leader Mozn Hassan resolute in face of official investigation

Nazra for Feminist Studies head receives widespread support over claims NGO is illegal as crackdown on Egyptian civil society is condemned.

Source: AWID and The Guardian