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AWID Forum: Co-creating Feminist Futures

The last 2016 AWID Forum in Brazil, powerfully created a space for re-imagining our feminist futures. Since 1983, the event has become an iterative process of sharpening our analyses and actions; a watershed moment that reinvigorates feminisms; and a political home for women human rights defenders to find sanctuary. More
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Confronting Extractivism & Corporate Power

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) worldwide defend their lands, livelihoods and communities from extractive industries and corporate power. They stand against powerful economic and political interests driving land theft, displacement of communities, loss of livelihoods, and environmental degradation. More
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Human Rights Council (HRC)

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the key intergovernmental body within the United Nations system responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. AWID works with partners to share key knowledge, convene civil society dialogues and events, and influence negotiations and outcomes of the session. More
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Protection of the Family

Over the past few years, a troubling new trend at the international human rights level is being observed, where discourses on "protecting the family" are being employed to defend violations committed against family members, to bolster and justify impunity, and to restrict equal rights within and to family life. More
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Commission on the Status of Women

This year’s CSW, “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work”, is marked by an unprecedented political context. Alongside partners, AWID will be co-sponsoring several civil society convenings, influencing the negotiations and outcome document, and sharing key knowledge pieces on relevant themes. More
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Post-2015 Development Agenda

This special focus section provides critical feminist analysis and access to key resources related to the new development agenda which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015. More
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The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: 20 Years On

This special focus section provides analysis and key resources related to the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+20). More
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Third Financing for Development Conference

The conference presented an opportunity to advocate for a rights-based global development architecture that puts economic, gender, social and environmental justice at the center. It took place from 13-16 July 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. More

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