Your voice is fundamental against religious fundamentalisms

This short video can be used as an energizer in any spaces where activists confronting religious fundamentalist opposition are meeting to discuss or advance their work. The video was produced by Articulación ‎Feminista Marcosur in early 2013, in collaboration with Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir-México and AWID. The video was originally produced in Spanish, and is also available in English, French and Arabic.

Significant Moments For Women's Rights In 2011

From conflict and natural disasters to progressive laws and the ascension of women into key political posts, 2011 brought progress and setbacks to women's rights. AWID presents a visual overview of the year through a women's rights lens. 

Highs and Lows for Women's Rights and Gender Justice in 2014

2014 saw an unprecedented increase in conflict, militarism and rising fundamentalisms across the globe, negatively affecting women in a plethora of ways. And while negotiations on the new development agenda - to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that expire this year – took centre stage, women’s rights activists had to fight hard to advance women's human rights. In this video AWID presents a visual overview of some of the highs and lows for women’s rights and gender justice in 2014.

Significant Moments for Women's Rights in 2013

From progressive laws and resolutions being passed to conservative backlash, regressive laws, violence and conflict, 2013 was another year of progress and setbacks for women's rights. AWID presents a visual overview of some of the year's significant moments for women's rights.



Significant Moments for Women's Rights 2012

AWID presents a visual overview of some of 2012's events through a women's rights lens.

Rights at Risk: The Observatory on the Universality of Rights Trends Report 2017

This report is the first of a series on human rights trends produced by the Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) initiative, a collaborative and multi-organizational project that aims to monitor, analyze, and share information on anti-rights initiatives.

The impact of fundamentalism and extremism on cultural rights

In her second report to the Human Rights Council (34th session, March 2017), Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune considers how the rise of fundamentalism and extremism, in diverse forms, represent major threats to human rights worldwide.

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.

AWID and partners brief the CEDAW Committee on religious fundamentalisms

During the 62nd CEDAW session, AWID, ARROW, SRI and the World Council of Churches presented a thematic briefing to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva titled “Religious Fundamentalisms, Extreme Interpretations of Religion and Gender Justice”. The aim of the briefing was to illustrate how rising religious fundamentalisms inhibit implementation of the CEDAW Convention. 

'Protection of the Family': A Human Rights Response

Recent moves at the UN for ‘protection of the family’ conflict with established principles of international human rights law, including universality and indivisibility.