Feminists on the Frontline: Case Studies of Resisting and Challenging Fundamentalisms

This collection of case studies is a testament to the women and men around the world who have stood up to reject the imposition of norms and values in the name of religion as well as to expose and challenge the privileged position given to religion in public policies. 

Evangelicals target Ghana in the 'Year of Return'

Ghana is a great place to visit.

For over two decades, the country has experienced relatively smooth democratic governance, with the vast majority of the diverse Ghanaian population coexisting peacefully. This year, Ghana is expected to receive a huge boost to the tourism industry and the economy at large as a result of the huge surge in Diaspora visitors for the Year of Return.

Nigeria: Not left out of the global rollback of sexual and reproductive rights

To really care for life, all of the women, babies, children and minors captured in that statement must have access to a full bouquet of health services that allow them to live long and live well. An insistence that foetuses become babies at all costs, even when that cost is the lives and wellbeing of hundreds of women and girls, is not pro-life. It is misogynistic. And it must be resisted.

Human Rights Council Resolutions on “Protection of the Family”

Resolutions on “Protection of the Family” were passed at the Human Rights Council in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The “Protection of the Family” agenda is driven by ultra-conservative efforts to impose “traditional” and patriarchal interpretations of the family, and to move rights out of the hands of family members and into the institution of ‘the family’.

REWRITING THE BOOK: Young Women Challenge Religious Fundamentalisms

Young women today are feeling the effects of fundamentalist movements differently than their mothers did--and they are uniquely positioned to challenge fundamentalisms' impact.

Argentine Green Tide on the Rise, Challenging ‘Fear of god’

After the June 14th vote that approved the bill legalizing the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancies, various groups and institutions ramped up their opposition. Out of arguments, they began resorting to violence.

The Gender Dynamics of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

As the world watches, “a text book example of ethnic cleansing” and the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis is underway in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). AWID spoke to women activists in Myanmar to shed light on the different factors driving this unprecedented human rights and humanitarian crisis and its many gender dimensions.

Co-creating Feminist Futures: The journey continues

A year ago today, 1,800 feminists and women’s rights advocates from all corners of our movements gathered on the shores of Bahia for the 13th AWID International Forum.

Meet the artist Carol Rossetti

Read as Forum Program Coordinator, Amina Doherty sits down with Carol Rossetti, the artist who made the 12 activist portraits. Learn more about her and her work.

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.