Cultural rights for all: the UN must continue to support the mandate of the Special Rapporteur

AWID and the Association for Progressive Communications delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights, during the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council in support of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur in the fields of Cultural Rights, Karima Bennoune.

Social protection must remain a universal right

Ahead of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) on social protection, feminist activists have a chance to leverage our collective power to counter the backlash on our rights and our lives by fascist, fundamentalist, authoritarian and corporate actors.

AWID and FEMNET express deep concerns about the ongoing privatization and corporate capture of social protection that is undermining human rights at an unprecedented scale.

5 Reasons the work of the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights matters to feminists

The latest report from UN expert Karima Bennoune is an important building block in the human rights response to fundamentalisms and extremisms, and has special importance for feminists.

Supporting art for change

In this first conversation – AWID's Arts & Culture Coordinator Amina Doherty sits down with donors, artists, and activists from diverse social movements, contexts and backgrounds to discuss their work, alternative strategies for organising and the value of supporting (and funding!) art.

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.

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

HRC 34: AWID Statement on protecting cultural rights on a basis of equality

Human Rights Council, 34th Session - Statement by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

“To stories rumoured in branches”, artwork by Rollie Mukherjee

“Time and history have never seen eye to eye .Time laughs at history and time and time and time again. Time traps history in a lie .But we always ,somehow, managed to roar history back onstage to take another bow to justify, to sanctify the journey until now” by James Baldwin

Living a Language, Like We Live on the Margins

By Fania Noel

In the context of globalization, where the once imperial ruler has lost first place in soft power to the Anglo-Saxons, the former French colonies are those keeping French alive outside of France.

There can never be political change without cultural change

As part of AWID's ongoing commitment to building creative cross-movement work, we are exploring multiple ways of working with and learning from artists and cultural makers from diverse social movements as a means of building solidarity, stimulating creative connections, and facilitating mutual learning.