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.

AWID Think Piece on Fiscal Policy, Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

This brief builds on AWID’s analysis on the impacts of the financial crisis on women and some of the lessons learned by key feminist economists and women’s rights activists on how fiscal policies impact human rights and women’s rights in particular.

What Gender Equality Advocates Should Know about Taxation

This paper is intended to provide information to assist in the analysis of potential gender bias in tax systems and the design of gender-sensitive revenue measures.

Women's Rights, the World Trade Organization and the World Trade Order

This primer describes the World Trade Organization and the relationship between trade policies and gender, and concludes with an agenda for action.

The World Bank and Women's Rights in Development

This primer describes the World Bank, its governance structure and its gender mainstreaming strategy. It concludes with some action suggestions for gender equality advocates.

Women's Work Exposed: New Trends and their Implications

This primer provides an overview of global trends and some strategies which are used to protect women’s worker rights, emphasizing the importance of work issues to all work for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Achieving Women’s Economic and Social Rights: Strategies and Lessons from Experience

This paper synthesizes and analyzes some of the learnings and strategies that have emerged from our advocacy around economic, social and cultural rights.

The most lethal virus is not COVID-19

The escalating panic and fear surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is palpable across the social spectrum.

The Governor of California, the US State where I live, has ordered the entire state to “shelter in place” for the foreseeable future, meaning we can leave home only for essential tasks. Yes, the virus is yet to be fully known and controlled; yes, the incidence of infection is increasing and cannot be predicted accurately; yes this virus causes death. And yes, we must keep washing our hands and taking other precautions and maintaining physical distance.

Youth Artists Reflect a New Future in Haiti

One youth whose work was featured is 22-year-old Islande Henry. She spoke in front of one of her paintings, of two women talking in front of their home, inspired by Article 16 of CEDAW which protects women and children’s rights in family relations. Islande said.

My Journey to Haiti: Reflections on Younger Women’s Contributions to the Movement

Earlier this month, I traveled to Port-au-Prince as a part of a Global Fund for Women (GFW) delegation to learn about the current situation of women in Haiti and to learn how we can best support women’s roles in decision-making throughout the reconstruction process