Joint civil society statement on Abortion at the 51st session of the Human Rights Council

The trend of decriminalisation, provision of access to self-managed abortions and removing unnecessary legal restrictions to abortion services should continue until all persons can secure their right to bodily autonomy without discrimination.

HRC51 Joint Statement: Biennial panel discussion on the right to development

The trend of decriminalisation, provision of access to self-managed abortions and removing unnecessary legal restrictions to abortion services should continue until all persons can secure their right to bodily autonomy without discrimination.

“Bigger than BlackRock: Challenging UN Corporate Partnerships”

On 23 August 2022, the feminists behind #BlockBlackRock met with UN Women representatives to express concerns about the announced partnership with the world’s largest investment firm, BlackRock, and with the broader approach to corporate partnerships.

Key reports & resolutions at the 51st Session of the Human Rights Council

The 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council takes place from 12th September 2022 - 7th October 2022, in Geneva.

Appeal for letters - solidarity with women wrongly imprisoned in El Salvador

This is a really historic opportunity for meaningful cross-border solidarity: the first case on the criminalization of abortion that comes before the Inter-American Human Rights Court.

We know that anti-rights actors are likely to flood the Court with their own opinions. We hope you'll make your voice heard in support of women's rights.

Feminist Groups Reject State Attempts to Roll-back on Gender Justice at HRC50

This joint statement was released jointly by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) in response to the hostile amendments by states during the adoption of the Resolution on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls at the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council.

At the UN, states and anti-rights actors join forces to push back against gender justice

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has long been a space for civil society to hold states accountable for human rights violations. However, it has recently become fertile ground for a host of vested interests intent on pushing back rights, particularly around gender and sexuality. At the most recent session last month, we witnessed some states in thrall to the priorities of multinational corporations and others pushing anti-rights language.

Feminist groups demand states to stop repression of young feminist activists

This joint statement was delivered by AWID on behalf of the Observatory on the Universality of Rights on young women and girl’s activism.

Brief “Gender Ideology” Narratives: A Threat To Human Rights

Anti-rights actors construct “gender ideology” as an attack on the nation and traditions, as well as an attack on the family, marriage, and religious freedom. Across the board, these narratives rely on provoking uncertainty and fear, and are often combined with misinformation and sensationalism.

Key reports & resolutions at the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the foremost intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. The 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council takes place from 13th June 2022 - 8 July 2022, in Geneva.