Voices of Feminists, Women’s Rights, LGBTIQ+ and Trans-led Movements Must be at the Center of the Special Procedures Mechanism.

This statement was delivered by AWID on behalf of 9 civil society organizations, during the Annual Civil Society Meeting with Special Procedures on Friday 16 June 2023.

States Cannot Uphold Bodily Autonomy without Radical Transformation of the International Economic Order and Transformative Reparations

This joint statement was delivered by Action Canada for Population and Development on 21 June 2023, during the Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls at the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council.

Feminists Demand States and the UN Uphold the Right to Bodily Autonomy for All

This joint statement was delivered by Action Canada for Population and Development on 30 June 2023, during the annual full-day discussion on the human rights of women’s panel on gender-based violence against women and girls in public and political life at the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council.

Foreign Aid and Refugee Support: Stop the Cruel Sum-Zero Game

What is called a ‘refugee crisis’ is not the influx of refugees but the crisis of inhumane and often abusive and cruel asylum systems, designed not to receive but to reject as many people as possible.

Organizing for our rights: A domestic worker in the Middle East speaks

At a time when the experiences and demands of domestic workers are often narrated by others, Beirut-based, Filipina domestic worker Ursula Cruz tells her own story.

Dead, Battered, Missing: Women migrants sacrificed in Euro-Mediterranean policies

To commemorate World Refugee Day, celebrated each year on June 20th, AWID spoke to Yasmine Flitti, Director of Finance and Administration with Comede (Committee for the Health of Exiles) and Hélène Rama Niang Diagne, President and Founder of FECSDA (Women Education Culture Health and Development in Africa), to learn more about the issues and challenges of migration in the Mediterranean region from a feminist perspective.

Lebanon: Domestic Workers Need the Protection of a Union

To commemorate International Domestic Workers’ Day on June 16th, AWID spoke to Sawsan Abdulrahim, professor of health science at the American University of Beirut, to learn about the issues and challenges in unionizing domestic workers in Lebanon.

What is the State of Women’s Rights in Cyprus?

FRIDAY FILE: How do women fare in the prosperous Mediterranean nation of Cyprus?

By Kathambi Kinoti

Cyprus is a nation with a rich cultural history that stretches back over many centuries.Its modern history has been dominated by the territorial conflict between Turkey and Greece, and it is a unique nation, prosperous in some ways and challenged in others.

Girls and boys have equal access to education, and at higher education institutions,young women outperform men by number and by performance.

Racism, Sexism and Violence Against Sub-Saharan African Migrant Women

FRIDAY FILE: As we commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December), AWID speaks to Helena Maleno Garzón, researcher on migration and human trafficking, and member of the Caminando Fronteras network, to learn more about the intersections of racism, sexism and violence against Sub-Saharan African migrant women in Morocco and beyond.

By Mégane Ghorbani

Why Do Migrants’ SRHRs Matter? Why Don’t They?

FRIDAY FILE – Talks at the 46thUN Commission on Population and Development (CPD), under the theme New trends in migration: demographic aspects, saw rights-based groups confronting the very narrow views of migration held by conservative groups and affirming the role that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHRs) play in the lives of migrants, particularly women and girls.

By Saira Zuberi