Beijing Unfettered: Workshop Guide Online

We present virtual and in-person workshop methodologies to help you organize a Beijing Unfettered workshop in your community, collective or movement. We commit to doing our best to amplify bold, creative and visionary ideas and voices on the road to Beijing +25/Generation Equality Forums and beyond!

Beijing Unfettered: the Power of Young Feminist Movements

Beijing Unfettered is about young feminist movements across the globe engaging in offline and online conversations with a creative and participatory methodology.

Compilation of inputs from women’s rights advocates on the occasion of the CSW59

In the lead up to CSW59 AWID called on feminists and women’s rights advocates to share three key messages about women’s rights with UN and government leaders.

From Policy to Reality: Young People Demand Implementation!

The post-2015 mechanism in development is expected to ensure gender equality and ‘leave no one behind.’ However, gender mainstreaming or even the MDGs and ICPD15 platforms have still failed to address gender inequality in a nuanced manner. 

CSW 59 – Beijing Betrayed

Two decades after the Fourth World Conference on Women, women and girls around the world deserve better than this year’s CSW outcomes.

AWID's Speech at the Opening Session of the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

"I would like to focus my speech on five key messages, which have been shaped by hundreds of women from around the world."

We All Can Be Women Human Rights Defenders

FRIDAY FILE: AWID spoke with Lucinda O’Hanlon, Adviser on Women's Rights from the Women's Rights and Gender Section of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) about the office’s current Campaign “Beijing + 20: Women Human Rights Defenders Campaign”.

Outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly and its contribution to shaping a gender perspective towards the realization of the MDG´s

"By now is clear that most responses to the crisis have been gender-blind and therefore not effective in mitigating the effects of the crisis on women. It is key to ensure that responses to the crisis incorporate a clear analysis of its impact on women and are gender-sensitive, taking into account different dimensions, but particularly, the reproductive economy," said Lydia Alpízar Durán, Executive Director of AWID, in the CSW.

54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

United Nations Headquarters - NYC, March 1-12, 2010

Shaping a gender perspective towards the full realization of the MDGs

This article is based on a speech delivered by AWID’s Executive Director, Lydia Alpízar Durán at a High Level Roundtable during the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

Vienna +20 - The World has Changed Considerably, as Women's Rights are Taken More Seriously as Human Rights

FRIDAY FILE – AWID spoke to Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar of the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University, about the key role the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna and the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) played in advancing a human rights revolution, and why Vienna + 20 needs to highlight both the progress and the continuing obstacles to realization of these rights.

By Susan Tolmay