UN Special Procedures must Take Concrete Measures to Ensure Civil Society Participation and Engagement with their Mandates

This joint statement was delivered by the Sexual Rights initiative on 16 June 2023, on behalf of the #EmptyChairs Campaign and 15 organizations, during the Annual Civil Society Meeting with Special Procedures.

Não há lugar para agendas anti-trans na ONU

Rejeitamos a cooptação do marco dos direitos humanos, particularmente a noção defendida pela Relatora Especial de que o cumprimento dos direitos das mulheres trans, por um lado, e das mulheres cis, por outro, é ou pode ser conflituoso e incompatível.

Feminist Reflections from HRC53: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

As we reflect on its recently-concluded 53rd session taking place in June and July 2023, we revisit some of the details to better understand how states and anti-rights organizations seek to avoid scrutiny for human rights violations and undermine the system as a whole.

There Is No Place for Anti-Trans Agendas in the UN

We reject the co-optation of the human rights framework that the fulfillment of the rights of trans women and cis women is or can be conflicting and incompatible.

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.

Making trade work for gender equality

Trade has the potential to advance gender equality and realise women’s rights by expanding decent work opportunities for women and contributing to sustainable and equitable economic development. However, in many cases this potential has not been fulfilled; trade, and the agreements that establish its rules, have impacted negatively on the lives of many women. 

AWID reflections on the United Nations Secretary General Report “A Life of Dignity for All”

AWID presents this analysis of the Secretary General's report as a contribution to the UN debates from a feminist and human rights perspective, and also as a follow-up to our critical analysis of the Post-2015 High Level Panel report.

Reflections towards a post-2015 development agenda

This paper presents AWID’s analysis of the post-2015 High Level Panel (HLP) report and reflections for the post-2015 development agenda moving forward.

Getting at the Roots: Reintegrating human rights and gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda

This paper aims to contribute to debates on addressing root causes of inequalities, including gender inequality, within the post-2015 development process.

Climate Justice: Why women must be included

The outcome of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held in Paris from November 30th to December 11th 2015, has reinforced the reasons why women must be at the heart of decisions and mobilization to advance climate justice. This week AWID looks at some of the challenges and opportunities of integrating women into these processes.