Women Human Rights Defenders confronting extractive industries

Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) continues to grow. WHRDs confronting unfettered corporate power in pursuit of human rights face particular situations of risk and threats.

A Call to Action: Insights into the Status of Funding for Indigenous Women’s Groups

It is our hope that this report will open a dialogue and space for further unpacking of the provided data and results and will provide actionable guidance in how funding trends and donor recommendations can support Indigenous Women’s Organizations in a meaningful and effective way, ensuring a sustainable planet for our future generations.

The impact of fundamentalism and extremism on cultural rights

In her second report to the Human Rights Council (34th session, March 2017), Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune considers how the rise of fundamentalism and extremism, in diverse forms, represent major threats to human rights worldwide.

Planting seeds for innovation: initiatives that emerged from the 2012 Forum

This report reveals how ideas generated at the 2012 Forum and supported by an AWID’s Innovation Seed Initiatives have far-reaching benefits and ripple effects.

Brave, Creative and Resilient: The State of Young Feminist Organizing

FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund launched at the 2016 AWID international Forum, an exclusive research that analyzed young feminist-led organizing from more than 1500 organizations around the world, over three years.

Challenging corporate power: Struggles for women’s rights, economic and gender justice

AWID and the Solidarity Center release of a joint report that outlines the ways in which large national and transnational corporations are impacting the lives of women’s and oppressed people’s and offers insights into their strategies of resistance.

Key readings from the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council

We feature here key reports and resources related to the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva from 13 June to 1 July 2016.

The Devil is in the Details

This research paper from AWID examines the relationship between development initiatives, the growth of religious fundamentalisms, and the state of women’s rights. The paper is currently published in English, with French and Spanish translation planned for later in 2016.

IM-Defensoras report on violence against WHRDs in Mesoamerica

This Second Regional Report includes and compares information gathered between 2012 and 2014. AWID, as IM-Defensoras member of its Steering Group, is proud to have contributed in the data gathering and analysis of this report.

The One-Year Evaluation of AWID's 2008 Forum

This report summarizes and analyses results of the one-year evaluation conducted among a focus group of participants at AWID’s 11th International Forum “The Power of Movements” held in Cape Town, South Africa in November, 2008.