Why feminists reject Big Tech

Feminists reject the premise that the inclusion of women as consumers of technology is a route to achieving economic empowerment.

Bailout Manifesto: From a Feminist Bailout to a Global Feminist Economic Recovery

This Manifesto builds on the the global success of our #FeministBailout Action Week, 1-5 June, 2020. The document combines demands from feminist and social movements and lists 5 principles and 10 actions a feminist post-COVID recovery.

Key reports & resolutions at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council

The 37th session of the HRC is taking place in Geneva from 23 February to 23 March 2018, where the HRC will be presented with thematic and country reports from UN experts and where Member States will debate and pass resolutions on cross-cutting human rights issues and human rights situations in particular countries.

Illicit Financial Flows: Why we should claim these resources for gender, economic and social justice

The growing dominance of international financial markets and institutions in defining global economic policies has resulted in the capture of people’s power in the interest of global elites and big corporations.

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. 

A Feminist Approach to Canada’s International Assistance

A written submission to the International Assistance Review by Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, Oxfam Canada and Inter Pares.

AWID and partners brief the CEDAW Committee on religious fundamentalisms

During the 62nd CEDAW session, AWID, ARROW, SRI and the World Council of Churches presented a thematic briefing to the CEDAW Committee in Geneva titled “Religious Fundamentalisms, Extreme Interpretations of Religion and Gender Justice”. The aim of the briefing was to illustrate how rising religious fundamentalisms inhibit implementation of the CEDAW Convention. 

Rights before profit: Recommendations on corporate accountability from the co-convenors of the Post-2015 Human Rights Caucus

The private sector can play an important role in contributing new resources to achieving sustainable development and the post-2015 agenda. However, without clear lines of accountability there is an imminent risk that the development agenda over the next 15 years will be disproportionately impacted by unconstrained private sector financing, activities and priorities which undermine human rights.

Religion, Culture and Tradition: No Excuse for Violence

This publication highlights agreements that affirm the universal and interconnected nature of human rights. It can be used by human rights advocates to challenge state and non-state actors attempting to block the development, progress and protection of laws at all levels.

AWID Think Piece on Fiscal Policy, Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

This brief builds on AWID’s analysis on the impacts of the financial crisis on women and some of the lessons learned by key feminist economists and women’s rights activists on how fiscal policies impact human rights and women’s rights in particular.