AWID is an international, feminist, membership organisation committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights

Become a Member

© Adolfo Lujan | Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) - modified

Honouring WHRDs Resistance to Corporate Power

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of struggles worldwide to challenge inequality and economic and political systems based on natural resource extraction, labour exploitation and multiple forms of discrimination.

Source: AWID

Honouring WHRDs Resistance to Corporate Power

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) have been, and continue to be, at the forefront of struggles worldwide to challenge inequality and economic and political systems based on natural resource extraction, labour exploitation and multiple forms of discrimination.

Source: AWID

Donors thinking big: beyond gender equality funds

The case for investing in southern women’s rights organisations is firmly established, but to create sustainability, resilience and long-term change donors need to invest in the infrastructure of the organisations and movements.

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

Family: The Invisible Battlefront for Female Professionals in China

Lean In China, a personal and professional development platform for women, on November 7, 2016 released the 2016 Women, Work and Happiness White Paper at the Yale Center Beijing with strategic partners including Olay, Tencent and LinkedIn.

Source: Women of China

DatNav: new guide to navigate digital data in human rights research

This new resource looks at the use of data for researching a broad range of human rights issues, including economic, social and cultural rights. It also zooms in on the use of government statistics and budgetary data and includes examples of the use of this type of data from CESR’s work in Guatemala and Spain.

Never silent: a brief history of women’s rights movement in Afghanistan

When we analyze Afghan women’s struggle for their freedom in all its glory, we notice one key element. Despite living in a traditional patriarchal society where women are automatically seen as less, seeking equality and rights has been a shared concern for women throughout history.

Source: Free Women Writers

Feminist with vision, courage and commitment

Rama is a young Senegalese feminist, researcher and writer. In her early twenties, she wrote her first novel La dernière lettre. A year later she was selected as a MILEAD fellow of the Moremi initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa.

Feminist with vision, courage and commitment

Rama is a young Senegalese feminist, researcher and writer. In her early twenties, she wrote her first novel La dernière lettre. A year later she was selected as a MILEAD fellow of the Moremi initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa.

Feminist with vision, courage and commitment

Rama is a young Senegalese feminist, researcher and writer. In her early twenties, she wrote her first novel La dernière lettre. A year later she was selected as a MILEAD fellow of the Moremi initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa.

Growing ‘Agripreneurs’ in Ghana

Nana Adjoa Sifa Amponsah dreams of “a society where young women graduates are proud to be ‘agripreneurs’, agricultural entrepreneurs, and where the smallholder farmer gets value for money”.