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

Evidence of trauma: the impact of human rights work on advocates

It’s time to think seriously about the effects of trauma on human rights activists. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on mental health and well-being in the human rights. 

Source: Open Democracy

Nations pledge to cut women's unpaid work and close the gender pay gap

in partnership with The Guardian

Agreement made at UN’s Commission on the Status of Women overcomes efforts by US and Russia to weaken text on violence, and sexual and reproductive rights.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

CSW61: Global Unions Statement

We call on all trade unions, workers and the public to urgently contact and lobby their governments to support the inclusion and retention of the full and substantive role of the ILO in the CSW61 Agreed Conclusions and specifically its implementation and monitoring role.

Source: The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and other organizations

Unions are Central to Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work

‘A Woman’s Place is in Her Union!’ - Women’s economic empowerment is key to the realisation of women’s rights, and to achieving a truly gender equal world. It is about far more than women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets or their contribution to economic growth.

Source: The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Economic Empowerment of Women in the Changing World of Work: Proposal of Civil Society Organizations

The representatives of more than 50 NGOs and Regional Networks of women’s and feminist organizations from Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Panama considered the central theme of the next CSW61. Based on these discussions and the contributions received from more than 20 organizations and Regional networks we made proposals to be presented to the governmental authorities of our countries.

Source: The Committee of NGOs on the Condition of Women from Latin America and the Caribbean (CoNGO CSW LAC)

WWSF Prize for women’s creativity in rural life

Deadline: 30 April 2017

The Women’s World Summit Foundation cordially invites you to submit nominations for its 23rd annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities.

Source: Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) Read more

WWSF Prize for women’s creativity in rural life

Deadline: 30 April 2017

The Women’s World Summit Foundation cordially invites you to submit nominations for its 23rd annual Prize for women’s creativity in rural life, honoring and awarding creative and courageous women and women’s groups around the world working to improve the quality of life and empower rural communities.

Source: Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) Read more

Stop gender-based violence at work

Gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent human-rights violations in the world. More than 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence and between 40% and 50% of women experience unwanted sexual advances, physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment at work.

The IMF and Gender Equality: A Critical Analysis

The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing argues the sustainability of Fund's new approach to gender equality is in question and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of gender equality.

Survey: Help women to get better jobs

How can we help women to get better jobs, earn more money and start a business?

The United Nations wants to hear from you.

Please answer our short survey and tell us about the world YOU want!

Take the survey


What is this survey about?

This survey is gathering people's views on the world of women and work – from the barriers they face to the ideas that could accelerate their economic progress.

Source: UN Women Read more