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Families can drive gender equality, but only if we help them evolve

The concept of family lends itself to exaggerated claims. Depending on who you talk to, the decline of the traditional family in recent decades either means the triumph of individualism and the onset of “pure relationships” or the dissolution of society, population decline and the death of the nation.

Source: TheConversation

International volunteer opportunities in gender

Deadline: Until filled

Location: International

Organization: Uniterra

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) are currently recruiting a number of Gender Advisor Volunteers for their jointly implemented Uniterra program as well as a number of different bilateral programs. For details on specific assignments, please see the links below.

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Supporting inclusive movements: Funding the rights of women with disabilities

Leading advocates and women’s rights donors agree that much more can and needs to be done to include women with disabilities in women’s rights activism, agenda setting, and funding. This brief explores funding at the intersection of women’s rights and disability rights and offers steps donors can take to ensure that their grantmaking is more inclusive of women with disabilities and to support this emerging movement.

Collective Power of Inclusion

In September of last year, thousands of women gathered in Bahia, Brazil for AWID’s women’s rights Forum to celebrate the collective power of women and the importance of intersectionality. Due to a concerted effort by passionate activists, donors, and AWID, for the first time women with disabilities were visible participants in this important global conference, demonstrating their power and rightful place within the women’s rights movement.

Source: Disability Rights Fund

#YoungFeministVisions: A Photo Project

#YoungFeministVisions is a project that pushes young feminists to exercise self reflection, to think within and beyond their experiences of oppression, and envision what a just and feminist future could really look like.

Gender & Development: Fundamentalisms

Religious fundamentalisms invoke religion in order to gain political, social and economic power. Fundamentalist strands exist in all religions and share the same characteristics, including a particular focus on the control of women's bodies and lives.

How feminist art can rock CSW

Feminist artists have been invited to participate in a UN Women-organised festival at CSW 61 to produce films around the theme of “The Personal is Political.” What happens when artists enter spaces to which they are not traditionally invited?

Source: AWID