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US may go cheek by jowl with women’s rights abusers at UN gender talks

Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ could align US with Iran, Sudan, Syria and other countries targeted by US travel ban at Commission on the Status of Women.

Source: AWID / The Guardian

CSW61: Open letter to UN member States

The international trade union movement and civil society allies are shocked at the behaviour of certain UN, including ILO, member States aimed at removing from the draft Agreed Conclusions all references to ILO Conventions and Recommendations.

Source: UNCSW61

HRC 34: States should reject attempts to weaken mandate of UN expert on human rights defenders

Member States of the Human Rights Council should resist attempts to weaken the resolution mandating the UN’s expert on the protection of human rights defenders, the International Service for Human Rights said today. 

Source: International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Around the world: Sexual Politics in January 2017

Sexuality Policy Watch offers a review and recommends resources around the most impactful events in January 2017. The first and foremost events to be reported are avalanche of draconian and regressive policy measures adopted in the chaotic first two weeks of the Trump administration.

Source: Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW)

Feminist Standpoints on the Global Gag Rule

In the wake of the ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR)’s reinstatement, we asked women’s rights and feminist organisations around the world what this means for their work with women and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and how the news of the GGR and the Dutch fund will affect women in their regions.

Source: AWID

Feminist Standpoints on the Global Gag Rule

In the wake of the ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR)’s reinstatement, we asked women’s rights and feminist organisations around the world what this means for their work with women and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and how the news of the GGR and the Dutch fund will affect women in their regions.

Source: AWID

Feminist Standpoints on the Global Gag Rule

In the wake of the ‘Global Gag Rule’ (GGR)’s reinstatement, we asked women’s rights and feminist organisations around the world what this means for their work with women and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and how the news of the GGR and the Dutch fund will affect women in their regions.

Source: AWID

Big data and sexual surveillance

This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines the overlapping nature of state, commercial and peer surveillance; and maps the challenges and opportunities women and queers encounter on the nexus between data, surveillance, gender and sexuality.

We need new words

Every year, especially when you work in, with, on and around social justice issues, a new word is found, and new languages are developed that attempt to break down walls and to create more room for intersectional work.

Source: AWID Forum

La ONU pide acciones para garantizar los derechos de las mujeres y travestis

El Comité de la ONU para la Eliminación de la Discriminación contra la Mujer evaluó el cumplimiento del Estado argentino de la Convención CEDAW. Hoy difundió sus observaciones finales. El Estado está obligado a implementarlas para garantizar los derechos de las niñas, adolescentes, mujeres, travestis y trans en la Argentina.

Source: Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)