Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

HRC 39: Calling on states to halt the dismantling of our human rights systems
HRC 39: Calling on states to halt the dismantling of our human rights systems 25 September 2018 Association for Women’s Rights in Development, Coalition of African Lesbians, Sexual Rights Initiative and Association for Progressive Communications

This statement was read out during the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council by Amanda Hodgeson from the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), during the general debate under Agenda Item 8: Follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. I make this statement on behalf of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, the Coalition of African Lesbians, the Sexual Rights Initiative, and the Association for Progressive Communications. The Vienna Declar...

The impact of violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organisations in digital spaces: Joint oral statement at the Human Rights Council 38th session
The impact of violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organisations in digital spaces: Joint oral statement at the Human Rights Council 38th session 21 June 2018 ISHR, Amnesty International, APC, AWID, FORUM-ASIA and OMCT on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

38th session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3 - Joint Oral Statement Panel on impact of violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organisations in digital spaces Thank you Chair and distinguished panelists, ISHR, Amnesty International, the Association for Progressive Communications, AWID, FORUM-ASIA and OMCT are pleased to put forward some inputs to this panel on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. [1] Women human rights defenders (WHRDs)...

Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care
Making a feminist internet: Building movements, remembering resistance, hacking security and care 12 November 2017 GenderIT.org

Over 80 people engaged in wildly different kinds of feminist activism across the world gathered together to discuss what does it mean to build movements around feminist principles, women’s rights, sexuality and related issues in the digital age. From the cataclysmic and profoundly loud speaking out that took place spontaneously across varied contexts with #metoo to understanding, owning and b...

Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age
Making a feminist internet: Movement building in a digital age 29 August 2017

On 24 April 2016, more than 70,000 tweets through multiple hashtags coalesced into the largest street protest across multiple cities in Mexico against gender-based violence. In India, Dalit women are foregrounding their realities on the agenda for change, forging political kinship between movements and distances by deftly employing social media and art in their strategies. In South Africa, univ...

New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016
New GenderIT.org edition! Fortitude and change in AWID Forum 2016 12 October 2016

In this special edition of GenderIT.org we share the experiences and reflections on the recent AWID Forum, in which a large group of women from APC Women’s Rights Programme and our partners from different countries and regions, participated enthusiastically. With the participation of 1,700 people from 140 countries, this year’s AWID Forum showed that the feminist movement keeps growing stro...

AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet
AWID International Forum in Brazil will explore how feminists engage with the internet 02 September 2016 APC

How are feminists engaging with the internet politically and personally? What started out as a useful tool to support our activism is now a critical part of our organizing and must also be part of our political agenda. As technology developments increasingly impact rights and social justice, we must influence and build alliances with movements calling for a free and open internet, uncondition...

The Feminist Internet Exchange at the 13th AWID International Forum
The Feminist Internet Exchange at the 13th AWID International Forum 19 August 2016

How are feminists engaging with the internet politically and personally? What started out as a useful tool to support our activism is now a critical part of our organizing and must also be part of our political agenda. As technology developments increasingly impact rights and social justice, we must influence and build alliances with movements calling for a free and open internet, unconditiona...

Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection
Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection 11 March 2014 Inmaculada Barcia

When asked what protection and security meant to her, a woman human rights defender explained: “I am a single mother and had to leave my home with my daughter and be relocated. I had to look for a job in my new place of residence and could not take care of my daughter, so I requested the state if they could cover these expenses as part of the relocation scheme. But the state did not understan...

AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011
AWID presents significant moments for women's rights in 2011 08 February 2012 GJ

A list of the significant moments for women’s rights in 2011. AWID presents a visual overview of the year through a women’s rights lens.

Paddling in circles while the waters rise: Gender issues in ICTs and poverty reduction
Paddling in circles while the waters rise: Gender issues in ICTs and poverty reduction 30 November 2007 Angela M Kuga Thas

This brief was published for the Gender and ICT Awards knowledge-sharing session where the winners and guests deliberate the issue: Can ICTs really help in women’s economic empowerment? This session was held at the 10th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development in Bangkok, Thailand from 27-30 October 2005. This brief is a condensed version of the issue paper with the same t...

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