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Upcoming webinar: Mobilizing Globally to Call for the End of the Global Gag Rule.

The Global Gag Rule* is a devastating anti-abortion policy that has hurt women and girls globally ever since it was put in place in 1984. The Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR), CHANGE and International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF WHR) invite you to join us on May 4th at our webinar “Mobilizing Globally to Call for the End […]

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Non-consensual hysterectomies in a detention center in Georgia

On September 2020, Project South and Government Accountability made public a complaint on behalf of a former nurse Dawn Wooten. It details how personnel at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia, USA subjected detained immigrant women to non-consensual hysterectomies and unnecessary gynecological procedures, and failed to take adequate precautions to protect detained immigrants’ health in the midst of the […]

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Our Statement of Inclusion

The Feminist Alliance for Rights is guided by the principles of equality, justice and non-discrimination that underpin the international human rights framework. We strive to ensure that women[1] and girls from the Global South and from marginalized communities in the Global North are visible and active in key political spaces and that they are able to demand the conditions that […]

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Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy

The following statement has been endorsed by more than 1600 individuals and women’s networks and organizations from more than 100 countries, to demand States the adoption of a feminist policy to address the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that is consistent with human rights standards and principles. This initiative was initiated by women from the Global South […]

Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Kenya

FAR organized a consultative session on the effects of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) on women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) on November 8th, 2019 in the eve of the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).  The meeting was attended by feminist and SRHR activists from Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and South Africa, working […]

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Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

What is the Global Gag Rule?

  The Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and called by the Administration of Donald Trump Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, restricts non-U.S.-based non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. foreign health assistance if they otherwise provide legal abortion services, counseling, or referrals with their own, non-U.S. funds. Under the GGR, global health organizations are forced […]

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Economic & Social Rights

In the Battle Over Abortion, Polish Feminists with Disabilities Are Claiming Their Rights*

In a disturbing irony, Poland’s decision to remove the “fetal defect” grounds for abortion will have a disproportionately negative impact on the lives and well-being of women with disabilities. by MAGDA SZAROTA** and SUZANNAH PHILLIPS On Oct. 22, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that Poland’s law permitting abortion on grounds of “a severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that […]

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Events

Webinar: Reforma constitucional en materia de aborto en Honduras

    Día: 18 de febrero. Hora: 3pm EST (2pm Tegucigalpa). La transmisión del evento es a través de Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SombrillaCA   – Sombrilla Centroamericana https://www.facebook.com/FARFeminists   – FAR Panelistas: Dorothy Estrada-Tanck, experta independiente del Grupo de Trabajo sobre la discriminación contra las mujeres y niñas de la ONU; Morena Herrera, activista feminista e integrante de la Sombrilla Centroamericana. Moderadora: […]

Poster with the image of the speakers and the moderator. The text says: The Constitutional amendment on abortion in Honduras: Key dimensions and impact at the regional level Thursday, February 18, 2021 3 pm EST
Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Webinar: The Constitutional amendment on abortion in Honduras

      When: Thursday, February 18, 2021 When:3 pm EST (2pm Tegucigalpa) Speakers: Dorothy Estrada-Tanck, independent expert of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls; Morena Herrera, feminist activist and member of Sombrilla Centroamericana. Moderator: Marcela Arias, feminist lawyer and member of Somos Muchas. Tune in via Facebook LIVE @SombrillaCA , @FARFeminists and @SomosMuchas. Context On Thursday, January 21, 2021, […]

Participants in consultative session in Kathmandu.
Global consultation: Effects of GBV on SRHR

Global Consultation Process on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Contexts of Crisis

Anya Victoria-Delgado [1] In October 2020 we successfully completed a global consultation process on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in contexts of crisis. Our initiative responded to a call for submissions from the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls (Working Group) of the Human Rights Council. We convened expert feminists and activists in Nairobi […]

Issue Areas

Nombrarnos feministas

Argentina Casanova [1] Ser mujer en México nos significa salir a las calles en un país en el que la vida de las mujeres está devaluada, con redes sociales y medios que nos descalifican, que exhiben nuestros cuerpos desnudos o destazados, en donde siempre hay un argumento que justifica la violencia. Es el país que aportó el concepto feminicidio porque […]

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Issue Areas

Challenges in Activism to End Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean

Alicia Wallace[1] The English-speaking Caribbean consists of young nations that have been and still are heavily impacted by (neo-)colonialism, paternalism, and neo-liberalism. Small island developing states are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Many of these countries are dependent on tourism as well as the unpaid and underpaid labor of women. While it is seen as a buffet […]

Issue Areas

Your Silence is Deafening and is Now Too Loud

Meena Saraswathi Seshu, Aarthi Pai, and Arvind Narrain[1] It is unfortunate that the CEDAW Committee, which is specifically constituted to hold States responsible for eliminating of all forms of discrimination against women, is itself discriminating against sex workers who made submissions to the Committee, while it was drafting General Recommendation 38 (GR 38) since 2019[2]. Discrimination against women cannot be eliminated if a […]