About us

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 […]

Our work

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 […]

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

  We are happy to share that we successfully completed a global consultation process among women activists and leaders which began in Nairobi in late 2019 in response to the call for submissions from the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls (Working Group) on the theme of women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in […]

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 […]

Posters demanding gender equality.
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 […]

Headshot of Fatima Outaleb.
Issue Areas

Never Tolerate Violence

Fatima Outaleb, FAR Steering Committee member and Director of Union de l’Action Feminine’s (Union for Women’s Action) Women’s Shelter in Morocco Gender-based violence and discrimination in Morocco is widespread. It affects about 2/3, or 62.80%, of Moroccan women, according to the High Commission for Planning. Additionally, according to the Economic and Social Council, more than 80% of mens’ requests for […]

Woman holding her baby.
Our work

Our response to non-consensual hysterectomies in a detention center in Georgia

Nearly two months ago, 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 […]

Radha Paudel is the author of this piece and a FAR member.
Issue Areas

Where is the Conversation on Menstruation Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Radha Paudel, Founder/Secretariat, Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation and FAR Member [1] 6 April 2020 was a significant day as the UN Secretary General urged to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) following the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic by WHO on 11 March 2020. GBV is considered a `shadow pandemic’ that skyrocketed (30-60%) during this period due to interruptions of […]

Events

Webinar: Nuestro activismo feminista y el Grupo de Trabajo sobre la discriminación contra las mujeres y niñas

Hace 10 años el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU creó al Grupo de Trabajo sobre Discriminación contra las mujeres y niñas. ¿Sabías que éste es uno de los mecanismos para la protección de los derechos de las mujeres más progresistas? ¡Celebremos juntas el décimo aniversario de este importante mecanismo de derechos humanos! La Alianza Feminista por los Derechos […]