The Feminist Alliance for Rights – FAR (formerly the Post-2015 Women’s Coalition) is beginning a new phase of its work based on an intersectional human rights framework, as a result of strong collaboration and led by women’s organizations in the Global South. This approach includes complementary perspectives from regional organizations with both global advocacy experience and strong ties to local communities.
FAR’s work is based on an intersectional approach, recognizing the ways in which multiple factors can increase discrimination and marginalization of women. As an inclusive and participatory international alliance, FAR works to strengthen feminist movement building to advance women’s rights and gender equality.
FAR’s approach includes:
- Amplification of women’s voices, bringing visibility especially to women’s organizations from the Global South, and strengthening regional advocacy networks.
- Facilitating spaces for international advocacy and policy work using an insider/outsider strategy.
- – Bringing feminist analyses and agendas to international advocacy spaces.
FAR’s activities include:
- Information-sharing by publishing policy briefs, reports and announcements as tools for advocacy and education.
- Access to regional and global advocacy platforms.
- Networking opportunities and organizing strategy regional meetings for concrete action.
Post-2015 Women’s Coalition Background:
The Coalition was created to strengthen feminist engagement in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda and processes, to ensure the promotion of women’s greater economic and decision-making power, and to facilitate the realization of women’s civil, political and social rights. Its main objetive was to amplify feminist voices and analyses during and beyond the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Coalition grew out of a global network of over 300 civil society organizations initiated in 2005 to demand that the new UN Reform process reflect gender perspectives and further advance the gender equality and women’s rights agenda. The network started operating as the GEAR (Gender/Equality/Architecture/Reform) Campaign during the March 2008 Meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
Learning from Our Strengths
The Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) has identified that its next phase should continue to build on:
Facilitating spaces for international advocacy and policy work.
Bringing visibility especially to women’s organizations from the Global South.
Strengthening regional advocacy networks.
Bringing a feminist agenda to international development.
Produce policy briefs, reports and announcements as tools for advocacy and education.