The Feminist Alliance for Rights – FAR (formerly, the Post-2015 Women’s Coalition), is a diverse, inclusive and participatory international alliance of nearly 300 member organizations from the global south and north that works to strengthen feminist movement building, to advance women’s rights and gender equality.
FAR’s thematic areas include:
Peace, Safety and Security: Ending Gender-Based Violence and Defending Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Economic and Social Rights
Climate Change, Cultural, Indigenous and Land Rights
FAR’s analyses and research includes complementary perspectives from regional organizations with both global advocacy experience and strong ties to local communities. Our work is based on an intersectional approach, recognizing the ways in which multiple factors can increase discrimination and marginalization of women.
FAR’s approach includes:
– Bringing feminist analyses and agendas to international advocacy spaces.
– Facilitating spaces for international advocacy and policy work using an insider/outsider strategy.
– Amplification of women’s voices and strengthening regional advocacy networks.
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 strategic regional meetings for concrete action.
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.