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FAR: Open Call for Steering Committee Membership

The Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) is holding an open call for individuals leading women’s rights organizations interested in joining its Steering Committee, representing the Caribbean and Eastern Central Europe regions. Young activists (women under 30 years old) and disabilities-rights activists from the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Background FAR is […]

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Calls from Women’s Organizations

Calling all feminists! In 2020, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. We are calling on you to join us in commemorating the expanding feminist footprint. As part of this historic milestone, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, FAR’s Global Coordinator, invites you to share your insight on the Beijing Platform for Action’s influence and impact as […]

Events

Beijing +25, 2020

In 2020, the international community will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in 1995 and adoption of the  Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), which is often hailed as the most comprehensive and visionary international agenda for the empowerment of women and girls to date. Through the Beijing Platform for Action, 189 governments committed to take […]

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Human Rights Council: Special Procedures

The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. They can take the form of Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts and Working Groups. With the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Special Procedures […]

Economic & Social Rights

FAR welcomes the report of the WGDAWG on the Causes of Deprivation of Liberty and the Extension of Its Mandate

In June 2019, the report Women deprived of liberty was released by the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls­, one of the two special procedures of the Human Rights Council (HRC) comprised of independent human rights experts with mandates to specifically report and advise on women’s human rights. This report is an essential analysis to understand the underlying […]

Issue Areas

Civil Society Organizations Reaffirm the Important Role of Women’s Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing a Feminist Agenda and Protecting Human Rights: July 2019

FAR aims to increase the knowledge and effective utilization of international and regional human rights instruments and mechanisms. This approach strengthens the capacities of women’s rights defenders and organizations, as well as supports their strategies to hold governments accountable for human rights violations against women and girls. As women’s rights and gender equality continue to face backlash and attacks, it is […]

Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee annual meeting: March 2018 (CSW)

FAR Steering Committee met in New York, USA, during CSW62. The Steering Committee welcomed new members representing four global regions: Abiola Akiyode Afolabi (Africa); Priyanthi Fernando (Asia); Rosalee Gonzalez (North America – indigenous women); and, Margarita Guille (Latin America). The Steering Committee’s new composition prompted a review of FAR’s purpose and relevance in the larger context of the challenges faced […]

Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee Annual Meeting for the period 2018-2019

On January 12-13, 2019, the Steering Committee met to discuss FAR’s strategies, priorities, and activities for the 2019-2020 period. The Alliance reaffirmed its engagement on the priority theme of women and peace (WP) from a feminist perspective, with specific attention to gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive rights. The meeting was held in conjunction with a regional consultation convened […]

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Strategic Meeting to Explore a Paradigm Shift for the Current Women, Peace and Security Agenda: January 2019

FAR Steering committee members along with activists from Jordan/Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Yemen, and Sri Lanka engaged in discussing the need for a feminist peace agenda in January 2019.  The meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, and was convened by Center for Women’s Global Leadership, the global coordinator of FAR, in partnership with ABAAD (MENA region) and Women and Media […]