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 […]

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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.
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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 […]

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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.
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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 […]