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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 […]

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 […]

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HLPF 2017 – Where Civil Society Appeals Fall On Deaf Ears

Ever since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), July at the UN in New York becomes a vibrant space for intersections of both grassroots and international organizations that constitute civil society to jostle with governments and  a host of other actors from UN and other entities. This is the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), a massive […]

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UN Expert Meeting Synergizes Around SDG 5 and Agenda 2030

Ahead of next month’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), UN Women and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) brought together an expert group meeting on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” as a contribution to the in-depth review of the goal at the 2017 HLPF. […]

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High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017 – July 10 – 19, 2017

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017 Download the Schedule: DRAFT_PROGRAMME_HLPF United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 […]

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FAR Regional Meeting in Latin America – June 27 to 29 in Bogota

In collaboration with FIAN, Colombia, FAR will organize a regional meeting in Latin America from June 27 th to 29th in Bogota, Colombia. This meeting will bring together women’s organizations in Latin America, working at the intersections of human rights, environmental justice and gender equality. The main objective of the meeting is to begin to elaborate an organizing strategy for […]

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People’s Climate March, Washington DC

April 29th marked the 100th day of Trump’s presidency. To mark this day, the People’s Climate March(PCM) was held in Washington, D.C. This huge march brought together thousands of activists, and organizers from across the country. Check out pictures that we took at PCM: Find out more

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“My Political Life is Proof that Politics is Steeped in Misogyny”: Former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Speaks at a CWGL hosted meeting

Friday, April 14 – Last week, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) hosted a luncheon with former Brazilian President, and the country’s first woman head of state, Dilma Rousseff to discuss feminist political leadership during a time of rising conservative politics around the world. Speaking and engaging with an audience of feminists, human rights organizations and academics, President Rousseff […]

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March 16: Speak Out: No Borders on Gender Justice

This year’s session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) — a major international gathering on women’s human rights — is taking place under the shadow of recently escalated anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim policies of the United States. Join women’s rights and gender justice advocates from around the globe, calling for No Borders on Gender Justice! Date/Time: […]