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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 […]

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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 […]

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Side Event at UNPFII 2019: Harassment and Violence Against Indigenou Women in the World of Work: May 2019

The Feminist Alliance for Rights, the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), the United States Human Rights Network (USHRN), Chirapaq, and the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls co-sponsored a side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to discuss the issue of violence and […]

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Global Consultation with Indigenous Women: March 2019

FAR, along with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), MADRE, and the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI), co-sponsored the first global consultation with indigenous women leaders to discuss the development of a new CEDAW General Recommendation on indigenous women’s rights. The meeting was convened by the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and attended by indigenous activist women from […]