Issue Areas

FAR’s Policy Highlights for CSW61

In preparation for the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), FAR’s regional partners presented key advocacy points that reflect their grassroots work in relation to three thematic areas: Economic and Social Rights; Peace, Safety and Security; Ending Gender-Based Violence and Defending Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Climate Change, Cultural, Indigenous and Land […]

Economic & Social Rights

FAR Steering Committee Members Shine at UN Townhall Meeting during CSW61

This year, as every year, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was full of rich sessions, discussions and side events revolving around this year’s theme: Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work. Amidst the various sessions, the UN also organized a townhall meeting with the new Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday, March 17. Two of […]

Our Work

Letter from the Project Director

Dear Friends, As the new project director for the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR), I’m honored to contribute to building such a diverse and dynamic international network. This is our first newsletter after we changed our name from Post-2015 Women’s Coalition to Feminist Alliance for Rights with updates about our recent work, announcements and reports, as well as our plans […]

Our Work

FAR: Current Priorities

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.

Our Work

Rearticulating Our Feminist Struggles

What are the current and emerging issues that are likely to shape our world in the next 15 years and beyond? Who are the people and what are the issues that are left behind by the new sustainable development agenda? Where do these people and issues intersect? What are the challenges and barriers that hold back the full realization of […]

Economic & Social Rights

Travel Ban Hits Women Coming to CSW

This year, the 61st annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) brings an additional challenge for international participants traveling to the United States, since the US administration created a situation of insecurity for travelers with the attempt of president Donald Trump to implement a travel ban against citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and […]

Our Work

Time to Hold Feet to the Fire: Human Rights in the US

A report of the first US regional meeting of the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) Twenty representatives of women’s organizations from 12 states came together at Rutgers University in February to discuss and strategize around how social justice movements in the United States can engage with international human rights tools and measurements. The group included community organizers, academics, lawyers, and […]

Economic & Social Rights

UN Women: Putting the Women’s Agenda as a Priority

UN Women was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 to accelerate progress on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Over the last two years, it has achieved results for women and girls everywhere by supporting efforts to end violence against them, bringing them to the centre of peacebuilding, advancing their political participation and leadership and increasing […]