Events

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. […]

Economic & Social Rights

Profiles in Feminist Courage: Hibaaq Osman and Dinah Musinderwezo

When Hibaaq Osman or Dinah Musinderwezo speak, the world listens. Especially the world of human rights, gender equality and the likes of the new UN Secretary General at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) earlier this March. Hibaaq Osman founded and since founding it in 2005, she leads Karama, an organization that builds the strength and influence […]

Our Work

Women and the Right to Land: A Case Study of Brazil

From the perspective of women’s grassroots movements, defending basic rights to land and food is a constant struggle. Around the world, the expansion of agricultural production for export, controlled by large landowners and corporations, continually displaces rural communities. They are forced to leave their lands and means of subsistence, and become vulnerable to labor exploitation in large plantations or in […]

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 […]