Events

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 […]

Our Work

Isabelle Geuskens: Feminist Peace-building is a Powerful Model of Leadership for the World

FAR Steering Committee member and Executive Director of Women Peacemakers Program, in conversation with Communications Strategist, Preeti Shekar. Q1. Tell us about your work and how Women Peacemakers Program came about? I’m the the Executive Director of the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP). We originally started shortly in 1997, shortly after the Beijing Platform for Action, at that time as a […]

Issue Areas

Regional Meeting in Latin America June 2017 – Read Our Colombia Meeting Report

Last month, in collaboration with FIAN, Colombia, FAR  co-organized a regional meeting in Latin America in Bogota, Colombia, from June 27th to 29th. This powerful and critical meeting brought together women’s organizations in Latin America, working at the intersections of human rights, environmental justice and gender equality. Participants were representatives of women’s and social justice organizations working on a national […]

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 […]