Poster with the image of the speakers and the moderator. The text says: The Constitutional amendment on abortion in Honduras: Key dimensions and impact at the regional level Thursday, February 18, 2021 3 pm EST
Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Webinar: The Constitutional amendment on abortion in Honduras

      When: Thursday, February 18, 2021 When:3 pm EST (2pm Tegucigalpa) Speakers: Dorothy Estrada-Tanck, independent expert of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls; Morena Herrera, feminist activist and member of Sombrilla Centroamericana. Moderator: Marcela Arias, feminist lawyer and member of Somos Muchas. Tune in via Facebook LIVE @SombrillaCA , @FARFeminists and @SomosMuchas. Context On Thursday, January 21, 2021, […]

Participants in consultative session in Kathmandu.
Global consultation: Effects of GBV on SRHR

Global Consultation Process on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Contexts of Crisis

Anya Victoria-Delgado [1] In October 2020 we successfully completed a global consultation process on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in contexts of crisis. Our initiative responded to a call for submissions from the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Girls (Working Group) of the Human Rights Council. We convened expert feminists and activists in Nairobi […]

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Nombrarnos feministas

Argentina Casanova [1] Ser mujer en México nos significa salir a las calles en un país en el que la vida de las mujeres está devaluada, con redes sociales y medios que nos descalifican, que exhiben nuestros cuerpos desnudos o destazados, en donde siempre hay un argumento que justifica la violencia. Es el país que aportó el concepto feminicidio porque […]

Posters demanding gender equality.
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Challenges in Activism to End Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean

Alicia Wallace[1] The English-speaking Caribbean consists of young nations that have been and still are heavily impacted by (neo-)colonialism, paternalism, and neo-liberalism. Small island developing states are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Many of these countries are dependent on tourism as well as the unpaid and underpaid labor of women. While it is seen as a buffet […]

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Your Silence is Deafening and is Now Too Loud

Meena Saraswathi Seshu, Aarthi Pai, and Arvind Narrain[1] It is unfortunate that the CEDAW Committee, which is specifically constituted to hold States responsible for eliminating of all forms of discrimination against women, is itself discriminating against sex workers who made submissions to the Committee, while it was drafting General Recommendation 38 (GR 38) since 2019[2]. Discrimination against women cannot be eliminated if a […]

Headshot of Fatima Outaleb.
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Never Tolerate Violence

Fatima Outaleb, FAR Steering Committee member and Director of Union de l’Action Feminine’s (Union for Women’s Action) Women’s Shelter in Morocco Gender-based violence and discrimination in Morocco is widespread. It affects about 2/3, or 62.80%, of Moroccan women, according to the High Commission for Planning. Additionally, according to the Economic and Social Council, more than 80% of mens’ requests for […]

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Non-consensual hysterectomies in a detention center in Georgia

On September 2020, Project South and Government Accountability made public a complaint on behalf of a former nurse Dawn Wooten. It details how personnel at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Georgia, USA subjected detained immigrant women to non-consensual hysterectomies and unnecessary gynecological procedures, and failed to take adequate precautions to protect detained immigrants’ health in the midst of the […]

Radha Paudel is the author of this piece and a FAR member.
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Where is the Conversation on Menstruation Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Radha Paudel, Founder/Secretariat, Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation and FAR Member [1] 6 April 2020 was a significant day as the UN Secretary General urged to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) following the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic by WHO on 11 March 2020. GBV is considered a `shadow pandemic’ that skyrocketed (30-60%) during this period due to interruptions of […]