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

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 […]

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 […]