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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Economic & Social Rights

Unpaid Care (Post-2015 Policy Brief)

Introduction The disproportionate burden of unpaid care work that women and girls shoulder is a direct cause of the persistence of gender inequality and the denial of women’s and girls’ rights. It is difficult to see how substantial change can be achieved in any related area without tackling this fundamental barrier to progress. Unpaid care work includes domestic work such […]