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 […]

Our Work

Time to Hold Feet to the Fire: Human Rights in the US

A report of the first US regional meeting of the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) Twenty representatives of women’s organizations from 12 states came together at Rutgers University in February to discuss and strategize around how social justice movements in the United States can engage with international human rights tools and measurements. The group included community organizers, academics, lawyers, 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 […]

Peace, Safety and Security; Gender-Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)

Climate Change and SRHR (Post-2015 Policy Brief)

This brief considers how climate change will affect universal access to SRHR and that the implications have profound ramifications for the new developmental era. Introduction Globally, we are already witnessing and experiencing the onset of climate change. There is mounting evidence that climate change will have disastrous consequences for people and the planet. Climate change is one of the central […]

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 […]

Peace, Safety and Security; Gender-Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)

2000 Security Council Resolution (1325) on Women and Peace (Archive)

The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace […]

Right to Food, Environmental, Indigenous and Land Rights

Gender Just Climate Solutions Publication 2016

DECEMBER 7, 2016 BY WGC FP This is the second edition of the Women and Gender Constituency’s publication ‘Gender Just Climate Solutions Award’. It honors the fundamental contribution of women in the fight against climate change and demonstrates the pertinence of integrating gender equality in all climate policies. Gender equality: fundamental for the climate? Nobody can ignore the effects of climate change […]