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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 […]

Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

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 […]