Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Kenya

FAR organized a consultative session on the effects of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) on women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) on November 8th, 2019 in the eve of the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).  The meeting was attended by feminist and SRHR activists from Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and South Africa, working […]

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Meet our newest Steering Committee members!

FAR’s governance structure consists of a Steering Committee composed by feminists representing constituencies and organizations that have regional representation and work at the national level.The Steering Committee members are the main focal persons of FAR in their regions.  In January 2020, our alliance welcomed two new members from the Caribbean and Central Europe, who will provide guidance and support to […]

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Paradigm Shift for the Current Women, Peace and Security Agenda

FAR Steering committee members along with activists from Jordan/Syria, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Yemen, and Sri Lanka engaged in discussing the need for a feminist peace agenda in January 2019.  The meeting was held in Amman, Jordan, and was convened by Center for Women’s Global Leadership, the global coordinator of FAR, in partnership with ABAAD (MENA region) and Women and Media […]

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Harassment and Violence Against Indigenous Women in the World of Work

Indigenous women endure structural gender and race discrimination in the world of work. In many countries, a disproportionate number of domestic workers and informal workers are indigenous women, which increases their vulnerability to violence due to the nature of these activities. Due to their identity, rural origin, gender, age and other factors, they also are denied justice when their human […]

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Global Consultation with Indigenous Women: March 2019

FAR, along with the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), MADRE, and the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI), co-sponsored the first global consultation with indigenous women leaders to discuss the development of a new CEDAW General Recommendation on indigenous women’s rights. The meeting was convened by the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and attended by indigenous activist women from […]

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“You Only Get What You Fight For!”: Siva Thanenthiran

Siva Thanenthiran is currently the Executive Director of ARROW in Malaysia. Prior to that, she explored different career choices in her life, which included teaching at a university, running a magazine across three countries and working for the United Nations. Her myriad work experiences helped her discover her passion for writing and learning and form her ideals of working in […]

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Feminist Spaces Remain Notoriously Clueless About Disabled Women’s Needs: Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi Goyal is a young feminist from India working at the intersections of disability and gender. She is committed to changing the lives of women and girls with disabilities. Her work spans research, writing, training, campings, advocacy, and art. She’s the founder and director of Rising Flame Foundation, a small but robust organization focused on building leadership skills of persons with […]

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“As a feminist and human rights advocate from the Global South, I am most excited about working in partnerships to amplify feminist voices”: Melissa Upreti

2018 is around the corner and change is in the air! FAR is ready for renewal and revival in the new year. CWGL’s Senior Program Director Melissa Upreti will take over FAR’s programmatic leadership. Find out more about Melissa and her vision for FAR. Tell us what your role is here and what you will be doing? I have joined […]

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Isabelle Geuskens: Feminist Peace-building is a Powerful Model of Leadership for the World

FAR Steering Committee member and Executive Director of Women Peacemakers Program, in conversation with Communications Strategist, Preeti Shekar. Q1. Tell us about your work and how Women Peacemakers Program came about? I’m the the Executive Director of the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP). We originally started shortly in 1997, shortly after the Beijing Platform for Action, at that time as a […]

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Regional Meeting in Latin America June 2017 – Read Our Colombia Meeting Report

Last month, in collaboration with FIAN, Colombia, FAR  co-organized a regional meeting in Latin America in Bogota, Colombia, from June 27th to 29th. This powerful and critical meeting brought together women’s organizations in Latin America, working at the intersections of human rights, environmental justice and gender equality. Participants were representatives of women’s and social justice organizations working on a national […]