Events

FAR: Amplifying women’s voices at the UN

On March 5th, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka presented UN Women’s newest report “Women’s rights in review 25 years after Beijing”, on March 5th New York City. The Feminist Alliance for Rights was invited to reflect on the role of the feminist movement in this journey.  Our colleague Anya Victoria, Senior Program Coordinator of FAR, took this opportunity to […]

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Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy

The following statement has been endorsed by nearly 1160 individuals and women’s networks and organizations globally, from more than 100 countries, to demand States to adopt a feminist policy to address the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that is consistent with human rights standards and principles. This initiative was initiated by women from the Global South and […]

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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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Calls from Women’s Organizations

Calling all feminists! In 2020, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. We are calling on you to join us in commemorating the expanding feminist footprint. As part of this historic milestone, the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, FAR’s Global Coordinator, invites you to share your insight on the Beijing Platform for Action’s influence and impact as […]

Events

Beijing +25, 2020

In 2020, the international community will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in 1995 and adoption of the  Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), which is often hailed as the most comprehensive and visionary international agenda for the empowerment of women and girls to date. Through the Beijing Platform for Action, 189 governments committed to take […]

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Human Rights Council: Special Procedures

The Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council are independent human rights experts with mandates to report and advise on human rights from a thematic or country-specific perspective. They can take the form of Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts and Working Groups. With the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Special Procedures […]

Economic & Social Rights

FAR welcomes the report of the WGDAWG on the Causes of Deprivation of Liberty and the Extension of Its Mandate

In June 2019, the report Women deprived of liberty was released by the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls­, one of the two special procedures of the Human Rights Council (HRC) comprised of independent human rights experts with mandates to specifically report and advise on women’s human rights. This report is an essential analysis to understand the underlying […]

Issue Areas

The Role of Women’s Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing a Feminist Agenda and Protecting Human Rights

FAR aims to increase the knowledge and effective utilization of international and regional human rights instruments and mechanisms. This approach strengthens the capacities of women’s rights defenders and organizations, as well as supports their strategies to hold governments accountable for human rights violations against women and girls. As women’s rights and gender equality continue to face backlash and attacks, it is […]