picture of woman in a purple dress, holding a sign that says "It's time to get rid of the #GlobalGagRule for good!"
Events

Mobilizing Globally to Call for the End of the Global Gag Rule: Event Video

On May 4th, 2021, IPPFWHR, CHANGE, and FAR hosted a webinar event on the Global Gag Rule and how to end it.  Moderator: Saoyo Tabitha Griffith, Managing Director, Strategic Issues & Research Council Speakers:  Helena Chiquele, Head of Program, Oxfam – Mozambique Beirne Roose-Snyder, Director of Public Policy, CHANGE Susana Medina, Senior Research & Evaluation Officer, IPPFWHR Alicia Wallace, Steering Committee Member, Feminist Alliance for Rights Act now! […]

Woman with a gag on her mouth and the word "Silence" written on it.
Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

What is the Global Gag Rule?

  The Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule (GGR) and called by the Administration of Donald Trump Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance, restricts non-U.S.-based non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S. foreign health assistance if they otherwise provide legal abortion services, counseling, or referrals with their own, non-U.S. funds. Under the GGR, global health organizations are forced […]

image of women protesting, holding signs that say "Disability Justice Now", "Safe & Legal Abortion", "No Stigma", and "Respect Autonomy"
Economic & Social Rights

In the Battle Over Abortion, Polish Feminists with Disabilities Are Claiming Their Rights*

In a disturbing irony, Poland’s decision to remove the “fetal defect” grounds for abortion will have a disproportionately negative impact on the lives and well-being of women with disabilities. by MAGDA SZAROTA** and SUZANNAH PHILLIPS On Oct. 22, Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled that Poland’s law permitting abortion on grounds of “a severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that […]

Poster with the image of the speakers and the moderator. The text says: The Constitutional amendment on abortion in Honduras: Key dimensions and impact at the regional level Thursday, February 18, 2021 3 pm EST
Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Webinar: The Constitutional amendment on abortion in Honduras

      When: Thursday, February 18, 2021 When:3 pm EST (2pm Tegucigalpa) Speakers: Dorothy Estrada-Tanck, independent expert of the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls; Morena Herrera, feminist activist and member of Sombrilla Centroamericana. Moderator: Marcela Arias, feminist lawyer and member of Somos Muchas. Tune in via Facebook LIVE @SombrillaCA , @FARFeminists and @SomosMuchas. Context On Thursday, January 21, 2021, […]

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 […]

Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

“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 […]

Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

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 […]

Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

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 […]

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 […]