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Strategic Meeting to Explore a Paradigm Shift for the Current Women, Peace and Security Agenda: January 2019

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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Side Event at UNPFII 2019: Harassment and Violence Against Indigenou Women in the World of Work: May 2019

The Feminist Alliance for Rights, the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA), the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), the United States Human Rights Network (USHRN), Chirapaq, and the UN Working Group on discrimination against women and girls co-sponsored a side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) to discuss the issue of violence and […]

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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 […]

Events

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017 – July 10 – 19, 2017

High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017 Download the Schedule: DRAFT_PROGRAMME_HLPF United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 […]

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 […]