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International Sex Workers Day: Time To Detach Sex Work From Morality

Posted by Abhinita Mohanty* On 2nd June, 1975, hundreds of sex workers occupied the Saint-Nazier church in Lyon, France to protest against harassment by the police, hefty fines levied on them, the arrest of ten sex workers and inhumane working conditions. The plan for a ten-day occupation ended in eight days after the police removed the protesters. However, the movement […]

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Pervasive gendered impact of COVID-19 highlighted

By Angela L. Riccitello* The gendered impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was the topic of a webinar by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), the Global Coordinator of the Feminist Alliance for Rights, and entitled Gendered Impact of The COVID-19 Crisis: Holding Governments to Account. The impacts which include insufficient health, social, economic and security policies protecting women during […]

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FAR’s Voices Blog Series

Story from Jakarta, Indonesia: Women Supporting Women during the Covid-19 Pandemic By Olin Monteiro (May 2nd 2020). Despite worldwide news on Covid-19 spread in January 2020, Indonesian government had not yet understood the scale of the pandemic until we received the first patient by the end of February 2020. We even witnessed arrogant declarations of some government officials saying that […]

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Appel à une réponse politique féministe au COVID-19

La déclaration suivante a été approuvée par plus de 1600 personnes, réseaux et organisations de femmes du monde entier, provenant de plus de 100 pays, pour demander aux États d’adopter une politique féministe afin de relever les défis exceptionnels posés par la pandémie COVID-19 tout en respectant les droits humains. Cette initiative a été lancée par des femmes du Sud […]

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Llamado para adoptar una política feminista frente a COVID-19

La siguiente declaración ha sido respaldada por más de 1600 personas, redes y  organizaciones de mujeres de todo el mundo, de más de 100 países, para exigir a los Estados que adopten una política feminista para abordar los desafíos extraordinarios planteados por la pandemia COVID-19 de manera coherente con las normas y los principios de derechos humanos. Esta iniciativa fue iniciada por […]


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 more than 1600 individuals and women’s networks and organizations from more than 100 countries, to demand States the adoption of 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 […]

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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 […]