March 17: CSW 61 Parallel Event: “How Counterterrorism Financing Affects Women’s Rights Organizing and Gender Equality Worldwide”

Friday, March 17th 4.30 pm Salvation Army 221 East 52nd Street New York Panel Discussion focused on the findings of Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) and the DukeUniversity’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC), highlighting how countering terrorism finance measures cause resource and other challenges for women’s rights activists. This panel will draw from the experiences of women human rights defenders. For […]


Saturday, March 11: Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) Panel Discussion

Women’s Struggles in the Middle East A Pre-CSW61 Side Event Briefing about FAR followed by a panel discussion on women’s rights in the Middle East Saturday, March 11th 3 to 4:30 pm Location: Midtown Manhattan Please RSVP to: for venue information Panel Discussion will be followed by light refreshments Featuring Fatima Outleb and Hibaaq Osman Moderated by: Krishanti Dharmaraj […]

Our work

Letter from the Project Director

Dear Friends, As the new project director for the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR), I’m honored to contribute to building such a diverse and dynamic international network. This is our first newsletter after we changed our name from Post-2015 Women’s Coalition to Feminist Alliance for Rights with updates about our recent work, announcements and reports, as well as our plans […]

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FAR: Current Priorities

The Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) has identified that its next phase should continue to build on: Facilitating spaces for international advocacy and policy work. Bringing visibility especially to women’s organizations from the Global South. Strengthening regional advocacy networks. Bringing a feminist agenda to international development. Produce policy briefs, reports and announcements as tools for advocacy and education.

Gender Based Violence & Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Rearticulating Our Feminist Struggles

What are the current and emerging issues that are likely to shape our world in the next 15 years and beyond? Who are the people and what are the issues that are left behind by the new sustainable development agenda? Where do these people and issues intersect? What are the challenges and barriers that hold back the full realization of […]

Economic & Social Rights

Travel Ban Hits Women Coming to CSW

This year, the 61st annual meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) brings an additional challenge for international participants traveling to the United States, since the US administration created a situation of insecurity for travelers with the attempt of president Donald Trump to implement a travel ban against citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and […]

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Time to Hold Feet to the Fire: Human Rights in the US

A report of the first US regional meeting of the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) Twenty representatives of women’s organizations from 12 states came together at Rutgers University in February to discuss and strategize around how social justice movements in the United States can engage with international human rights tools and measurements. The group included community organizers, academics, lawyers, and […]


March 11: FAR Open House and Reception

Saturday, March 11 3 pm to 5 pm Location: Midtown Manhattan RSVP for location to: pshekar [at] FAR Open House Reception! Find out about the Feminist Alliance for Rights (FAR) at our first ever open house reception to be held right before the CSW begins. Light refreshment will be served.  


March 13 – 24: UN Commission on the Status of Women

Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work March 12, 2017 (10:40AM – 12PM): Faculty Director Radhika Balakrishnan will be speaking at the Consultation Day’s panel, Women’s Rights and Gender Equity in the Changing World of Work, at The Kaye Auditorium, E. 68th St between Lexington and Park Avenues. March 15, 2017 (8PM-12AM): CWGL’s Dance Party Celebrating International Women’s Day, Katra, 217 […]