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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Saturday, March 11 3 pm to 5 pm Location: Midtown Manhattan RSVP for location to: pshekar [at]cwgl.rutgers.edu 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.
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 […]
The International Women’s Strike (IWS) is organizing a major global strike of women worldwide, on the 8th of March 2017. The IWS is a grassroots movement established by women from different parts of the world. The inspiration came from Iceland and Poland and it was created by women from different countries in recent weeks of autumn 2016 as a response […]
March 8, 3:30-5:30 pm Rally with Women Workers International Women’s Day To End Workplace Violence and HarassmentPromote Pay Equity, One Fair Living Wage, Paid Leave, Labor Rights At WorkU.S. Department Of Labor, Washington, D.C. 200 Constitution Avenue,Featuring Performances, Songs, Testimony, Films, Dance, Poetry Created and Performed by Women Workers, Activists and Artists including Climbing PoeTree, Eve Ensler, Sophorn Yang, D.C. […]
On the occasion of the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, we, as the Post-2015 Women’s Coalition, reiterate our concern that the Sustainable Development Goals, Targets and Means of Implementation continue to fall short of a global agenda that addresses systemic imbalances, inequalities, and discrimination, rooted in gender equality principles that deny the basic human rights of women and girls. […]