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Key reports & resolutions at the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council

8. September 2021 - 11:56
The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the foremost intergovernmental body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. The 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council takes place from 13 September 2021 - 8 October 2021, in Geneva. The HRC is presented with thematic...

Solidarity with Afghan Women

16. August 2021 - 20:59
As we witness the unfolding threat to humanity in Afghanistan, we call out international complicity and express our deepest and strongest solidarity with Afghan feminists. Today’s reality in Afghanistan is the result of an ongoing historical cycle of violence by foreign military powers, imperialist...

OURs Side Event at HRC47 - Rights at Risk: Time for Action

11. August 2021 - 15:37
On 13 July, as part of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Observatory on the Universality of Rights held a side event, ‘Rights at Risk: Time for Action,’ along with the Center for Reproductive Rights, ILGA World, International Service for Human Rights, International Planned...

Key anti-rights trends: 47th session of the Human Rights Council

11. August 2021 - 12:57
The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the UN’s main “political” human rights body, meaning it’s the main place where governments discuss human rights issues, negotiate human rights standards, and hold one another accountable for human rights violations. The HRC meets a few times a year, and recently...

Climate Change and the Covid-19 crisis are Two Sides of the Same Coin: You Can’t Tackle One Without the Other

9. August 2021 - 13:33
This article was originally published on the LSE WPS blog . As the pandemic continues to expose and deepen inequalities worldwide and we continue to see more extreme weather events, Felogene Anumo draws our attention to the global nature of their disruption. The parallels of power, greed and...

States must halt and counter the use of disinformation to scapegoat marginalized communities

4. August 2021 - 17:02
COVID19 measures continue to be hotspots to the spread of disinformation with disastrous consequences for women, sexual and gender minorities. Anti-rights actors have exploited the pandemic to: deliberately share disinformation on dangerous anti-abortion treaments justify coercive state...

Adolescents and young people have the right to access and receive comprehensive sexuality education

4. August 2021 - 16:24
Adolescents and young people have the right to information about sexual and reproductive health, which is supported by international law standards. The right to comprehensive sexuality education derives from a range of human rights, such as the right to live free from violence and discrimination,...

We demand a feminist recovery from COVID 19!

4. August 2021 - 15:17
The Covid-19 crisis has laid bare deep inequalities within and between societies borne from interlocking oppressions that predate the crisis. Responses to the pandemic have demonstrated how market, religious and nationalist fundamentalisms consolidate and collude to expand the political, social and...

Overlooked and underfunded: The Fiji Women’s Fund reflects on the struggle to resource women’s rights and feminist organisations in the Pacific.

29. Juli 2021 - 16:24
Human Rights Day March – 16 Days of Activism. PC: Fiji Women’s Rights Movement The Pacific region has been portrayed as one of the “most aid-dependent in the world”, referring specifically to Official Development Assistance (ODA), which measures resource flows to developing countries. Each year, more than USD 2 billion of foreign aid is...

'स्वायत्तता के रूप में प्रतिरोध': चयनिका शाह के साथ बातचीत

28. Juli 2021 - 13:05
लेखन और साक्षात्कार: तेनज़िन डोलकर संपादन: मुना गुरुंग चित्रण: प्रियंका सिंह महारजन परिचय पिछले कुछ वर्षों में मैंने दुनिया के विभिन्न हिस्सों से कई असाधारण नारीवादी कार्यकर्ताओं से बात की है। नारीवादी लोगों को संगठित करने और संसाधन जुटाने के संबंध में अतीत और वर्तमान स्थिति के बारे में गहरी...

'स्वायत्तता के रूप में प्रतिरोध': चयनिका शाह के साथ बातचीत

28. Juli 2021 - 13:01
लेखन और साक्षात्कार: तेनज़िन डोलकर संपादन: मुना गुरुंग चित्रण: प्रियंका सिंह महारजन परिचय पिछले कुछ वर्षों में मैंने दुनिया के विभिन्न हिस्सों से कई असाधारण नारीवादी कार्यकर्ताओं से बात की है। नारीवादी लोगों को संगठित करने और संसाधन जुटाने के संबंध में अतीत और वर्तमान स्थिति के बारे में गहरी...

What has feminism got to do with it?

15. Juli 2021 - 14:50
A conversation on how feminism shapes systemic alternatives and doesn’t On September 23rd and October 13th, 2020, a small group of diverse feminist activists working toward transformative change, met to discuss how feminism has shaped or is currently shaping systemic alternatives. We present these...

Welcome to Crear | Résister | Transform: a festival for feminist movements!

15. Juli 2021 - 14:48
Date: 1 - 30 September 2021 REGISTER NOW Do you want to be inspired by the creative resistance strategies of feminists from all over the world? Do you want to discover feminist initiatives that show us how we can all live in a more just world? Do you want to...

Welcome to Crear | Résister | Transform: a festival for feminist movements!

15. Juli 2021 - 14:48
Date: 1 - 30 September 2021 Do you want to be inspired by the creative resistance strategies of feminists from all over the world? Do you want to discover feminist initiatives that show us how we can all live in a more just world? Do you want to learn about...

Request for Proposals: Podcast Production

15. Juli 2021 - 11:50
Association Profile: The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is a non-profit, international membership organization founded in 1982 with an average annual budget of approximately $4 million USD. The Association is exempt from federal and state income taxes in the United States of...

STATEMENT: Feminists Demand #VaccineJustice

14. Juli 2021 - 16:55
Recently, a number of feminists, and feminist organizations met to analyze the root causes of the unequal access to health and life-saving vaccines globally. A key factor contributing to this injustice is the hoarding of vaccines by wealthy Northern States and the interference of powerful...

The pandemic isn't over until it's over for all

14. Juli 2021 - 11:28
While the vaccine rollout has made travel and in person meetings more viable for some, access to vaccines is unequal and is deepening inequalities in many places. Similarly, while in some countries, there has been a rush to ‘return to normal’, many places are...

'Autonomy as Resistance': A conversation with Chayanika Shah

8. Juli 2021 - 16:21
Written and interviewed by Tenzin Dolker Edited by Muna Gurung Illustrations by Priyanka Singh Maharjan Introduction Over the last few years I spoke to a number of incredible feminist activists from different parts of the world. Sharing deep insights about the past and present state of feminist...

'Autonomy as Resistance': A conversation with Chayanikah Shah

8. Juli 2021 - 16:21
Written and interviewed by Tenzin Dolker Edited by Muna Gurung Illustrations by Priyanka Singh Maharjan Introduction Over the last few years I spoke to a number of incredible feminist activists from different parts of the world. Sharing deep insights about the past and present state of feminist...

Rights at Risk: Time for Action

6. Juli 2021 - 13:57
47th Session of the Human Rights Council Side Event Date: 13 July, 2:00pm - 3:30pm CEST Moderator: Ishita Dutta, IWRAW Asia Pacific and the Observatory on the Universality of Rights Speakers: Morena Herrera, Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, El Salvador Melissa Upreti, UN Working Group...

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