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Urgent Responses For Women Human Rights Defenders At Risk: Mapping And Preliminary Assessment

By Inmaculada Barcia, AWID Consultant and Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition … Read More»

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Take Back The Tech – iTechnology Yami! (My Technology)

The Take Back the Tech! campaign has become an annual activity for Women’sNet and its partners. It is a global campaign that raises awareness on the link between ICTs and violence against women. … Read More»

SAUDI ARABIA: Claiming Our Right to Drive

On June 17, Saudi women have chosen to collectively take the wheel despite a nation-wide ban against female drivers. According to World Pulse correspondent Farona, the collective action couldn't come soon enough. Read More »

"I will only believe in my country’s reform when I can see it and touch it."

RWANDA: Defying History

It’s been 17 years since more than 500,000 Rwandans were killed in the horrific genocide of 1994. Today, this tiny East African nation has become a poster child for women’s rights. How have they done it? And what more needs to be done? Read More »

"We have become leaders."

Assumpta Umurungi | AVEGA

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Offer: Funding Resources For Women's Rights Organizations In The Middle East And North Africa

This directory of funders was compiled by AWID and the Global Fund for Women (GFW) in 2008 as a resource guide for women's rights organizations in the Middle East and … Read More»

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UN Women Director addresses London

It was to rousing applause on Tuesday that UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet addressed a full capacity audience in Britain’s House of Commons on her first visit to the nation since her ap … Read More»

SAUDI ARABIA: Women Behind Walls

Saudi activist Farona resists restrictions on her freedom, insisting that women's participation in public life is not only a right, but a necessity for her country's development. Read More »

"Men fear women in public space more than the devil."

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Offer: Call for Proposals: 2012 AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development

The AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development is both a conference and a call to action. … Read More»

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CEDAW for Change 1 Week Institute in Toronto

Are you a women’s human rights defender? Do you want to increase your knowledge of women’s human rights? Do you want to use the UN CEDAW convention to support your activism? … Read More»

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I Will Go Where You Will Never Find Me…

Violence against women is “never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” The UN Secretary-General … Read More»

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