Victorine (pictured, left) is from a small, farming village in northwest Cameroon. Few girls there go to school, and those who do are usually pulled out before they graduate and are married off before they turn 18. But Victorine has different plans for her future. She wants to be a lawyer. Victorine is…
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One year ago, governments adopted a global development plan that could transform the lives of women and girls.
The Black Feminisms Forum being held ahead of the AWID Conference is historic—black and Afro-descendant feminists from all over the world are coming together to discuss, strategize, and mobilize.
Governments must act immediately to halt the spread of HIV among its young populations, and young people themselves must be at the center of these efforts. But young people thus far have been noticeably absent from the decision-making process, and not for lack of trying.
The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.
The Lebanon-based Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is producing a series of short videos that tackle concepts such as feminism, sexual rights, and gender identity—issues that are not well understood by the general public in the Arab world.
Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways is a Turkish group with a 23-year track record of promoting women’s human rights, equality and non-discrimination in Turkey, regionally and internationally.
Based in Buenos Aires, CEDES is an independent organization which conducts research and provides teaching and technical assistance. Since 2007, CEDES has trained and provided support to health providers in Argentina on abortion.
As we look to the future, the women’s movement needs to capitalize on the platform provided by conferences like Women Deliver and focus its attention on discussions of gender and power.