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We act to disrupt structures, systems and institutions that violate women's human rights, and we engage in movement building that amplifies women’s voices and activism to create alternative political narratives and spaces.

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‘Drugs were as normal as eating rice’: Understanding the experiences and needs of transgender sex workers in Pattaya, Thailand

This article first appeared on the Prachatai website in English on 21 October 2020. The life of a transgender sex worker in Pattaya is not easy. On the one hand, ‘Pattaya is a paradise for transgender people, a place where many transgender sex workers feel they can openly express their identities,’ says Thissadee of the […]

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Enfrentando crisis convergentes: la resiliencia LGBTIQ+ en Fiyi

Este artículo apareció por primera vez en OpenGlobalRights en inglés y español el 18 de diciembre de 2020. Click here to read this page in English En la conversación sobre justicia climática no hay suficiente representación ni voces de los grupos marginados, como personas que viven con discapacidad; lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero, intersexuales y queer […]

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CEDAW Committee Elections Update 2021

Following the CEDAW Committee elections held in November 2020, we break down the geographic representation among candidates and appointees, along with their number of terms.

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A Critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38 on Trafficking in Women & Girls in the Context of Global Migration

This document presents a substantive critique of CEDAW General Recommendation No. 38, grounded in intersectional feminist principles. Annotations made to the text of the General Recommendation highlight severe regression, ambiguous provisions, and progress.

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"Drugs were as normal as eating rice": In this guest post by Pattamon Wattanawanitchakorn of @IDPCAsia with Thissadee Sawangying of Health Opportunity Network & @DrClauStoicescu, the experiences of transgender sex workers who use drugs are highlighted:

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