Blogs

Check out our blog for noteworthy articles and op-eds by our team, partners and allies on the current state of women's human rights, and how there is much to be done for gender equality.

Don’t Dilute the Impact of the Water Crisis

March 22nd, 2018

Natural Resources and World Water Day Natural resources are commonly defined as “commodities that are considered valuable in their natural form” but women’s human rights defenders (WHRDs) are challenging this term, with the constant reminder that it is the commodification of these resources that has led to a lot of the negative ramifications for women. […]

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5 examples of closing space for civil society and what we can do about it

March 8th, 2018

International Women’s Day is a day to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women”, and while there is certainly much to celebrate, it is also undeniable that we are seeing a massive rollback on hardwon women’s human rights all over the world and rising conservatism that is challenging our fundamental freedoms. One […]

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How the ‘business case’ for gender equality sidelines human rights

February 18th, 2018

Originally published on Open Democracy’s website, written by Sanyu Awori. Women’s rights at work are an investment in their dignity. If we want to talk about economic returns, let’s scrutinise corporate tax breaks and illicit financial flows instead. The case for gender equality at work is increasingly being made with economic arguments. The corporate consultancy […]

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What do women’s rights have to do with the SDGs and the Internet?

February 18th, 2018

Originally published on Resurj’s website, written by Sachini Perera Short answer, everything I recently attended the Sri Lankan Internet Governance Forum (IGF) where I spoke on a panel that discussed the linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Internet. My intervention was framed around two questions. Technology and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) […]

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