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Global South Women’s Forum 2021: Co-Creating Spaces for Global South Feminist Visions of Environmental Justice

October 14th, 2021

The challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have been supplemented by the unmanageable impacts of extreme climate events. These have included hurricanes, cyclones and volcanic eruptions, many resulting in excessive flooding, exhaustive ashfall and in some cases deaths, severely affecting the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities, especially in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and low-income […]

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“How Did This Happen?”: A Feminist Analysis of CEDAW General Recommendation 38 – Part 2

October 12th, 2021

CEDAW General Recommendation 38 on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration was adopted in November 2020. It recognises that ‘globally dominant economic policies are the cause behind large-scale economic inequality between States and individuals that manifests as labour exploitation’. It also highlights that macroeconomic factors produce the conditions of economic […]

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“Disadvantaged, Ignored, and Disrespected”: A Feminist Analysis of CEDAW General Recommendation 38 – Part 1

August 9th, 2021

CEDAW General Recommendation 38 on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration was adopted in November 2020. It recognises that ‘globally dominant economic policies are the cause behind large-scale economic inequality between States and individuals that manifests as labour exploitation’. It also highlights that macroeconomic factors produce the conditions of economic […]

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The Making of AWARE’s Saga Podcast

June 8th, 2021

It was, as they say, a scandal that gripped the nation. Just over 12 years ago, on 28 March 2009, Singapore’s leading gender equality organisation, AWARE, was taken over by a group of mysterious new members, who were elected to AWARE’s executive committee at an unusually well-attended Annual General Meeting (AGM). It was weeks before […]

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

March 2nd, 2021

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

January 8th, 2021

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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Facing Intersecting Crises: LGBTIQ+ Resilience in Fiji

January 8th, 2021

This article first appeared on OpenGlobalRights in English and Spanish on 18 December 2020. Haga clic aquí para leer esta página en español The climate justice conversation lacks sufficient representation and voices from marginalised groups, such as people living with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people; and migrants and refugees. An […]

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‘Wages for caring work’: An exploration of the Care Income Campaign 

November 21st, 2020

In this interview, IWRAW Asia Pacific asks two activists based in Thailand about the concept of care income, its history in the women’s rights movement, and its role in building gender-just post-COVID-19 economies. Liz Hilton works with Empower Foundation, a sex-worker-led advocacy organisation in Chiang Mai, and Bee Pranom Somwong works at Protection Desk Thailand, […]

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Global South Women’s Forum 2020: Disrupting Macroeconomics

October 14th, 2020

Disrupting Macroeconomics: A Forum to Learn, Strategise, and Celebrate Feminist Visions for Economic Justice UPDATE: Please visit the Global South Women’s Forum site for the full programme and registration! We are no longer accepting session proposals. اضغط هنا لقراءة المحتوى باللغة العربية | Haga clic aquí para leer esta página en español IWRAW Asia Pacific […]

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#CuarentenaSinTransfobia: COVID-19 and the Gender Binary in Latin America

August 25th, 2020

In April 2020, certain Latin American countries implemented an unnecessary and highly restrictive measure that assigned women- and men-only mobility days as a response to COVID-19. This restriction excludes and fosters discrimination against trangender and gender non-conforming people, promotes dangerous situations and violates their human rights. Five months later and despite the many cases of […]

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