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CEDAW Demystified: State Obligation

May 2021

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most broadly endorsed human rights treaties in the world. Our animated explainer discusses CEDAW’s principle of state obligation, with examples focusing on the Global South. With thanks to Lilly Etzenbach and Emilia Dominguez for translation of subtitles. Duration: […]

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CEDAW Demystified: Non-Discrimination

April 2021

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most broadly endorsed human rights treaties in the world. Our animated explainer discusses CEDAW’s principle of non-discrimination, with examples focusing on the Global South. With thanks to Lilly Etzenbach and Emilia Dominguez for French and Spanish subtitles. Duration: […]

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CEDAW Demystified: Substantive Equality

April 2021

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is one of the most broadly endorsed human rights treaties in the world. Our animated explainer discusses CEDAW’s principle of substantive equality, with examples focusing on the Global South. With thanks to Lilly Etzenbach and Emilia Dominguez for French and Spanish subtitles. […]

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“Austerity Policies Overwhelmingly Undermine Women’s Rights”: Emma Bürgisser

March 2021

Emma Bürgisser of Bretton Woods Project explains macroeconomic policy and how it impacts every dimension of gender equality, by either exacerbating or alleviating pre-existing gender inequalities in society. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando Gabriel Fiorillo (Portuguese), Natalie […]

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“Extractive Industries Come with a Very Extractive Mindset”: Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa

March 2021

Indigenous women’s struggle stands at the intersection of land rights and women’s rights. Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa of the Gender Desk of the Tebtebba Foundation discusses the different kinds of challenges faced by indigenous women, with examples from Nepal, India, and the Philippines. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly […]

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“No One Lives a Single-Issue Life”: Chantal Umuhoza

March 2021

“Working together makes us stronger.” Chantal Umuhoza from Rwanda describes the connection between macroeconomic issues and sexual and reproductive rights, and the importance of collaborating with activists from different sectors and regions. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara (Arabic), Sophia Leonard (English), Fernando […]

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“There Should Be No Imperialist Policies Within Agricultural Production”: Azra Talat Sayeed

March 2021

Azra Talat Sayeed of Roots For Equity, Pakistan, describes the reality for landless agricultural women workers, and why women’s access to the control of resources is the only way to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. Funded through the Bretton Woods Project’s Gender Equality and Macroeconomics project. Subtitles were kindly provided by Hadeel Omara […]

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“If It Doesn’t Work for Women, It Absolutely Doesn’t Work at All”: Barbara Adams

February 2021

The private sector’s focus on profitability, governmental failure to properly tax the wealthy, and decisions on money allocation are all crucial factors affecting the Sustainable Development Goals. Ultimately, these impact gender equality and women’s rights. In this video, Barbara Adams of Global Policy Forum explains why the public sector is essential for achieving the SDGs, […]

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Breaking Silos, Building Movements: Connecting Gender Equality and Macroeconomics

November 2020

How do global economic and development structures impact the daily lives of women? Experts Barbara Adams (Global Policy Forum), Emma Bürgisser (Bretton Woods Project), Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa (Tebtebba), Azra Talat Sayeed (Roots for Equity) and Chantal Umuhoza (SPECTRA: Young Feminists Activism) explain macroeconomic policies and their relevance to the struggle for gender equality, particularly in the […]

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Collective NGO Statement to the 77th CEDAW Session

October 2020

This statement was delivered to the 77th CEDAW session on 28 October 2020, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement, in English and Spanish, was compiled from information shared by 27 national, regional and international women’s rights defenders, organisations and coalitions whose participation in the session was limited due to the postponement of […]

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