IDAHOT 2014
23/04/2014 | 0 Comments

Source: IFEX
Each year on 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T) is an opportunity to celebrate progress made and highlight challenges that still remain in securing fundamental human rights for LBGT people and those …

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IDAHOT 2014
23/04/2014 | 0 Comments
IDAHOT 2014

Source: IFEX
Each year on 17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO-T) is an opportunity to celebrate progress made and highlight challenges that still remain in securing fundamental human rights for LBGT people and those …

Young People Speak up for their Sexual and Reproductive Rights at 47th CPD
22/04/2014 | 0 Comments
Young People Speak up for their Sexual and Reproductive Rights at 47th CPD

Source: Youth Coalition
14 April 2014
For Immediate Release
NEW YORK – Over 100 young people from across the globe came together during the 47th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) to let governments know …

Turkish Women Use Twitter to Fight Sexual Harassment
22/04/2014 | 0 Comments
Turkish Women Use Twitter to Fight Sexual Harassment

Source: The New York Times
By CEYLAN YEGINSU
Thousands of Turkish women have taken part in a Twitter campaign to voice outrage at men who invade their space by spreading their legs while sitting next to them …

Call for Blogs: Tell us how you put a STOP to sexual assault
11/04/2014 | 0 Comments
Call for Blogs: Tell us how you put a STOP to sexual assault

Dear Young Feminist Wire Members,
April and May are months dedicated to Sexual Assault Awareness and we would like to hear about how you, young feminists from around the world, work to put an end to …

Brazilian Women Standing Up to Say They Don’t “Deserve to Be Raped”
09/04/2014 | 0 Comments
Brazilian Women Standing Up to Say They Don’t “Deserve to Be Raped”

Source: Policy Mic
by Eileen Shim
The Brazil’s Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) unveiled a shocking statistic: over 65% of survey respondents said that ”if dressed provocatively, women deserve to be attacked and raped.” The most disturbing part of …

CREA’s Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute: Exploring Theory and Practice | 21-29 June, 2014 | Istanbul, Turkey
08/04/2014 | 0 Comments
CREA’s Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute:  Exploring Theory and Practice  | 21-29 June, 2014 | Istanbul, Turkey

Applications are due on or before 15 April 2014. To apply online, click here. If you experience difficulty with the online method, download the application from CREA’s website (www.creaworld.org) and e-mail the completed form to Sushma …

A young spirit turning old and bitter
03/04/2014 | 0 Comments
A young spirit turning old and bitter

Source: Talking Personal

Young movements. That’s what they call us, young activists starting from the 20s till maybe mid or late 30s, when we organize around a certain ideology. We remain ‘young’ till we we turn …

Youth Coalition New Publication: Including Youth in Post-2015: Youth SRR & the ICPD
03/04/2014 | 0 Comments
Youth Coalition New Publication: Including Youth in Post-2015: Youth SRR & the ICPD

What does the ICPD have to do with Post-2015? Why is it important to recognize the Global Review in the next development agenda? Where do young people’s SRR come in?
In light of the 47th session …

Like a Virgin: CSW for the Very First Time
20/03/2014 | 0 Comments
Like a Virgin: CSW for the Very First Time

By Clara Fok*
The almighty United Nations, every political science student’s dream, the place where member states set aside their interests to fix the world’s problems (or so they say). I always had this picture in …

Tell Them. They Deserve To Know
18/03/2014 | 0 Comments
Tell Them. They Deserve To Know

by Patrice M. Daniel*
“I don’t want to have sex but my friends say that I have to or the relationship isn’t real.”
“Is it true that I’m supposed to have sex with him if he pays …

This WEDNESDAY, 19th of March: ‘Guests on the Wire’ session on Women’s Rights in the Post-2015 Agenda
17/03/2014 | 7 Comments
This WEDNESDAY, 19th of March: ‘Guests on the Wire’ session on Women’s Rights in the Post-2015 Agenda

**Registration is now closed. If you have registered and have not received instructions yet, please email gmalek@awid.org**
AWID is excited to be hosting a ‘Guests on the Wire’ session on the occasion of the Commission …

How SRHR led me to Post-2015
14/03/2014 | 0 Comments
How SRHR led me to Post-2015

By Zoë Nussy
25 years of age, a full-time graduate student, and finally travelling to New York. Not for its famous skyline, renowned museums or vibrant neighborhoods, but for the 58th CSW as a youth advocate. …