Angela Davis speaks out at DC Women’s March

Angela Davis speaks out at DC Women’s March

Full Text of Speech by Angela Davis at the DC Women's March "At a challenging moment in our history, let us remind ourselves that we the hundreds of thousands, the millions of women, trans-people, men and youth who are here at the Women's March, we represent the powerful forces of change that are determined to prevent the dying cultures of racism, hetero-patriarchy from rising again. "We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages. We know that we gather this afternoon on indigenous land…Read more
Hundreds of Thousands of Women March Across the Globe in solidarity on Women’s Rights

Hundreds of Thousands of Women March Across the Globe in solidarity on Women’s Rights

    We are marching for strength in these coming years and for the ability to survive in a culture that erases and excludes and forgets women, and denies women their humanity, and refuses to recognize their achievements and all the ways they serve and lead selflessly. We are marching to link arms with friends, comrades and strangers so that the rhythm of our steps becomes the tempo of a new time and the unified chants of our voices become a clarion call. - Eve Ensler, Women's March Washington (2017)   Hundreds of…Read more
Opportunities for NGOs to address CSW61

Opportunities for NGOs to address CSW61

Opportunities for NGOs to address the Commission Submission of written statements for CSW61 now open through CSO Net The submission of written statements for the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) is now open through CSO Net. Please find the link to the online submission and related guidelines on the CSW NGO participation website at http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation/written-and-oral-statements The deadline for submission is 17 October 2016. Statements sent by e-mail cannot be accepted. For more information on NGO participation in CSW61, visit: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/ngo-participation. For more information on CSW61, visit:http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw61-2017  Read more
UN Special Rapporteurs visiting Australia in 2016 and 2017

UN Special Rapporteurs visiting Australia in 2016 and 2017

  The following UN Special Rapporteurs will be visiting Australia in 2016 (scroll down for visits in 2017). To engage with the Special Rapporteur during their visits, the best contacts points are: Amanda Alford, National Association of Community Legal Centres Emily Howie, Human Rights Law Centre Helen Potts, Australian Human Rights Commission      UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Defenders (Mr Michael Frost, France, 2014 – present), 4 October 2016 – 18 October 2016 (particularly relevant for women’s rights and gender equality activists)       Migrants (Mr François Crépeau, Canada, 2011 –…Read more
Paris Climate Change Agreement – 21 September 2016

Paris Climate Change Agreement – 21 September 2016

Paris Climate Change Agreement Ratification Event at UN Headquarters 21 September 2016    Civil society: Apply to attend  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited leaders from all countries to attend a special event on 21 September 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York from 8:00-9:00am to deposit their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on climate change. The event will also provide an opportunity to other countries to publicly commit to joining or ratifying the agreement before the end of 2016. The agreement will enter into force 30…Read more