16 days of activism: united to defend the right to a life free from violence

Proclaimed in 1999 by the United Nations, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women has been celebrated since 1981 by feminist activists around the world, and particularly in Latin America. The date was chosen in memory of the Mirabal sisters, also known as the Mariposas sisters. Activists and opponents of Rafael Trujillo’s […]

GENDER EQUALITY, A MAJOR STAKE IN HUMANITARIAN AID?

The OECD published the amounts of official development aid (ODA) allocated to gender equality and women’s empowerment between 2020 and 2021 on January 27. However, despite the 2021 Generation Equality Forum, organized by UN Women, which pledged $40 billion in international funding for women’s rights, there appears to be a significant decline in global funding […]

Diary of a week of advocacy with Feminists in Action 

During the week of January 23, seven activists from various African countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Chad, Togo, Tunisia) met in Paris at the invitation of the Feminists in Action team to make a common plea to French decision-makers. Back in pictures!  On Monday, a first working session allowed us to identify the […]

A DELEGATION OF AFRICAN FEMINIST ACTIVISTS COMES TO PARIS TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Between January 23 and 27, the Feminists in Action team had the chance to welcome a delegation of 7 representatives of African feminist activists to Paris for a series of high-level meetings. The goal was to convey their expectations and recommendations on one of the most emblematic mechanisms of French feminist diplomacy, the Support Fund […]

ENDING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION BY 2030

Since 2012, February 6 has been the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This violence has been performed on more than 200 million girls and women worldwide. It is estimated that by the year 2023, 4.32 million girls will be at risk of undergoing FGM. A WIDESPREAD PRACTICE IN 31 COUNTRIES […]

ECUADOR: THE MEETING OF WOMEN AND FEMINISTS OF ABYA YALA

From 18 to 20 November, ten of the twenty-six women’s and feminist organisations supported in the Latin American region met in Quito, Ecuador. They set themselves a goal: to collectively determine the path to take to defend sexual and reproductive health and rights. Representatives of women’s and feminist organisations in all their diversity from Colombia, […]