sexual and reproductive health

Men as Providers: The Unmaking of a Legal Fiction in Muslim Family Laws

Posted in Culture & Religion on March 13th, 2013 by

This session – one of the top ten breakout sessions as voted for by Forum participants – presented findings from a Musawah research project on rethinking and challenging the concept of qiwamah (male authority) in Muslim family laws, which legitimises and institutionalises a patriarchal model of family. It also explored strategies to transform power relations […]

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Linking sex worker rights with feminism and development

Posted in Labour & Work on November 2nd, 2012 by

The AWID Forum will be an opportunity for women working in international development to come together to  strategize, network, celebrate, and learn from each other. A mix of activists, academics and people from programmes for women will hear presentations and engage in dialogues around this year’s theme which is the impact of economic power on women. This […]

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“Economic power isn’t just about money, it’s about building relationships”

Posted in Access to and control of resources on November 2nd, 2012 by

How can we transform economic power to advance women’s rights? That was the broad question for the 2,400 people from more than 150 different countries at the AWID Forum in Istanbul, Turkey from April 19-22. For four intense days participants strategised, shared experiences and knowledge, debated and networked with fellow activists and donors from all […]

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Posted in Sexuality on October 25th, 2012 by

The current dominant economic system has profound impacts on women’s sexual and reproductive rights and LGBTQI rights—including and beyond the commodification of sex, sexuality and women’s bodies. Times of economic crisis often lead to even greater attempts to control sexuality and further limit access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights, especially for women […]

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