sexual rights

Why is the Internet a Feminist Issue?

Posted in Private Sector & Corporate Power on February 8th, 2013 by

The women’s programme of world’s oldest progressive internet network outlines its priority issues for the 12th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights in Development that will gather over 2000 women’s rights activists from around the world from April 19 to 22, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. Self, body and autonomy The internet is a key channel […]

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Applying Rhonda Copelon’s “Vision” to Women, Peace, and Security

Posted in Militarism, Violence & Conflict on November 2nd, 2012 by

Anna Keye.Rhonda Copelon at the Mary C. Dunlap Lecture on Sex, Gender & Social Justice, Boalt Hall Law School, UC Berkeley, 2005. I recently had the opportunity to attend the conference, Looking Forward: Rhonda Copelons’s Legacy in Action and the Future of International Women’s Human Rights Law, co-sponsored by MADRE, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the CUNY Law Review Scholarship […]

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Dispatches From AWID 2012: Women’s Land Rights Debate Roils On

Posted in Access to and control of resources on November 1st, 2012 by

In the past few years, women’s access to land has emerged as a key global development issue. As foreign investment and development in Africa and South Asia continues, and as a global food crisis looms, it has become virtually impossible to ignore the substantial role women play in farming and land management, though they consistently lack rights […]

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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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