FRIDAY FILE - On April 2, 2013, a decades long campaign culminated in the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) at the UN General Assembly. The ATT prohibits arms sales when there is a risk that weapons could be used to violate international humanitarian or human rights law.
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Since its inception, AWID has consistently provided accessible, high-quality and diverse information on women’s rights and gender and development issues. We believe that providing information is fundamental to building understanding of the trends affecting women’s rights, setting agendas and amplifying the voices, perspectives and diverse forms of organizing of women from around the world.
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WRI continuously strives to provide a feminist lens and analysis on current global events through our weekly Friday Files.
AWID's Friday Files
FRIDAY FILE - Long working hours, lack of rest time and poor treatment and compensation, in the absence of national legislation, often turns domestic work into a form of slavery in many countries. We reflect on some of the changes taking place in Latin America regarding decent work for domestic workers.
FRIDAY FILE – From 20-22 March, about 250 people, largely from civil society organizations (CSOs) and another third from other stakeholders such as the United Nations (UN), gathered in Bonn, Germany for an international conference on Advancing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. There was an active group of women’s rights organizations and advocates who made it clear that “We will not be mainstreamed into a polluted stream!”