Feminist Solidarity with Palestinian Civil Society
Much of the feminist movement in Haiti thinks the crisis-torn country isn’t ready for this conversation – but it will make us all better feminists
Written and interviewed by Tenzin Dolker
Edited by Muna Gurung
Illustrations by Priyanka Singh Maharjan
You will not be surprised to hear that the fifteen days of negotiations during the COP26 did not lead to the binding climate commitments we need, overlooked gender-responsive climate policies and failed to equitably redistribute resources to ensure just transitions.
The Generation Equality Forum (GEF) closed in July with the announcement that US $40 billion was pledged to advance gender equality worldwide. Four months after the GEF, we are still waiting for UN Women to make the full details of funding commitments publicly accessible.
The need to resource feminist movements in all their boldness and power has never been greater. Our new Where Is The Money? brief shows just how much women’s rights organizations and feminist movements continue to be systematically under-resourced.
The Human Rights Council (HRC) is the UN’s main “political” human rights body, meaning it’s the main place where governments discuss human rights issues, negotiate human rights standards, and hold one another accountable for human rights violations. The HRC meets a few times a year, and recently concluded its 47th session in July.
On 13 July, as part of the 47th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Observatory on the Universality of Rights held a side event, ‘Rights at Risk: Time for Action,’ along with the Center for Reproductive Rights, ILGA World, International Service for Human Rights, International Planned Planned Parenthood Federation and the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, Geneva.