Urgent opposition to the Digital Trade Rules in the World Trade Organization

We join over 300 civil society groups urging WTO members to abandon their push for “e-commerce” negotiations proposed by Big Tech transnational corporations and focus urgently on transforming global trade rules for shared prosperity for all.


“Taxes, taxes, taxes. All the rest is bullshit in my opinion.”

Recently, Tucker Carlson of Fox News went apoplectic when Dutch journalist and historian, Rutger Bregman, came in for an interview and told Carlson, “You may not like it but you’re a millionaire funded by billionaires.” As Bregman continued to, in his own words, “speak truth to power,” Carlson quickly ended the interview in a string of insults.

Social protection must remain a universal right

Ahead of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) on social protection, feminist activists have a chance to leverage our collective power to counter the backlash on our rights and our lives by fascist, fundamentalist, authoritarian and corporate actors.

AWID and FEMNET express deep concerns about the ongoing privatization and corporate capture of social protection that is undermining human rights at an unprecedented scale.

Taking Back the Economy: Resisting Neoliberalism and the G20

Generosity is precisely the word that comes to mind as I think of the Feminist Forum against the G20 which took place late November in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Generosity of knowledge and experience, of feminist transformative energy, of solidarity. Let me show you.

5 Myths Around the G20

Every time it comes around, the G20 summit attracts protesters of every stripe. The 2018 summit, which takes place in Buenos Aires, from November 30 to December 1, has already mobilized social movements to resist the G20 neoliberal agenda. 

In rural Paraguay, women are on the frontlines of a ‘race against time’ to save native seeds

Amid the spread of industrial farming, transgenic crops and seed patents, rural women are conserving native varieties and teaching others about agro-ecology.

Young feminists: the future belongs to us, not transnational corporations

Corporate impunity impacts young women and girls disproportionately. Young feminists must join the growing mobilisation for a UN treaty on transnational corporations and human rights.

A gender perspective on the UN binding treaty on transnational corporations

This is a joint written contribution by 14 organisations*, including AWID, submitted to the third session of the UN Open-ended intergovernmental working group (IGWG) on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, on 23 October 2017.

Joint statement on Facebook's internal guidelines for content moderation

In late May the Guardian released the Facebook Files, leaked internal documents revealing how the company moderates content. Many of us have long called for more transparency around Facebook's content moderation so we can better understand gender-based violence that happens on the platform and provide feedback.

A feminist and a transnational corporation walk into the United Nations...

With the global surge to the right and the attacks on civic space, many hope that powerful corporations can be allies for the civil society. Among them, the panelists of  “The Business Case for Civic Space”, a public event organized by CIVICUS, on 14 June 2017, in the headquarters of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The panelists included high level UN leadership and a Microsoft representative.