Book Launch: Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

The new book Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region draws on country-level and ethnographic research, based on a collaboration between FAO and Chiang Mai University. The book explores how migration affects women’s land tenure security, and in turn the ways in which women’s ...

Storytelling, Connecting, and Supporting Women for River and Water governance: an invitation to co-design

As with so many other global events in 2020, last year’s Women and Rivers Congress was held online. For the 181 participants, this was a great opportunity to start to meet and connect with the many activists, researchers, journalists, artists, and organisations working to support ...

2020 EarthRights School Applications
2020 EarthRights School Applications

The EarthRights School prepares the next generation of earth rights defenders to draw on the power of their communities to protect their rights, resources and livelihoods. Most students come from indigenous and rural communities and have experienced environmental and human rights abuses firsthand in their ...

Calling champions of girls’ and women’s education for the 2019 UNESCO #GWEPrize

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2019 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize annually awards US$ 50,000 to two outstanding laureates. Who? Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now ...

Open Heroines virtual event on March 8: Balance for better!

To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th), at 1600 UTC, the Open Heroines (OH) network is hosting a virtual event: Open Heroines in Conversation: Balance for Better. With this event, Open Heroines joins the “Balance for Better” campaign, organized by International Women’s Day. More detail ...

Open Heroines Call for Applications for Travel Grants to OGP Summit 2019

The second travel grant window is open  for the Open Government Partnership Summit in Ottawa, Canada, on 29–31 May 2019. The application form is here. For this window, the aim is to support women who have never attended an Open Government Partnership summit before. Priority will be given to women from the ...

Exploring gender dimensions of water insecurity and governance in the Lower Mekong Region

Experiences of water insecurity vary depending on identity issues including gender, ethnicity, race, class and age. While women play significant roles in managing water resources, their contributions are often overlooked. This discussion brief outlines some approaches to inclusive decision making within water governance mechanisms. Read ...

The world’s largest crowd-sourced dataset of online abuse against women

Using crowdsourcing, data science and machine learning to measure violence and abuse against women on Twitter,  the findings of Troll Patrol project is a joint effort by human rights researchers, technical experts and thousands of online volunteers to build the world’s largest crowd-sourced dataset of online ...

16 days of activism

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The ...

UN Secretary-General's remarks on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

I am very pleased to be with you to discuss this essential topic. Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic. Full statement ...

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