Women's Rights

We have over 700 resources on a wide range of women's rights issues, including violence against women, women's right to vote, sexual and reproductive rights, forced marriage and FGM. You can also find a directory of organizations specifically dedicated to advancing women's rights. Download our RSS list Women's Issues, Feminism & Women's Rights News

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Women's Organisations

Click here to access our directory of organizations working globally and nationally to promote women's rights, advance women's issues and achieve gender equality.

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Suffragettes & Women's Right to Vote

The Suffragettes Movement, occurring in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, was one of the most determined and effective protest movements in history. It continues to serve as a source of inspiration for activists worldwide. Learn more about this historical movement and the obstacles that continued challenge women's face on their right to vote.

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Feminism

Learn about the global movement dedicated to achieving equal opportunity, political, economic, personal, and social rights for women. Make sure to download our RRS Women's Issues, Feminism & Women's Rights News

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Women & Work

Nowadays, there are many issues that women have to affront in the work environment such as the gender pay gap and gender discrimination. Find information and resources for promoting women's rights in the workplace.

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Hot Topics

International Women's Day - 2021

Every year on March 8, protests and celebrations take place across the world to honour women’s rights and womanhood. This year the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. Find background info, resources and events here.

International Women's Day - 2021

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - November 25

This UN international day focuses on the violence against women, particularly domestic violence – and ending it once and for all. It aims to bring together survivors, activists and decision makers to raise awareness of the need for funding, services, prevention and data. A global effort to end this shadow pandemic

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - November 25

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day - November 29

Join us in celebrating Women Human Rights Defenders Day – these brave women are often victims of violence, harassment and even imprisonment. We must raise awareness, and galvanize advocacy for equal rights, against discrimination and increased protection for activists

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day - November 29

1 Billion Rising – February 14th

Solidarity is the theme of the 23rd annual campaign to end rape and sexual violence against women. In 2021, the aim is to bring together and enhance the fight of activists worldwide, to create the biggest change so far. Find more information, events and social media here.

1 Billion Rising – February 14th

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933 - 2020)

As the second ever female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg remains an inspiration for women around the world. She was a champion for women's rights, gender equality, and workers' rights. Her legacy is one of revolution. Since her passing concerns are mounting for the future of the Supreme Court. With the election looming, her death has not only affected the hearts of thousands, but has also become a main talking point for voters and politicians alike.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933 - 2020)

16 Days of Activism

This global campaign was founded by the Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991, making it the longest running campaign in the context of eradicating violence against women. It runs every year from 25 November to 10 December. The 2020 campaign will focus on amplifying the voices of women workers in the informal economy.

16 Days of Activism

Women & Peace

A woman's voices in important in conflict prevention and resolution. Find out more about women's meaningful participation in the peace process.

Women & Peace

Violence Against Women

More than 1 out of 3 women report having suffered sexual and/or physical violence. It affects a woman's mental and physical health impacting their ability to fully participate in society.

Violence Against Women

Reproductive Rights

On June 13th, Argentina took a historic step towards legalizing abortion. Unfortunately, for many women worldwide, reproductive rights aren't a reality.

Reproductive Rights

Ni una menos

This feminist movement which began in Argentina, has spread across Latin American campaigning against gender-based violence.

Ni una menos

Female Genital Mutilation

200 million women and girls are affected by this female circumcision practise in 27 countries of Africa. Find out about what actions are being taken by the international community to protect women and girls.

Female Genital Mutilation

Must Watch

On Her Shoulders

Chronicles of the tireless activist Nadia Murad directed by Alexandria Bombach

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Latin America lagging behind on women’s rights

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Hero of the Month

Malala Yousafzai

One of the world’s most iconic woman and the youngest to ever win a Nobel Peace Prize, Malala is an extraordinary activist who risks her own life to defend girl’s right to education.   

Featured Organisation of the Month

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The WILPF is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent. Since 1915, they have united women from all corners of the world, to work for peace through non-violent means and to promote political, economic and social justice for all.

Featured Online Resource of the Month

Wiki Gender

Wikigender is a global online collaborative platform linking policymakers and experts, from both developed and developing countries, to find solutions in advancing gender equality. It provides a centralized space for knowledge exchange on key emerging issues, with a strong focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).