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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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

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.

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.

Orange the World Campaign

Starting Friday November 23, “UNESCO says NO to violence against women”. This16 day campaign of activism against Gender-Based violence starts on the day of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends with Human Rights Day.

International Women's Day

Every year on March 8, protests and celebrations take place across the world to honour women’s rights and womanhood.

Reproductive Rights

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

Ni una menos

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

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.

Must Watch

On Her Shoulders

Chronicles of the tireless activist Nadia Murad directed by Alexandria Bombach

Must Read

Latin America lagging behind on women’s rights

by Euractiv 

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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).