09.2016 issue

Issue 04 Letter from the Editor: Defending our rights

“We don’t like prisons but we are not afraid of them” – Mahienour El-Masry We were once again reminded of Mahienour’s powerful words by Yara Sallam, who spoke at the opening plenary of the 13th AWID forum in Bahia, Brazil. Both Yara and Mahienour are Egyptian women human rights defenders who have spent 15 months…

Reflections on AWID 2016: A feminist future is on her way

By Anna Tenuta, Campaigns and Communications Manager “We have a saying, ‘resistance is life.’ We believe that without resisting, we are not living.” – Dilar Dirik, Kurdish Women’s Movement Every four years, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) brings together grassroots women’s rights leaders, women human rights defenders, women’s funds, political leaders, researchers,…