At A Global Forum Of Feminists, One Thing Is Clear: It’s Where You Live That Counts

By Liz Ford | Some 1,800 activists from radically different backgrounds at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development conference in Brazil tried to find common ground at a moment in history when women’s rights are being chipped away.

 Marcha Das Mulheres Negras Photo: © Sabriya Simon

Marcha Das Mulheres Negras
Photo: © Sabriya Simon

There was a telling moment at last week’s women’s rights forum in Brazil when, in a rallying call, one of the speakers called out: “What do we want?” The reply was a low mumble of confusion.

It was clear that expecting 1,800 women’s and transgender rights activists from 120 countries to align on one answer was a huge ask. They campaign on such a diverse range of issues – from sexual and reproductive health, environmental justice and better employment, to peace, sex workers and political freedoms.

 

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One Response to At A Global Forum Of Feminists, One Thing Is Clear: It’s Where You Live That Counts

  1. maveedah September 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Unism we pray for….
    Togetherness we long for…
    Love is all we need….

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