Displaying items by tag: women - CIDSE

Why we also need feminism in our organizations and organic farming experiments

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 16:15

In every part of the world, women working on the land, in fisheries and picking crops have always been part of food production, rearing animals, processing crops in local markets and in protecting water sources and forests. In addition to those in front-line production, women in Non-Governmental Organizations, agricultural advisory services, teaching and public service are focusing on today’s problems and looking for alternatives to meet the challenges of making a decent living fairly and sustainably in rural areas and on our planet.

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As you pray…move your feet! Find the strength to empower yourself and change the world.

Thursday, 02 August 2018 11:59

Strong and graceful women whom we should admire, did not get that way because things worked out. They got that way, because things went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways, on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are superheroes!

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Indigenous women: spirits of the forest connected to the world

Friday, 22 June 2018 08:09

It’s a mistake to think that indigenous societies are monolithic, unchangeable. We assimilate behaviours like other cultures. We were doing this long before Europeans arrived. Adopting new customs does not mean turning our back on tradition.

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Trudeau government brings an ambitious feminist vision to Canada’s foreign policy, but no budget to bring it to light

Friday, 19 January 2018 09:57

Since Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced to the world that “Canada is back!” after his election in 2015, the world has been watching our self-identified feminist Prime Minister to see if he is truly bringing our country back on to the global stage. So far, he has named a cabinet with gender parity and then launched a “Feminist International Assistance Policy” (FIAP). This year, Canada will continue to be in the spotlight as we host the G7, while continuing to campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2021.

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Xolobeni Community and the Struggle for Consent

Monday, 27 November 2017 09:37

“We believe that we know who we are because of the land. We believe that once you have lost the land, you have lost your identity,” says community activist Nonhle Mbutuma, a founding member of the Amadiba Crisis Committee and resident of Xolobeni. “We also believe that it is our right to live in a healthy environment (...). To make all these things happen, we believe that women must be a part of decision making. There should be no discrimination in terms of gender. If we do that, we are going to build a healthy nation.”

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Tax justice: A powerful means to address inequality

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:26

Tax is considered a complex topic, but it affects us all. Tax as a source of government revenue is a powerful means to address inequality and to tackle world poverty.

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Being a woman human rights defender in South Sudan

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:13

Rita Lopidia is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Eve Organization for Women Development, a long-standing partner of Cordaid, CIDSE’s member organisation in the Netherlands.

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A Franciscan Reflection on Intersecting Injustices Affecting Transgender Persons

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

President Trump’s Twitter announcement last month of the U.S. military’s ban on transgender individuals and its eventual codification into national policy reopened wounds that, for many of our trans brothers and sisters, have yet to heal.

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Amplifying the Voices of Women who Defend Community and the Land: KAIROS’ Video Series on the Gendered Impacts of Resource Extraction

Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:30


Indigenous women are disproportionately affected by the impacts of resource extraction. This month’s blog gives voice to their experiences and highlights their critical role in defending their land and communities.

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Women at the heart of the food sovereignty movement in Mali

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:41

At the margin of the industrial food system, often exploited by new capital intensive means of production and rarely holding ownership of the land they work, peasant women are aware of the importance of demanding and taking control of sovereign food systems.

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