Category: Human rights

  1. Effective laws to achieve equality for women

    Global

    The law is a critical enabler to empower women and challenge the status quo. While changing legislation is rarely straightforward or without resistance, there are encouraging signs that more countries are embedding women’s rights into national laws – others must follow suit

  2. Equality depends on reproductive rights

    Campaigns to remove reproductive rights from women will prevent their full participation in society and the economy. Without women’s freedom to choose how and when to have children, there cannot be gender equality

  3. Climate-proofing to sustain peace

    Global

    Vulnerability to climate change is higher in many places suffering war, yet peacebuilding efforts often fail to consider climate impacts. In a warming world, where conflict and crisis persist, ensuring that efforts to sustain peace also support climate action must be a top priority

  4. The world cannot wait

    Global

    COP27 is the “number one litmus test” of how seriously the world takes the toll on countries that suffer most from climate change, according to the UN Secretary-General. November’s summit must finally make good on promises to deliver climate action that ensures a sustainable future for all

  5. Leaving no one behind on climate action

    Global

    Systemic inequalities mean lower-income countries are often sidelined when nations gather to set climate policy. Giving communities who suffer most from climate change a meaningful seat at the negotiating table is essential if we’re to steer an inclusive course on climate action

  6. Towards a women-centered push for Agenda 2030

    Global

    If progress on empowering women and girls was already far too slow, COVID and the war in Ukraine have made entrenched gender inequalities even worse. We must urgently ramp up our support for women and girls across all spheres of development, or the SDGs are doomed to fail

  7. In the balance

    Global

    Humanity’s failure to learn and adapt from repeated crises does not bode well for the bold, transformational changes that must happen urgently if we’re to achieve the world promised by the SDGs. There will be no second chance

  8. Developing a humane response to displaced people

    Global

    Climate change, the threat of famine, and conflicts are driving more people than ever from their homelands. While the international community’s response to the Ukraine refugee crisis has been notable for its scale, solidarity, and humanity, there is still much work to do to ensure a fair and humane asylum system for all

  9. Protecting open societies

    Over the last decade, numerous democracies have been eroded and populist leaders have dismantled the protections against authoritarianism. We need urgent action – at local, country, and international levels – to ensure that societies achieve equitable and sustainable development for all people everywhere