Outside the Lines of Spirit: FearlesslyFRIDA in Brazil

‘Nós Protegemos O que Nos Protege’ ‘We Protect What Protects Us’ The small town of Olivenca in Brazil is charmingly unassuming, but its winding streets and bridges are full of histories. Four hundred and fifty years ago, its shores were first touched by Portuguese ships, and home to one of the biggest massacres of Indigenous […]

Join us and show #feministsolidarity for LGBTQI communities around the world

This May 17 on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we’re asking FRIDA supporters all over the world to share why they think it’s important to stand with the LGBTQI community. Join us! #feministsolidarity The rights of LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, and Intersex) communities to freely express themselves and live quality and […]

Launching our second impact report on LBTQI issues

The rights of Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LBTQI) community members to freely express their full identities and live free from violence have become critical rights to protect for many movements, including feminist movements. In our last call for proposals in 2015, FRIDA received 34 applications from groups whose primary focus area is LBTQI rights. […]

FRIDA grantee advocates for sex workers rights at CSW

A conversation with sex worker rights defenders. Friday, March 18th 2016 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at the UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, New York, during the 60th session (#CSW60) of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Kicking their way inside soccer stadiums!

Open stadiums is a nation-wide campaign which has gained international attention through its very public and legitimate defy of the ban. Semanur Karaman interviewed the faces behind the campaign to understand their aspirations for Iran and expectations from the global feminist movement. Football is a multi billion-dollar industry which is highly politicized across the globe.  Take […]

FRIDA’s statement on the assassination of Berta Cáceres

***English below, followed by other statements and solidarity actions*** Con indignación lamentamos la pérdida de la compañera Berta Cáceres, una referente y activista incansable por los DDHH. Para cada una de nosotras como movimiento de mujeres y feministas ha sido una invaluable luchadora y guía para lograr sociedades más justas e igualitarias. Como jóvenes feministas […]

Juliet Katongole: Breaking Out The Fear

“…I really didn’t know where I got the courage, and I talked about our security, health issues…”   listen to ‘Juliet Katongole: Breaking Out The Fear’ on audioBoom “I never knew about activism when I was doing sex work. Until I joined a group of sex workers that were organized by men who had funding […]

Getting It Right: LGBT women and HIV/AIDS

By Tatenda Muranda, FRIDA Advisor, HOLAAfrica! co-founder and feminist activist Post-colonial Africa has become an exciting space for LGBT activism because of the vast possibilities for change. Within the African regional human rights system there is no explicit recognition of the right to non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but this has not stopped […]

Barking up the Wrong Tree: Criminalizing Clients of Sex Workers Will Not End Trafficking

STATEMENT Against Criminalizing Clients of Sex Workers The European Parliament’s Committee on Gender Rights and Women’s Equality, FEMM, has approved a report that recommends criminalizing clients of sex workers as a way to “reduce prostitution and trafficking”. This recommendation will be up for a vote in the European Parliament on 27 February 2014. Sex workers are […]