A few things to know about the global fight for women’s rights

There was broad consensus at the forum that the backlash against women’s rights is fiercer than ever right now. Sarah Martin, a gender-based violence specialist with nearly 20 years experience in the field as a humanitarian, said it is no longer sufficient to simply fight for new ground.

Women’s movements are the only way women have ever won rights.

The vote. The right to choose. The right to work. To open bank accounts. To marry who we choose. To be free from harassment. These rights have only ever been achieved by movements led by women to make it so.



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