Today, 75% of the world’s population lives in anti-democratic, anti-rights political environments. Anti-gender and anti-rights movements worldwide have more and more resources and influence. And they come in packs: together with anti-democracy, anti-climate and anti-human rights forces. There is no time to lose. Funders, governments, UN bodies and movements must join with feminist movements to […]

Letter from feminist organisations to members of the Scottish Parliament

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15 December 2022 To,Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First MinisterShona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local GovernmentChristina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Equalities and Older PeopleDouglas Ross MSP, Leader, Scottish Conservative and Unionist PartyAnas Sarwar MSP, Leader, Scottish LabourPatrick Harvie MSP, Co-Leader, Scottish Green PartyLorna Slater MSP, Co-Leader, Scottish Green PartyAlex Cole- Hamilton MSP, […]

Raising Women’s Voices: Recommendations for the European Commission & United Nations

Public Statement from the Count Me In! Consortium – 18 Sept 2017 We, the members of the Count Me In! Consortium (CMI!) [i], applaud the European Commission’s investment of EUR 500 Million to the United Nations for women’s rights and ending violence against women. At a time when closing civic spaces increasingly constrict and threaten women’s rights, these […]

Our Bodies, Our Realities, Our Rights: Building cross-movement solidarity on bodily autonomy, integrity, and self-determination

Text in the image: Our bodies, our realities, our rights.

Our bodies are the primary means by which we experience and participate in society. Without full control over our bodies, structurally excluded groups such as women, sex workers, LGBTQ+ people, intersex people, and people living with disabilities cannot enjoy the full constellation of human rights. Human rights defenders clearly emphasised this message during an online […]

Money and Movements Initiative

CMI! recognises that challenging power imbalances in funding decisions and ensuring that donor resources benefit girls, women and trans people in truly transformative ways, entails seising opportunities to influence existing mechanisms, as described here. CMI! also perceives the need to go further. We believe that ensuring sustainable resourcing for feminist activism will require development of a […]

​Join Count Me In! and allies at CSW66

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the largest global convening on advancing women’s rights and gender equality. The 66th session of CSW will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. All side events and parallel events will be fully virtual. Join the Count Me In! consortium and allies at  […]

Spotlight advocacy: ensuring a seat at the table for feminist movements

CMI! contends that for funding to make a positive change in the lives of women and girls, feminist and women’s rights activists must play a central role in helping define, implement and track funding mechanisms. “Nothing for us, without us” has long been a rallying cry of feminist movements. When the Spotlight Initiative (a €500 […]

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