Feminist and women’s rights organisations are responsible for the significant gains in advancing women’s rights over the last two centuries, however, struggles for political, social, economic and climate justice are far from over. Women are still under-represented in all areas of decision making in public and private spheres; there are still unacceptably high levels of SGBV and in many countries women still do not have autonomy over their bodies and right to make the choices about who they will marry, whether and how many children they will have, and the spacing of these.

In the US the recent overturning of the 1973 court case that gave women the right to choose to have an abortion is a stark example of the growing backlash, from conservative actors and governments, against women’s human rights.