Sussex Police have threatened a women’s rights group founder with hate crime arrest after a rally two months ago where her group was attacked by pro-trans activists. The force told mother-of-four Kellie-Jay Keen that an allegation made about her that she used ‘words or behavior to stir up hatred basedRead More →

Iranian fans showed their support for women’s rights protesters during their 2022 World Cup opener against England. The Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar hosted the clash between the two Group B teams. It was a brilliant start to the tournament for England, who triumphed 6-1 after two goals from BukayoRead More →

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed Saturday to end “evil” women’s rights activists and other protesters who have taken to the streets to challenge his authoritarian rule despite a draconian crackdown that has left hundreds of dead. Large-scale anti-government protests began across the country in mid-September after the deathRead More →

Jessica Horne paints portraits to raise awareness of the murdered and missing Indigenous women’s movement. Native American and First Nations women in the United States face epidemic levels of violence. The FBI National Crime Information Center reported 5,203 missing Indigenous girls and women in 2021. Indigenous women face murder ratesRead More →

Over the past four decades, women’s rights have been high on the global development agenda. In 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly marked a turning point in the modern history of women’s rights because itRead More →

(Left to right) Humaira Yusuf, Farhat Popalzai and Zarifa Yaqoobi. Rights organizations, including the United Nations and Amnesty International, have condemned the recent wave detentions of activists in Afghanistan. Amnesty called it “yet another attempt to suppress all forms of peaceful protest and dissent in the country”. On November 3,Read More →

Amnesty International on Monday called for the immediate release of prominent Afghan women’s rights defenders Zarifa Yaqoobi, Farhat Popalzai, Humaira Yusuf and their colleagues. After a press conference on November 4, Taliban officers arrested activists and press conference attendees, strip searched them, and searched their phones. The conference announced theRead More →

Meghan Markle has sent a heartfelt message to American and Iranian women after a court in Tehran sentenced a protester to death for participating in “riots” after weeks of protests against Iran’s ruling party. The decision marks the first death sentence for an Iranian woman since protests erupted against Iran’sRead More →

November 14, 2022 | 05:39 UTC Women’s rights activists will demonstrate in French urban centers on November 19; increased security, likely localized disturbances. Informational Security transportation ENG Event Women’s rights activists will demonstrate in cities across France on November 19 to denounce sexist and sexual violence. The biggest demonstration willRead More →

Published on: 12/11/2022 – 10:00 Iranian dissidents who met with President Emmanuel Macron hailed Saturday’s talks as a historic decision by Paris, while urging France to take concrete action against the Islamic Republic. Macron had held an unprecedented meeting with four prominent female activists on Friday as anti-regime protests sweptRead More →

After months of legal battles and uncertainty over abortion rights, the swing US state of Michigan has passed a ballot measure that will enshrine reproductive rights in its constitution. The measure, part of Tuesday’s midterm elections, effectively restores rights that were called into question in June when the U.S. SupremeRead More →

Comment this story Comment During a campaign speech on Thursday, President Biden briefly promised that “we are going to liberate Iran.” Although not on his administration’s agenda, a growing number of US officials and foreign governments are signaling their intention to further isolate the Islamic Republic of Iran. It’s easyRead More →

PTI Ahmedabad, November 2 Renowned women’s rights activist Ela Bhatt, founder of the Independent Women’s Association (SEWA), died here on Wednesday due to age-related issues, her associates said. Bhatt, 89, a Padma Bhushan recipient, was a pioneer in the field of women’s empowerment and had received international recognitionRead More →

Ahmedabad: Renowned women’s rights activist Ela Bhatt, founder of SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association), died here on Wednesday due to age-related issues, her associates said. Bhatt, 89, a Padma Bhushan recipient, was a pioneer in the field of women’s empowerment and had received international recognition for her work. “It isRead More →

Magazine In the years since #MeToo and COVID-19, is the situation for women in Asia getting better or worse? An Indian woman holds a placard as she takes part in a march to mark International Women’s Day in Bangalore, India, Sunday, March 6, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi Advertising ItRead More →

Attachments Arbil, October 30, 2022 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, met today in Erbil with a group of women from various political parties and civil society organizations in the Kurdistan region. The group raised concerns about repeated violations of Iraqi sovereignty andRead More →

Legislation to give women in China more protection against gender discrimination and sexual harassment at work was submitted to China’s parliament on Thursday after a third review and broad public input. The revised legislation comes as campaigners have expressed concern over increasing government rhetoric about the value of women’s traditionalRead More →

October 27, 2022 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST The recent women-led and inspired protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the country’s morality police have garnered widespread support both in Iran and around the world. These protests have persisted and even escalated despiteRead More →

Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. DOJ breaches Trump insurgency ‘privilege’ wall: report 08:01 Democrats roll out Obama for stump: Insider reveals what to expect 04:34 Scandal: Trump loyalist could sink Trump’s entire company as criminal trial begins 05:49 NowRead More →

In July, the U.S. Department of State launched the U.S.-Afghan Consultative Mechanism in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Atlantic Council, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, and Sisterhood is Global Institute. An Afghan woman attends the inauguration of the women’s library in Kabul, AfghanistanRead More →

Bombay: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pointed out that women activists and politicians are being targeted on social media. He mentioned that “terrible campaigns” are being waged against female activists and politicians on social media and that violence via social media is “enormous”, he noted. While interacting with studentsRead More →

Bombay: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pointed out that women activists and politicians are being targeted on social media. He mentioned that “terrible campaigns” are being waged against female activists and politicians on social media and that violence via social media is “enormous”, he noted. While interacting with studentsRead More →

UN experts today expressed grave concern for the rights and freedom of Peruvian anthropologist and human rights defender Marcela Poirier Maruenda, who was found guilty of a crime of aggravated defamation earlier this year , after accusing a former college professor of alleged sexual harassment. Poirier was found guilty byRead More →

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:36 a.m.Press Release: United Nations Special Procedures – Human Rights GENEVA (October 17, 2022) – UN Experts today expressed grave concern for the rights and freedom of Peruvian anthropologist and human rights defender Marcela Poirier Maruenda, who was found guilty of a crime of aggravated defamationRead More →

Massive protests have stormed across Iran (Source – AFP) Protests in Iran: Tracing the start of the massive protests against the government in Iran Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was killed after being detained by vice police in Tehran on September 13 for allegedly disobeying Iran’s tough lawsRead More →

By Alexandra Mae Jones, CTVNews.ca Editor and Judy Trinh, CTV National News, Ottawa Correspondent Click here for updates on this story Toronto, Ontario (CTV Network) — In one of the latest disappointments in Canada’s efforts to help Afghan refugees, a prominent Afghan activist has been denied her application for aRead More →

By Alexandra Mae Jones, CTVNews.ca Editor and Judy Trinh, CTV National News, Ottawa Correspondent Click here for updates on this story Toronto, Ontario (CTV Network) — In one of the latest disappointments in Canada’s efforts to help Afghan refugees, a prominent Afghan activist has been denied her application for aRead More →

In 2017, thousands of women gathered in Washington, DC to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. The protest held in several cities during Trump’s US presidency revealed a polarized nation, divided by an election that raised troubling questions about disconnected elites and barriers to women’s ambitions.Read More →

These three words – Women Life Freedom – have resounded across the world thanks to the extraordinarily brave and inspiring women and men of Iran, and are chanted in many different languages. But their deceptive simplicity has been allowed to obscure their full revolutionary significance, just as their translation fromRead More →

On October 5 and 6, human rights activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine came together to share successful practices in supporting survivors of sexual violence against women in conflict, establishing referral mechanisms and accountability of authors in times of war and post-conflict. In her opening address, OSCE Senior GenderRead More →

October 11, 2022 | 15:27 UTC Women’s rights activists will demonstrate across South Korea on October 15. Increased security, localized disturbances likely. Security transportation HORN Event Women’s rights activists affiliated with 115 civil society organizations will demonstrate across the country on October 15 to oppose the government’s proposed plan toRead More →

Faced with this more positive outlook for Democrats, Republicans offered a rambling response. Some candidates are toning down anti-abortion references on their websites in an apparent effort to distance themselves from a politically unpopular stance, like Blake Masters, who is running against incumbent Senator Mark Kelly for the Arizona SenateRead More →

Arnie Alpert is a retired activist, organizer and community educator with a long history of involvement in movements for social and economic justice. Arnie writes an occasional column Active with activists for InDepthNH.org. By ARNIE ALPERT, Active with Activists CONCORD—Sharon Morgan, a retired nurse practitioner from Etna, New Hampshire, tookRead More →

JK Rowling tweeted a picture of herself wearing a t-shirt calling Scotland’s first minister a ‘destroyer of women’s rights’. The author also gave his support to people protesting against a new gender recognition law in the country. She posted: “I stand in solidarity with @ForWomenScot and all women protesting andRead More →

Norwich City Council has been met with a furious backlash from women’s rights campaigners after saying ‘transphobic extremists’ are ‘not welcome’ in the city. The council on Thursday unanimously passed a motion reaffirming the gender identity of transgender and non-binary people. Councilor Alex Catt, who is part of the GreenRead More →

A Finnish women’s rights activist has recounted her suffering while in detention in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying she would take legal action against the Emirati government for her imprisonment and torture. According to the Emirates Leaks, Tiina Jauhiainen plans to draw the attention of the international community toRead More →

“Could this moment turn into motion?” That was the question posed by Stephanie Hronis to introduce the inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit, held September 28-30 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California. Hronis, a California-based Hronis Racing partner, came up with the idea for the summit. and chaired the committee thatRead More →

Monrovia– Six women’s rights groups operating in the country said they were concerned about video reports from South Korean media implicating two Liberian officials, Daniel Tarr and Moses Owen Browne, who had visited South Korea to participate in training on sustainable shipping. Least Developed Countries Program. These include the LiberiaRead More →

PTI United Nations, September 28 An Indian women’s rights activist, who walked 3,800 km across the country in less than a year to raise awareness about gender-based violence and inequality, has won a prestigious honor at the UN SDG Action Awards. Srishti Bakshi, a marketer turned women’s rightsRead More →

On September 16, Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman of Kurdish origin, was arrested by Iran’s “morality police” for violating the law requiring women to wear a headscarf (hijab). While Amini was in police custody, shocking footage surfaced of her in a hospital bed, apparently bruised and beaten. ARead More →

Women’s rights activists and community leaders in Gombe State have deplored the exploitation and rape of adolescent girls in the state in the name of agricultural labor otherwise known as ‘Barema’. They made the laments during a capacity building training organized by ActionAid Nigeria’ for women’s rights organizations and stakeholdersRead More →