Beijing’s ambitious ‘women’s development’ proposals have raised concerns about a commitment to reducing abortions, with feminists and scholars pointing to the government’s history of control over women’s reproductive rights. On Monday, China’s State Council released its latest ten-year plan for women’s development. The lengthy document contained guidelines for China’s genderRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions When the Taliban took power in Afghanistan last month, their leaders promised to respect women’s rights. But in the weeks since, the group has done little to allay fears that it will once again exclude women from politics and public life. Among its first targetsRead More →

As several states introduce legislation restricting access to abortions across the United States, the nation’s global influence as an advocate for gender equality is subverted. Outside the Supreme Court after the decision on Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedta 2016 Texas abortion case. (Adam Fagen/Flickr) This month, world leaders gather inRead More →

Marcia Freedman, an Israeli lawmaker who pioneered LGBTQ and women’s rights in the 1970s and started the country’s first women’s shelter, died Tuesday at the age of 83. The US-born left-winger was also an early advocate of the two-state solution, advocating for recognition of an independent Palestinian state. She divorcedRead More →

Artist and activist Sonita Alizadeh speaks during the ‘Girl, Uninterrupted: Increased Opportunity During Adolescence’ plenary session at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, United States, September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Afghan rapperRead More →

Texas’ new anti-abortion law is a “terrifying” reminder of the fragility of hard-won rights, pro-choice activists have said, as they warn of a “more aggressive, much better organized” law. [and] better-funded global opposition movement”. Pro-choice activists have scored several victories in recent years, including in Ireland, Argentina and, most recently,Read More →

Jamie Lee Curtis, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday night ahead of the out-of-competition screening of “Halloween Kills,” responded to accusations that the franchise’s first film was “Anti-feminist” and “women bashing” at a press conference earlier today. Curtis said she thoughtRead More →

Kabul: A protest led by women’s rights activists in Kabul turned violent after Taliban forces prevented them from marching towards the presidential palace. According to Tolo News, the Taliban prevented the protests from continuing by spraying tear gas. Women in Kabul are staging protests, demanding their rights and representation inRead More →

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the nation’s women live in constant fear. Under the Taliban, a group of Afghan women activists seeking equal rights and decision-making positions in government demonstrated in Kabul, reported ANI citing a CNN report. A group called the Women’s Political Participation Network took toRead More →