Sexist misinformation and online abuse against women in politics is not only a problem for the women targeted, but undermines women’s rights and democracy in general. 85 percent of women around the world said they had witnessed online violence against other women. The numbers are even higher in Latin America,
At a rally in Kabul, several activists discussed ways for women to gain a political and social presence in society, urging the Islamic Emirate to let women contribute within the structure of the new government. To mark this year’s “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”, the women called on
Three women’s rights activists – Baia Pataraia, Eliso Rukhadze and Tozu Gulmamedli – received the Kato Mikeladze Award from the Women’s Fund for their dedication to gender equality and the protection of women’s rights in Georgia. Tozu Gulmamedli is an activist working with ethnic minority women and founder of the
The Istanbul Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation is a testament to 150 years of women’s movement in Turkey, offering a new perspective to the country’s history. In a historic building near the Golden Horn, Turkey’s first and only library dedicated to women’s works has been shining a light on
The international community must live up to its long-term commitment to women’s rights in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said, ahead of a new campaign highlighting the achievements of 16 remarkable Afghan women. To mark this year’s 16 Days of Gender-Based Violence Activism, an annual international campaign celebrating women from all parts
King of controversy. Koffi Olomide’s show in Kigali is balanced. Several activists mobilized to demand the ban of an upcoming show by Congolese singer and maestro soukous Koffi Olomide, accusing him of having abused or mistreated women in the past, arguing that performing in Rwanda would set a bad precedent.
This November 27 marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which was established at its first conference, which was organized by a group of revolutionary students in the village of Vis, Amed in Bakur Kurdistan. The founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), led
Malala Yousafzai said the rescue of women’s rights activists and others from Afghanistan captured by the Taliban brought “hope and security” to vulnerable Afghans. The Nobel Peace Prize winner’s comments come as it emerged that a former Afghan minister, as well as a lawyer who prosecuted more than 2,000 Taliban
This November 27 marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which was created during its first conference, held by a group of revolutionary students in the village of Vis, Amed in Kurdistan of Bakur. The founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), led by
Not long ago, activist, artist and former Afghan refugee Nahid Shahalimi won. The women’s school she worked to establish in Afghanistan was endorsed by the current Afghan government, the Taliban. Shahalimi has been working on the project for nearly six years, even before the Taliban hit the streets of Kabul
The protests come amid growing outrage over women killed by their partners and as French women increasingly speak out against sexual harassment and abuse. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across France to demand more government action to prevent violence against women. Saturday’s protests, in Paris and
We have experienced traumatic events in recent years – mass shootings, natural disasters amplified by climate change, a once-in-a-century pandemic, the Trump presidency crowned by an attempted political coup, the flatulent troubles of Borat -dupe Rudy Giuliani. For people of color, these experiences are compounded by the inevitability of racism.
NORTH CAROLINA, NC – Texas’ controversial abortion law continues to grab the headlines as it now goes to the Supreme Court. The new law prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Here in North Carolina, abortions are still legal, and that’s something the Charlotte Women’s Movement hope to stay put.
Bandana Rana, who is the former vice-chair of the United Nations Association for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee and currently chair of the CEDAW Investigations Working Group , says she plans to talk about amplifying the voices and visibility of women through United Nations mechanisms during her
News Staff June 15, 1938 – October 31, 2021 Isabel Marcus, a pioneering law professor whose advocacy for women’s rights spanned the world, died Oct. 31 in Los Angeles after living with advanced Alzheimer’s disease. She was 83 years old. Dr. Marcus recently returned to California after five decades in
(Beirut) – Iran’s new population law further violates women’s sexual and reproductive health rights and puts women’s health and lives at risk, Human Rights Watch said today. The Iranian authorities must immediately repeal the provisions that restrict human rights. On November 1, 2021, Iran’s Guardian Council approved the “Population Rejuvenation
Young women have an important role to play in advocating for gender equality and the empowerment of women, and it is with this in mind that the “Creating Agents of Change” program was launched in October. “Change is important, but it’s difficult, especially if we’ve been doing things the same
A 29-year-old activist and economics professor, Frozan Safi, was shot and killed in northern Afghanistan in what appears to be the first known death of a women’s rights defender since taking power of the Taliban almost three months ago. The body of Frozan Safi was identified in a morgue in
Women and gender constituency climate advocates speak out about the challenges of participating in environmental negotiations and share their demands for building a fairer future for all of us Over the next two weeks, Glasgow will be the scene of some of the most important decisions ever made on climate
Top Women’s and Children’s Rights Activists Atty. Mmonbeydo Nadine Joah, executive director / legal adviser of ORWOCH (left) and Marian Deah, executive director of Restore Their Hope condemned the widespread violations against women and called for tougher sentences for the perpetrators. MONROVIA – The genital mutilation of a 22-year-old woman