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 theRead More →

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 partsRead More →

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), ledRead More →

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 TalibanRead More →

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 andRead More →

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.Read More →

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 herRead More →

(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 RejuvenationRead More →

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 womanRead More →