Governance Innovation Labs, a pioneer in ensuring good governance through civic engagement, recently announced its “Art for Democracy” scholarship for emerging and early career artists. The first project in the “RESIST” series is an artistic interpretation of five recent movements led by women in Kerala and is visualized by theirRead More →

A human rights organization has sounded the alarm over the worsening human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, claiming that a dozen prominent women’s rights activists have been arbitrarily arrested by regime forces of Riyadh throughout this year. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A human rights organization has sounded the alarm overRead More →

By Maura Ives / For conversation Clement Clarke Moore’s 1823 poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” redefined Christmas in America. As historian Steven Nissenbaum explains in “The Battle for Christmas,” Moore’s secular Saint Nick weakened religious associations for the holiday, turning it into a family celebration that culminatedRead More →

Every year between November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and December 10 (Human Rights Day), the world comes together to demand a safer world for women. women and girls by marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where UNFPA isRead More →

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Credit: UN Women Opinion by Divya Srinivasan, Humaida Abdulghafoor (New Delhi, India) Wednesday 22 December 2021 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, December 22 (IPS) – Marital rape is now criminalized without exception in the Maldives, as part of a seriesRead More →

Featured, Gender, Gender Violence, Global, Titles, Human Rights, TerraViva United Nations Opinion International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Credit: UN Women NEW DELHI, India, December 22, 2021 (IPS) – Marital rape is now criminalized without exception in the Maldives, as part of a series of significant amendmentsRead More →

Hundreds of Jordanians have taken to social media to mourn the death of former minister and human rights activist Asma Khader, who left a lasting legacy in the struggle for women’s rights. Khader, a seasoned lawyer and staunch advocate for women, died Monday following a brief battle with cancer. SheRead More →

China plans to strengthen its women’s rights laws to provide stronger protection against gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. The proposed settlement comes amid the rise of a nascent #MeToo movement in China, which activists say has been hampered by the country’s strict regime of censorship and oppressionRead More →

Women’s rights activists in Milton Keynes will be infiltrating this Christmas to defend their right to unisex spaces. Members of the Women’s Rights Network (WRN) are handing out flyers in the city’s mall to highlight the growing number of businesses and organizations that are introducing mixed washrooms and locker rooms.Read More →

UN rights office provides update on Afghanistan Said killings continue across the country, mostly by the Taliban Denounces Taliban recruitment of boys and undermines women’s rights Families face severe poverty, reports of “sale of children” The deposed government envoy denounces a “total reversal” of advances GENEVA, December 14 (Reuters) –Read More →

The Supreme Court appears poised to rule that fetal life trumps the constitutional rights of women and girls to live and breathe, which was the goal of anti-choice activists from the start. The March for Women’s Lives April 1, 2004, in DC (Wikimedia Commons) After the pleadings of December 1Read More →

BY METEMBE SIBANDAWOMEN’s rights activist Nyarai Gumbonzvanda won a global award last week at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards in the United States of America for her role in promoting gender equality and women’s rights in the country , as well as in the fight against child marriage. Gumbonzvanda, whoRead More →

New York City’s elected officials gathered at Planned Parenthood in Manhattan on Monday, Dec. 6, to demand reproductive justice as the Supreme Court decides the fate of abortion access in the country. Abortion rights are under threat as the Supreme Court reviews Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and previously upheld Texas’Read More →

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul can be seen in this undated photo. Marieke Wijntjes / Document via REUTERS Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Dec.9 (Reuters) – A Saudi women’s rights activist has accused three former U.S. intelligence contractors of illegally hacking her phoneRead More →

Turkish authorities pursue and silence activists, politicians and opponents of the AKP regime led by Erdogan and anyone who voices their opinion. Charges are ready for anyone who opposes his conviction, advocates freedom and stands against him, and is subject to arrest or imprisonment and the same argument of “dealingRead More →

Turkish authorities are pursuing and silencing activists, politicians and opponents of the AKP regime led by Erdogan and anyone expressing his opinion. Charges are ready for anyone who opposes his conviction, advocates for and protests against him, and is punishable by arrest or imprisonment and the same argument of “dealingRead More →

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Women’s rights activists in Kabul, the Afghan capital, insisted on Sunday that they would continue to fight for their right to education, employment and participation in human rights. political and social life in Afghanistan, and said that a recent Taliban decree banning forced marriage was notRead More →

As a student preparing to begin her final year of legal studies in Afghanistan, Azad* felt her future held endless possibilities. The drive and talent that had propelled her best academic performance, coupled with a sense that her country was on the threshold of a new era of good governance,Read More →

More than 120 members of the European Parliament have denounced the Riyadh regime’s “continued persecution” of Saudi women human rights defenders, saying activists released from prison still face rights violations and severe restrictions in the kingdom . The lawmakers, in a joint letter signed on International Women Human Rights DefendersRead More →