The Kuwaiti authorities recently canceled a yoga trip for women announced by a teacher of exercise form. Muslim lawmakers and leaders were shocked by the danger posed by women doing yoga exercises. This month’s incident was the latest cultural dispute over what women can do in the Arab nation. SomeRead More →

For months, Afghan women have defied the Taliban by demonstrating for their rights. The Taliban has cracked down on protests through harassment, force and even kidnapping of activists, rights groups say. Today, the Taliban authorities appear to be using a new tactic to intimidate women’s rights defenders: releasing so-called confessionsRead More →

New Delhi, India, 08/24/2021 © PradeepGaurs / Shutterstock After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, women’s rights in Afghanistan came under constant attack from the Taliban, and many female activists were captured, tortured, killed and allegedly raped. Unfortunately, the scale of these crimes is unknown due to a lack of comprehensiveRead More →

Bogotá – Colombia – “Ye es ley.” Now it’s the law. It was the chant that echoed outside Colombia’s Constitutional Court building on Monday in a sea of ​​green handkerchiefs. In a landmark decision, the court decriminalized abortion procedures up to 24 weeks gestation, paving the way for greater accessRead More →

Khitam Saafin. On Wednesday (February 16th), an Israeli military court sentenced Khitam Saafin, a prominent Palestinian women’s rights activist and president of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC), to 16 months in prison, as well as a fine of 1,500 Israeli shekels (460 USD). Saafin is currently imprisoned inRead More →

Following the seizure of power by the Taliban, the international community and United Nations agencies expressed concern about the situation of women in Afghanistan. After taking control of Afghanistan, the Taliban introduced rules that restrict the rights of Afghan women. In the latest development, Abdullah Abdullah, former head of theRead More →

Last Monday, even as many celebrated Valentine’s Day with symbolic expressions of love, One Billion Rising, an initiative to end violence against all women – cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming – girls, and the planet, celebrated its ninth anniversary with the launch of a new campaign to transform “women from victimsRead More →

As India’s liberals and secularists openly support Islamists in Karnataka’s ongoing hijab dispute, a documentary covering the aftermath of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan by Vice News has been released in which a Taliban judge says women cannot become judge under Taliban rule because they have less intelligence and areRead More →

The detention and sentencing of Khitam Saafin has been described as “an attempt to intimidate us and silence the voices defending human rights in Palestine”. Activists described Saafin’s detention as part of a sustained campaign of Israeli harassment [Getty] An Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced a prominent Palestinian women’sRead More →

The former head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, met with women activists in Kabul on Wednesday and discussed their demands for political and social rights. Former HCNR President Abdullah Abdullah met with women activists in Kabul today and discussed their demands for political and socialRead More →

File photo: Afghan women march chanting slogans and holding banners during a women’s rights protest in Kabul on January 16, 2022 (AFP via Getty Images) Hundreds of Afghan women’s rights activists have urged US President Joe Biden to take action against the killing and forced disappearance of Afghan women sinceRead More →

Four female activists in Afghanistan have been released by the country’s “de facto authorities” after going missing weeks ago, the United Nations has announced. Since returning to power in August, the Taliban has suppressed dissent by forcefully dispersing gatherings of women, arresting critics and often beating local journalists covering unauthorizedRead More →

NAIROBI, Kenya February 10 – Women leaders allied with Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga have launched a strategic move aimed at mobilizing support for the Azimio La Umoja movement. Dubbed ‘Jeshi la Baba ni akina mama’, the movement was unveiled Thursday at an event attended by Kitui Governor CharityRead More →

Nairobi — Women leaders allied with Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga have launched a strategic move aimed at mobilizing support for the Azimio La Umoja movement. Dubbed ‘Jeshi la Baba ni akina mama’, the movement was unveiled Thursday at an event attended by Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, former CabinetRead More →

NNA | Update: 09 February 2022 20:53 STI Washington [US]Feb. 09 (ANI): Taliban members continue to threaten and harass female activists to intimidate them after recently arresting some female activists, according to a media report.Even as the Taliban tries to persuade the world to recognize and financially support its government,Read More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1166/33728 Excerpt from The Socialist newspaper, February 9, 2022 Fight for trans rights, photo Tom Wolf/CC (Click to enlarge) Michael Johnson’s article, “Stonewall attacked by the establishment” (the Socialist, December 15, 2021), refers to “some members of the women’s and labor movement”, he claims, are campaigningRead More →

Following the brutal murder of 17-year-old Mona Heydari in the southern town of Ahvaz, human rights activists have signed a petition addressed to the UN Secretary-General and his affiliated institutions asking them to put pressure on the Islamic Republic to change its laws relating to women and the violence theyRead More →

The United Nations human rights office has expressed concern over the disappearance of six people who were abducted in Kabul, the Afghan capital. They were all part of recent protests for women’s rights. In a press briefing, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said: “We areRead More →

The United Kingdom on Sunday shared its concern over the disappearance of female activists in Afghanistan. “Full support to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General. @DeborahLyonsUN to voice the international community’s growing concerns and seek answers about the ‘disappeared’ activists,” said Hugo Shorter, Chargé d’Affaires, UK Mission in Afghanistan. TheRead More →

Roadside Attractions Takes U.S. Distribution Rights For Oscar Nominee Phyllis Nagy’s Theatrical Feature Debut, Call Jane. A theatrical release is planned for the film this year. Chicago, 1968. With the city and country on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) lives an ordinary life with herRead More →