Attachments During the 2014 invasion of eastern Ukraine, violence against women and girls, especially domestic violence and sexual violence, increased rapidly. Since February 2022, the situation has deteriorated to alarming new levels. Pervasive and exacerbated violence against Ukrainian women and girls is a consequence of the war, with women andRead More →

Every week, small groups of women meet in homes across Kerala, discussing everything from micro-credit schemes to organic farming and food processing. On May 17, Kudumbashree, Kerala’s flagship program for women empowerment and poverty eradication, turned 25 years old. Launched in 1998 by the then CPI(M)-led government in Kerala asRead More →

Dr. Huma Baqai May 15, 2022. 10:15 a.m. Afghanistan is a deeply patriarchal and conservative society. Women largely dress very conventionally, and even young girls wear the hijab. However, Afghan women under Taliban 2.0 again face repression and marginalization, aimed at reversing the visibility, freedom and empowerment that Afghan womenRead More →

Several hundred people filled the lawn in front of the Duval County Courthouse Saturday afternoon as they demonstrated in favor of abortion rights during the “People’s Rally Against Abortion.” Organized by the Jacksonville Women’s Marchan activist organization led by a woman in Jacksonville, the protest joined many more planned acrossRead More →

Many businesses’ success depends on raising finance. To get business finance and capital, women-owned firms confront unique hurdles. Although women controlled over 40% of firms in the US by 2019, almost 99% of new venture money went to male founders in 2020. Women entrepreneurs face more challenges than males inRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions If you were brought up on 1970s feminism, as I was, the linguistic shift to phrases like “people who give birth” and “having wombs” was a bit shocking. We grew up with “women’s liberation”, “women’s issues” and “women’s rights”; now, suddenly, these questions and theseRead More →

WASHINGTON — If you were raised on 1970s feminism, like me, the linguistic shift to phrases like “people giving birth” and “having wombs” has been a little shocking. We grew up on ‘women’s liberation’, ‘women’s issues’ and ‘women’s rights’; now, suddenly, these questions and these rights seem to belong toRead More →