Aaccess to abortion is about to be severely reduced or cut off for millions of women in the United States following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down established constitutional protections for termination of pregnancy by the historic Roe v Wade case 50 years ago. The decision allows state legislaturesRead More →

WOMEN opposed to making it easier for trans people to legally change their gender have disrupted the GRA Bill’s latest evidence session at Holyrood, revealing T-shirts calling Nicola Sturgeon a ‘destroyer of human rights’ women”. As Social Security Secretary Shona Robison testified on Tuesday, anti-GRA activists were in public seatsRead More →

She is a legend of the women’s movement in Samoa, an influential member of the Vailele Council of Women and a proud mother of two. She is a former Deputy Director General of the Programs, Training and Community Development Division of the former Ministry of Women’s Affairs. Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe,Read More →

Turkish women’s rights activists have criticized courts that have given reduced sentences to perpetrators of gender-based violence on the grounds that they were “provoked”, saying it has created a culture of impunity. Lawyer Selin Nakıpoğlu of the Women’s Platform for Equality (ESIK) said that by issuing sentence reductions based onRead More →

Overturning the constitutional right to abortion in the United States is a “horrific step backwards for women’s rights” threatening real risk to lives, said Labor leader Ivana Bacik. “The effect of today’s Supreme Court decision will be devastating,” said Ms. Bacik. “It will not prevent abortions, but is likely toRead More →

Ukrainian MPs voted on June 20 to ratify the Istanbul Convention, which is widely recognized as the most far-reaching international treaty against violence against women and domestic violence. The ratification marks a new step in Ukraine’s European integration and underlines Ukraine’s determination to continue the country’s transformation despite the enormousRead More →

Far from feminist utopia, progressive politics backed by radical gender activism has created a generation of women too afraid to speak out. In the world of competitive sports, women have been told to “step up” and “shut up” when it comes to biological men standing above them on the podiumRead More →

Feminists said balaclava-clad trans rights activists ‘silenced’ them today in Bristol as tensions between the two groups erupted again. The black-clad crowd were heard shouting ‘trans rights are human rights’ as women’s rights activists held a conference in honor of Father’s Day in College Green. During the clash, the anarchistsRead More →

“In this time of proliferating crises, the international community must pursue proven strategies for peace and stability. Protecting and promoting women’s rights is such a strategy,” he said during the debate, noting the positive role that regional organizations have played in protecting and promoting the key agenda. “A question ofRead More →

Mexico claims to pursue a “feminist” foreign policy. The full truth is that women’s rights cannot be taken for granted in the country itself. Mexico is notorious for its feminicides (see me and Sheila Mysorekar at www.dandc.eu). In 2020, 948 women were murdered, 2.7% more than in 2019. For severalRead More →

Panaji: Social activists and stakeholders have welcomed the decision of the panchayats to pass resolutions to outlaw social practices of isolation and discrimination against widows. They said only education and economic empowerment can bring change. Former chairman of the state women’s commission, Pramod Salgaocar, said local self-governments highlighting injustice toRead More →

Phil Schofield discusses Sarah Everard’s vigil this morning The two sisters Mrs Henry and Mrs Smallman were stabbed to death in Fryent Country Park and their bodies were discovered by family members on June 7, 2020. The march was organized by the Women’s Equality Party who said: ‘Women are betrayedRead More →

Representatives of women’s rights organizations and opposition politicians gathered outside the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, in Ankara on Tuesday morning for the upcoming hearing on the annulment of Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, Turkish media reported. The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violenceRead More →

WOMEN’S rights campaigners have slammed Johnny Depp’s victory in a multi-million pound libel case at a protest ahead of his rock concert in Glasgow. Activists unfurled a banner outside the city’s Royal Concert Hall reading: “The verdict was not ‘justice’, it was silence.” 3 Activists protest outside Depp’s concertCredit: SteveRead More →