(Left to right) Humaira Yusuf, Farhat Popalzai and Zarifa Yaqoobi. Rights organizations, including the United Nations and Amnesty International, have condemned the recent wave detentions of activists in Afghanistan. Amnesty called it “yet another attempt to suppress all forms of peaceful protest and dissent in the country”. On November 3,Read More →

Published on: 12/11/2022 – 10:00 Iranian dissidents who met with President Emmanuel Macron hailed Saturday’s talks as a historic decision by Paris, while urging France to take concrete action against the Islamic Republic. Macron had held an unprecedented meeting with four prominent female activists on Friday as anti-regime protests sweptRead More →

Attachments Arbil, October 30, 2022 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, met today in Erbil with a group of women from various political parties and civil society organizations in the Kurdistan region. The group raised concerns about repeated violations of Iraqi sovereignty andRead More →

In July, the U.S. Department of State launched the U.S.-Afghan Consultative Mechanism in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Atlantic Council, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, and Sisterhood is Global Institute. An Afghan woman attends the inauguration of the women’s library in Kabul, AfghanistanRead More →

Bombay: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pointed out that women activists and politicians are being targeted on social media. He mentioned that “terrible campaigns” are being waged against female activists and politicians on social media and that violence via social media is “enormous”, he noted. While interacting with studentsRead More →

Bombay: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pointed out that women activists and politicians are being targeted on social media. He mentioned that “terrible campaigns” are being waged against female activists and politicians on social media and that violence via social media is “enormous”, he noted. While interacting with studentsRead More →

UN experts today expressed grave concern for the rights and freedom of Peruvian anthropologist and human rights defender Marcela Poirier Maruenda, who was found guilty of a crime of aggravated defamation earlier this year , after accusing a former college professor of alleged sexual harassment. Poirier was found guilty byRead More →

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:36 a.m.Press Release: United Nations Special Procedures – Human Rights GENEVA (October 17, 2022) – UN Experts today expressed grave concern for the rights and freedom of Peruvian anthropologist and human rights defender Marcela Poirier Maruenda, who was found guilty of a crime of aggravated defamationRead More →

On October 5 and 6, human rights activists from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine came together to share successful practices in supporting survivors of sexual violence against women in conflict, establishing referral mechanisms and accountability of authors in times of war and post-conflict. In her opening address, OSCE Senior GenderRead More →

Women’s rights activists and community leaders in Gombe State have deplored the exploitation and rape of adolescent girls in the state in the name of agricultural labor otherwise known as ‘Barema’. They made the laments during a capacity building training organized by ActionAid Nigeria’ for women’s rights organizations and stakeholdersRead More →

Activists Maryam Karimbeigi and Golrokh Iriyaei were arrested on Monday in what appears to be a sustained targeting of female public figures in Iran since protests began on September 16. The Karimbeigi family has been known to the general public for many years. Maryam’s brother, Mostafa, was one of manyRead More →

In July, the U.S. Department of State launched the U.S.-Afghan Consultative Mechanism in partnership with the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Atlantic Council, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, and Sisterhood is Global Institute. As the Taliban continue to deprive women and vulnerable groups inside Afghanistan of theirRead More →

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban remain illegitimate leaders despite a statement by thousands of male clerics supporting their extremist government, Afghan women activists said on Sunday. The clerics pledged allegiance to the Taliban and their reclusive leader on Saturday after a three-day meeting failed to address thorny issues such asRead More →

Here’s a look at some of the topics from this week’s journalists’ roundtable. Women, Activists, and Providers Trying to Navigate Ohio’s Rapidly Changing Abortion Landscape It’s been a week since the United States Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which guaranteed a woman’s constitutional right to anRead 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 →

Moroccan authorities must urgently investigate allegations that police and security forces brutally assaulted five Sahrawi women activists, Amnesty International said today. The organization investigated the circumstances surrounding the attacks, which took place in five separate incidents on April 15 and 16, in the town of Boujdour in Western Sahara. ZeinabRead More →

The list of Indian Women Activists 2022 is endless with the names of countless women who stood up for their rights and those of others despite fear of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and countless days in jail. They are women who have spoken about the lives of othersRead More →

In addition to Women’s History Month, March is also National Disability Awareness Month. We share memoirs and collections of essays from women (particularly artists and activists) living with disabilities – currently or in the recent past. Not everyone with a particular identity makes them an activist. But choosing to shareRead More →

Este recurso fue desarrollado para un público de habla hispana. Read the original version in Spanish. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly recognized March 8 as International Women’s Day after a long struggle by women demanding gender equality, political rights, better pay and the respect they deserve. . DespiteRead More →

Ambitious initiatives like the Swachh Bharat mission are proving to be a game-changer in terms of access to toilets and safe sanitation. The initiative not only focused on building toilets across the country, but also raised awareness in society about open defecation and a clean environment. The Swachh BharatRead More →

NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 03/11/2022 (LOS ANGELES, CA) — WACO Theater Center, Newark Symphony Hall and Yendor Theater Company will host Revolutionary Black Womena virtual fair centered on the role black women play in movements for social change, on March 15. Moderated by WACO TheaterRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) along with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, continue to press for information and action on women activists “disappeared” Afghan women, calling for their release. Spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, LizRead More →

The European Union, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands and UNAMA have expressed grave concern over the fate of Afghan women activists who disappeared after taking part in protests demanding women’s human rights . The UN Secretary-General’s envoy to Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, met with the Islamic Emirate’s Deputy Prime Minister, Abdul Kabir,Read 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 →

Mahesh Sharma MandiAhmedgarh/Raikot/ Khana, January 28 The women, who are family members and close friends of various candidates, have begun reaching out to voters in localities under their respective segments of the Assembly. While Kuldeep Kaur Boparai, mother of Raikot Congress candidate Kamil Amar Singh, reaches out to rural women,Read More →

Afghan women’s rights representatives at a meeting with the Islamic Emirate’s delegation on Sunday in Oslo called for the reopening of girls’ schools and the inclusion of women in government. The closed-door meeting brought together six women’s rights advocates, seven politicians and a senior journalist along with the 15-member delegationRead More →

A number of organizations working in the field of human and women’s rights gathered outside the police headquarters to express their anger and frustration at the way the latest femicide was declared “unrelated with the genre,” claiming they were “sick and tired” with what’s going on. The organizations staged theRead More →

The UN has expressed concern over the disappearance of two Afghan women’s rights activists. Taman Zaryabi Paryani and Parawana Ibrahimkhel were reportedly abducted from their homes by the Taliban on Wednesday evening. “We urge the Taliban to provide information on their fate and protect the rights of all Afghans,” theRead More →

The film, ‘Unapologetic’, directed by Ashley O’Shay, aims to redress the historical “crimes” that have left black women’s leadership largely out of the history of social movements. (Courtesy picture) By Nadine MatthewsSpecial at AFRO Nothing perhaps symbolizes the growth of Janae Bosu better than the fact that she obtained herRead More →