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 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 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 →

Sidestepping a pointed question of whether she would contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections herself, Congress Secretary-General Priyanka Gandhi announced the party’s first slate of 125 candidates on Thursday, with up to 50 women, including the mother of Unnao’s rape victim, Asha Singh of Unnao, whose husband was killed andRead More →

Screenshot of the Bulli Bai platform. | Photo: Twitter. Help India! On January 8, ANHAD hosted a virtual discussion titled Women Against Hate in response to hate speech against Indian Muslims at an event in Haridwar and the recent online “auction” of over 100 Muslim women. whose photos were sharedRead More →

The protest rally in Kozhikkode called for a similar pattern of anti-NRC/CAA protests that will emerge against such attacks by Bulli Bai. Help India! The protesting women said attacks by the Hindu right-wing force to suppress Muslim women will be futile and will not stop Muslim women from speaking out.Read More →

JIH Women’s Wing held an online protest on the issue of the ongoing Bulli Bai App case. Help India! Several speakers at an online protest organized by the Women’s Department of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) stressed the need for people from all communities and regions to speak out against the prevailingRead More →

By using the #ReceptionDetainees hashtag, the Twitter campaign aims to raise awareness about the conditions of women, targeting the male guardianship system (husband, father or brother). Women inside and outside the country share experiences of suffering. For many, home is “a woman’s grave and a man’s paradise”. Riyadh (AsiaNews) –Read 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

This November 27 marks the 43rd anniversary of the founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which was established at its first conference, which was organized by a group of revolutionary students in the village of Vis, Amed in Bakur Kurdistan. The founding of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), ledRead More →

We have experienced traumatic events in recent years – mass shootings, natural disasters amplified by climate change, a once-in-a-century pandemic, the Trump presidency crowned by an attempted political coup, the flatulent troubles of Borat -dupe Rudy Giuliani. For people of color, these experiences are compounded by the inevitability of racism.Read More →

Top Women’s and Children’s Rights Activists Atty. Mmonbeydo Nadine Joah, executive director / legal adviser of ORWOCH (left) and Marian Deah, executive director of Restore Their Hope condemned the widespread violations against women and called for tougher sentences for the perpetrators. MONROVIA – The genital mutilation of a 22-year-old womanRead More →

Ugandan Vice President Jessica Alupo challenges women activists to hold elected political leaders accountable for commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment. Alupo made the call during the opening of the regional convention on women’s political leadership organized by Akina Mama wa Africa at the Serena Hotel Kampala. Alupo saidRead More →

The activists conceded and accepted President Museveni’s proposals on the division of deceased property in the 2021 inheritance amendment bill. A section of women activists conceded and endorsed President Museveni’s proposals on the division of deceased property in the 2021 inheritance amendment bill. In March 2021, Parliament adopted the inheritanceRead More →

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 29: Voting rights activists, led by National African American Clergy Network co-chair Barbara William Skinner (2nd L), US Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) (3rd L), President and Chief from the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Executive Melanie Campbell (4th L), Cora Masters Barry (5th L),Read More →

New Delhi: The All India Students Association (AISA), a left-wing student organization, alleged that two female members were sexually assaulted and dragged down the road by members of the Delhi police during a protest outside the residence of the Minister of Union Interior, Amit Shah, Sunday. Neha Tiwari (25) andRead More →

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – On Saturday, a plethora of people gathered with strong messages and signs, marching from Charleston City Hall to U.S. Customs, sending a clear message to lawmakers to support and defend the rights reproductive systems of women. Activists in Charleston have joined the national call to actionRead More →

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the nation’s women live in constant fear. Under the Taliban, a group of Afghan women activists seeking equal rights and decision-making positions in government demonstrated in Kabul, reported ANI citing a CNN report. A group called the Women’s Political Participation Network took toRead More →

Kabul: A protest led by women’s rights activists in Kabul turned violent after Taliban forces prevented them from marching towards the presidential palace. According to Tolo News, the Taliban prevented the protests from continuing by spraying tear gas. Women in Kabul are staging protests, demanding their rights and representation inRead More →

Reacting to the collapse of the Afghan government following the Taliban seizure of power and the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as thousands attempt to leave the country, Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said declared: “What we are witnessing in Afghanistan is a tragedy that should have beenRead More →

Women activists underscored the importance of women’s participation in peace solutions as the countdown to Gender Equality Forum 2021 draws to a close. Ahead of the forum, a representative panelist attending a webinar titled “Sharing the Path to Peace: Exploring Shared Priorities and Collaboration Across the Region” calls for realRead More →

Saudi Arabia has released two women’s rights activists detained nearly three years ago after serving their sentences, the London-based Saudi rights organization ALQST said on Sunday. Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah were arrested in July 2018, along with more than a dozen other activists, on suspicion of harming Saudi interests,Read More →

In the early months of 1920, prominent Americans came together to bring international attention to Ireland’s campaign for independence. Their belief in the rights of small nations and their desire for peace in the years following World War I led many people who were not of Irish descent to supportRead More →