A five-day training on strengthening the women’s movement was organized by UN Women in Entebbe, Uganda, from 18 to 22 July 2022. This workshop, supported by UN Women as part of the EU-UN Global Spotlight initiative , aimed to strengthen the work of Pillar 6 partners and the existing women’sRead More →

Businesswoman Patricia Duncan Sutherland has been re-elected president of the People’s National Party (PNP) women’s movement, pledging to push harder for the legalization of abortion in Jamaica and the implementation of the law on sexual harassment. Duncan Sutherland, who is the organisation’s fifth leader, was re-elected on Sunday at theRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

DUNCANUTHERLAND…as we work for women’s rights in our countries — we must choose to challenge People’s National Party (PNP) Women’s Movement Public Relations Officer, Patricia Duncan Sutherland, urges Jamaican women to continue to fight economic, societal and other inequalities. Talk with the Jamaica Observer Ahead of the movement’s 2021 conference,Read More →

The exhibit is a visual representation of missing and murdered women; red robes hang outside with educational signs to provide information, display statistics and access resources about this important movement. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – YWCA Lower Cape Fear and its Advocacy and Racial Justice Committee announcesRead More →

A demonstration led by the Committee for the right to abortion and against the abuse of sterilization (CARASA). (Photo courtesy of Meredith Tax) To subscribe to The nation Subscribe now for as low as $2 per month! Thank you for registering for The nationweekly newsletter. Thank you for signing up.Read 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 →

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 →

Former Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., and Vice President Kamala Harris of using sexism as a shield against legitimate criticism on “Fox News” Primetime “Monday. Fox host Rachel Campos-Duffy said Harris failed to take responsibility for many of his failures and that the vice presidentRead More →

December 26, 2021, 1:09 PM IST ‘RESIST’ aims to bring together diverse women’s movements with a common goal and to be a greater force that will inspire many more new resistance movements. Governance Innovation Labs, a pioneer in ensuring good governance through civic engagement, recently announced its “Art for Democracy”Read More →

Governance Innovation Labs, a pioneer in ensuring good governance through civic engagement, recently announced its “Art for Democracy” scholarship for emerging and early career artists. The first project in the “RESIST” series is an artistic interpretation of five recent movements led by women in Kerala and is visualized by theirRead More →

Rajaa Al-Halabi, the head of the Hamas women’s movement, said in a December 13, 2021 interview on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) praised female suicide bomber Rim Al-Riyashi and the future suicide bomber Fatima Al-Najjar. She said that all women in Hamas and Gaza would become suicide bombers if asked. Furthermore, sheRead More →

Bandana Rana, who is the former vice-chair of the United Nations Association for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee and currently chair of the CEDAW Investigations Working Group , says she plans to talk about amplifying the voices and visibility of women through United Nations mechanisms during herRead More →

Jamie Lee Curtis, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday night ahead of the out-of-competition screening of “Halloween Kills,” responded to accusations that the franchise’s first film was “Anti-feminist” and “women bashing” at a press conference earlier today. Curtis said she thoughtRead More →

Bangladesh has started to rank well in official statistics on the advancement of women indicators. Over the past 50 years, women have emerged from their invisibility to feature in the development discourse in Bangladesh. Official reports recognize them as engines of the economy and peacekeepers. On the billboards, we areRead More →

Outreach groups were the foundation of second wave feminism, awakening women to their struggles and the sexism of the social structures in which they lived. An article from 1979 gives a fascinating insight into their purpose and structure. Bonnie Moore Randolph and Clydene Ross-Valliere, both nurses in the field ofRead More →

Tribal history is proud to have seen brave and courageous women from indigenous communities, who not only fought for their rights but also successfully led their communities and are credited in establishing the Republic of India . Rani Durgavati, a fierce ruler of the kingdom of Gondwana fought valiantly againstRead More →

If you haven’t already seen Recent column by Cleta Mitchell in the New York Times, it is a must-read. Mitchell, a Washington lawyer who represents conservative causes, joined the women’s movement in the early 1970s. She campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment and, as a lawmaker in Oklahoma, supported abortionRead More →

William Barnett, my paternal grandfather, came to America in 1910 and became a labor organizer with the International Cap Makers Union. Although William was enamored with his newfound freedoms in America and angered by the appalling working conditions of his fellow workers, my grandmother Lottie was not amused. With fourRead More →

Amid all the dissection of John F. Kennedy’s legacy this week, one achievement has gone largely unnoticed: her role in launching the modern women’s movement. To be sure, JFK’s record on women (especially in his personal life) was mixed, and his cabinet and political staff were overwhelmingly male. Nevertheless, inRead More →