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 →

On Saturday, a Cairo court found journalist and writer Rasha Azab not guilty on charges of insulting, defaming and willfully harming film director Islam Azazi. The case dates back to December 2020 when the online blog Daftar Hekayat released anonymous testimonies from six survivors who said Islam sexually assaulted them,Read More →

Photo: Twitter @morcativakfi Representatives of Turkish women’s rights organizations and lawyers will meet early on April 28 outside the Council of State, Turkey’s highest administrative court, in Ankara, before the court announces its decision on the appeal requesting the cancellation of Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, Turkey Minute reported,Read More →

Critical gender activist Mia Ashton has sent a letter to 3,000 school trustees across Canada expressing deep concern over policies allowing schools to hide a child’s transgender leanings from their parents. Ashton is an Ottawa-based spokesperson for the organization Canadian Women’s Sex-Based Rights (caWsbr), which aims to uphold women’s rightsRead More →

IranSource April 21, 2022 Ableism exists online among Iranian women’s rights activists. It needs to be fixed. By Ahou Koutchesfahani Iranian women’s rights activism is very present and visible on social media with countless hashtags, images and videos circulating online and going viral to regularly draw attention to important causes,Read More →

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Two inmates who become pregnant at a women’s prison in central Jersey are erasing the ‘trope’ that ‘transgender women are women’, a women’s rights activist said on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on Tuesday. Kara Dansky of the Women’s Human Rights Campaign was reactingRead More →

Women demonstrate in Istanbul against Turkey’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, March 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/ERDEM SAHIN The prosecutor’s office filed a complaint on Wednesday, seeking to shut down the We Will Stop Femicide platform, Turkey’s leading women’s NGO, for allegedly “acting against the law and against morals”. TheRead More →

When the non-governmental organization Global Rights recently staged a commissioned performance of the play “Beere” based on the historical account of the Egba women’s revolt, the historical drama resonates with the renewed call for quality and to women’s political participation in Nigeria. Yinka Olatunbosun reports In prelude to the dramaRead More →

Women’s rights activists are like ANTI-SEMITES, says Scottish minister: fury at Lorna Slater’s ‘grossly offensive’ comparison between feminists fighting against trans rights laws and racists Lorna Slater is a minister in Nicola Sturgeon’s government under the Green-SNP deal Ms Slater, 46, spoke out after feminists criticized new sex reassignment legislationRead More →

A transgender scholar has outraged Woman’s Hour listeners with an interview full of “incredible nonsense” in which she gave convoluted answers about feminism and the “natural organic type” of women. Grace Lavery is a British professor of English and gender studies at the University of California, Berkeley, who wrote aRead More →

GENEVA, March 24, 2022 — Iran will begin a 4-year term on the UN’s top women’s rights body tomorrow, having been elected last year with the votes of at least four Western states. “Electing the Islamic Republic of Iran to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist the city’sRead More →

Q. If religious law is recognized in the constitution, does the constitution state that it must respect gender and sex equality and non-discrimination? Not clear. This question has been the subject of great debate since the entry into force of the Constitution and even before. In India, personal laws dealRead More →

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7:05 a.m.Press Release: Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy GENEVA, March 21, 2022 – A coalition of 25 human rights organizations announced today that their prestigious women’s rights award will go this year to Zarifa Ghafari, Afghanistan’s youngest female mayor and survivor of three TalibanRead More →

At the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, the former outdoor sports Editor-in-chief Dawn Ennis, a biological male who identifies as female, confronted a women’s rights activist about the use of female spaces. Ennis was confronted at the NCAA Women’s Swimming Tournament by Standing for Women UKRead More →

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Women’s rights activists have criticized a government proposal to tackle gender-based violence, saying it is inadequate to protect women and soft on perpetrators of violence, the Duvar news site reported. The proposal was presented by the government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) andRead More →

Ozan KOSE / AFP Turkish police arrested 12 women’s rights activists in southeastern Diyarbakır province on Wednesday morning after raiding their homes, Turkish media reported. Adalet Kaya from the Diyarbakır-based Rosa Women’s Association, former Diyarbakır co-mayor from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Filiz Buluttekin and Fatma Yıldızhan from the UnionRead More →

The law school’s oldest student clinic marks three decades of important work: representing people in crisis, advocating for effective public policy, and working to prevent domestic violence in Western New York and beyond . It was in 1992 that a domestic violence clinic was established at the law school byRead More →

KATHMANDU, MARCH 9 Women’s rights activists have stressed the need to decriminalize abortion. Addressing an interaction organized by the Forum for Women, Law and Development for journalists here today, FWLD Executive Director Sabin Shrestha said there was a tendency in the media to portray abortion as a bad thing thatRead More →

British lawmakers have joined the Kashmiri diaspora and their allies on International Women’s Day to urge the British government to force India to end its inhumane actions and end its occupation of the Jammu and Kashmir. Several British lawmakers have joined Tehreek-e-Kashmir UK at 10 Downing Street to submit aRead More →

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) – March 8 is known as International Women’s Day around the world, a holiday recognized by countries around the world as it commemorates the political, cultural and socio-economic achievements of women around the world. A professor and activist from TAMIU spoke about the path taken by women;Read More →

ISLAMABAD- A delegation composed of civil society representatives, social activists and students from the International Islamic University of Islamabad (IIUI) working on women’s rights paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Religious Affairs on Monday and Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri Interfaith Harmony and fully supported his position againstRead More →

Authorities seem reluctant to implement High Court directives issued on various occasions to protect women’s rights and end sexual harassment. Failure to adhere to guidelines on women’s rights includes, among others, formation of complaint committees to end sexual harassment in workplaces and educational institutions, completion of trial of rape casesRead More →

Alarming attacks on women’s rights around the world in 2021/22. Legal protections have been dismantled and women human rights defenders are now exposed to unprecedented risk. Protecting and promoting the rights of women and girls and supporting women human rights defenders is crucial, including for the recovery from Covid-19. GovernmentsRead More →

The procedural ruling allows the Republican Kentucky administration to appeal a lower court ruling against state law. The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Kentucky’s Republican attorney general to take over the defense of a restrictive abortion law after the state’s Democratic governor dropped the case when lower courts overturned theRead More →

As the world moves forward to mark International Women’s Day, the time for women’s rights is moving backwards. We all pay the price. The cascading crises of recent years have highlighted how women’s leadership is more crucial than ever. Women have faced the Covid-19 pandemic heroically as doctors, nurses, andRead More →

Dr. Phoebe Donnelly, Researcher and Head of IPI’s Women, Peace and Security Program, moderated a panel discussion on March 1 titled “Priorities for UNAMA’s Next Mandate: Protecting and Promoting the Human Rights and Political Participation of women”. This roundtable, organized by the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands, served to reassessRead More →

Two Turkish women’s rights activists said in an interview that during the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an increase in suicides and accidental deaths among women and that authorities should thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding these. death. Speaking to women’s rights website Feminisite, Ezgi Aslan and Fidan Ataselim of theRead More →

The Kuwaiti authorities recently canceled a yoga trip for women announced by a teacher of exercise form. Muslim lawmakers and leaders were shocked by the danger posed by women doing yoga exercises. This month’s incident was the latest cultural dispute over what women can do in the Arab nation. SomeRead More →

New Delhi, India, 08/24/2021 © PradeepGaurs / Shutterstock After the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, women’s rights in Afghanistan came under constant attack from the Taliban, and many female activists were captured, tortured, killed and allegedly raped. Unfortunately, the scale of these crimes is unknown due to a lack of comprehensiveRead More →

Bogotá – Colombia – “Ye es ley.” Now it’s the law. It was the chant that echoed outside Colombia’s Constitutional Court building on Monday in a sea of ​​green handkerchiefs. In a landmark decision, the court decriminalized abortion procedures up to 24 weeks gestation, paving the way for greater accessRead More →

Khitam Saafin. On Wednesday (February 16th), an Israeli military court sentenced Khitam Saafin, a prominent Palestinian women’s rights activist and president of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC), to 16 months in prison, as well as a fine of 1,500 Israeli shekels (460 USD). Saafin is currently imprisoned inRead More →

Last Monday, even as many celebrated Valentine’s Day with symbolic expressions of love, One Billion Rising, an initiative to end violence against all women – cisgender, transgender, gender non-conforming – girls, and the planet, celebrated its ninth anniversary with the launch of a new campaign to transform “women from victimsRead More →

As India’s liberals and secularists openly support Islamists in Karnataka’s ongoing hijab dispute, a documentary covering the aftermath of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan by Vice News has been released in which a Taliban judge says women cannot become judge under Taliban rule because they have less intelligence and areRead More →

The detention and sentencing of Khitam Saafin has been described as “an attempt to intimidate us and silence the voices defending human rights in Palestine”. Activists described Saafin’s detention as part of a sustained campaign of Israeli harassment [Getty] An Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced a prominent Palestinian women’sRead More →

File photo: Afghan women march chanting slogans and holding banners during a women’s rights protest in Kabul on January 16, 2022 (AFP via Getty Images) Hundreds of Afghan women’s rights activists have urged US President Joe Biden to take action against the killing and forced disappearance of Afghan women sinceRead More →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1166/33728 Excerpt from The Socialist newspaper, February 9, 2022 Fight for trans rights, photo Tom Wolf/CC (Click to enlarge) Michael Johnson’s article, “Stonewall attacked by the establishment” (the Socialist, December 15, 2021), refers to “some members of the women’s and labor movement”, he claims, are campaigningRead More →