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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Link to this page: 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 →

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 Nations human rights office has expressed concern over the disappearance of six people who were abducted in Kabul, the Afghan capital. They were all part of recent protests for women’s rights. In a press briefing, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said: “We areRead 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 →

Roadside Attractions Takes U.S. Distribution Rights For Oscar Nominee Phyllis Nagy’s Theatrical Feature Debut, Call Jane. A theatrical release is planned for the film this year. Chicago, 1968. With the city and country on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) lives an ordinary life with herRead More →

Swathi Nelabhatla, Prominent Women’s Employment Technologist and Founder of SheJobs, Zoom Interviewed for DotCom Magazine The Game Changers edition of DotCom magazine DotCom Magazine’s Exclusive Entrepreneur Spotlight Series The PR issue of DotCom magazine The Power of Zoom Interview Issue Swathi Nelabhatla, Chief Women’s Employment Technologist and Founder of SheJobs,Read 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 →

THE UNITED NATIONS: The Taliban must uphold the basic human rights of women and children, the UN chief said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), urging the international community to release frozen Afghan aid to stop families selling their babies for to buy food. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also warned that “Afghanistan isRead More →

On January 24, a judicial committee nominated 55-year-old Ayesha Malik to Pakistan’s Supreme Court by a narrow majority. National and international activists celebrated Malik’s appointment to Pakistan’s Supreme Court as a milestone towards women’s rights in the country. Women judges make up only 4% of Pakistan’s high courts, BBC reporting.Read More →

Afghan women’s rights activists on Tuesday submitted demands to Taliban delegates visiting Norway and called for the release of two activists who disappeared last week. They submitted a document including the Afghan women’s demands to the Taliban delegation and representatives of countries attending the meeting on the second day ofRead More →

New Delhi: Afghan women’s rights activists submitted a document to the Taliban delegation visiting Norway demanding their rights. Hoda Khamosh, one of the women’s rights representatives at the meeting, called for the release of two activists who disappeared last week, Tolo News reported. Another Afghan activist, Mahbouba Seraj, who attendedRead More →

The Taliban’s response to the apparent enforced disappearance of Tamana Paryani, Parwana Ibrahimkhel and other women activists in Afghanistan has laid bare their intent to eradicate critical women’s voices through the unlawful use of force. Taliban leaders have denied arresting the women, raising concerns about their safety and quick release.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 →

Last updated at 22:44:16 UTC Wednesday, January 25, 2022 UK – Gwent, Wales. A woman with reduced mobility has reportedly been arrested for hate-motivated vandalism and public order offenses after allegedly displaying women’s rights stickers in public places. A gender-sensitive group suggests the arrest is an example of ‘double-crossing’ policingRead More →

The UN expresses outrage at Osman’s arrest, citing a “pattern of violence against women’s rights activists” in Sudan. Gunmen arrested prominent Sudanese women’s rights activist Amira Osman in an overnight raid on her home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, her sister said. Osman’s arrest comes amid, activists say, a campaign ofRead More →

MPs enjoyed £160,000 five-star trip to Qatar as women’s rights campaigner goes missing MPs on five-star trip to Qatar in same week as Noof al-Maadeed disappeared Twenty-one members of the British-Qatari parliamentary group were present The junket, worth almost £160,000, took place from October 7-17 last year Ms al-Maadeed, whoRead 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 →

A growing wave of female activists in China calling for gender equality and the protection of women’s rights have urged the government to consider an amendment to the national women’s rights law. But the authorities’ track record of persecuting activists and failing to tackle gender-based violence and discrimination leaves manyRead 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 →

Women demonstrating in Kabul, the Afghan capital, to demand the right to work and education were sprayed on Sunday by Taliban forces. The women gathered outside Kabul University, chanting “equality and justice” and carrying banners reading “women’s rights, human rights”. The demonstrations also demanded the release of Alia Azizi, anRead More →

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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 →

Amal Fathy is one of the most prominent defenders of women’s rights in Egypt © Private Prominent activist sentenced to one year in prison for Facebook video criticizing authorities’ failure to protect women from sexual harassment “It is not a crime to criticize the government’s failure to tackle sexual harassment”Read 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 world is currently reeling from the third wave of Covid-19, and many celebrities have contracted the virus. Many celebrities in Bollywood and the Marathi film industry have been infected with Covid-19. Trupti Desai, a former Bigg Boss Marathi 3 competitor, is the latest celebrity to test positive for Covid-19.Read More →