Every year between November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and December 10 (Human Rights Day), the world comes together to demand a safer world for women. women and girls by marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where UNFPA isRead More →

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Credit: UN Women Opinion by Divya Srinivasan, Humaida Abdulghafoor (New Delhi, India) Wednesday 22 December 2021 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, December 22 (IPS) – Marital rape is now criminalized without exception in the Maldives, as part of a seriesRead More →

Featured, Gender, Gender Violence, Global, Titles, Human Rights, TerraViva United Nations Opinion International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Credit: UN Women NEW DELHI, India, December 22, 2021 (IPS) – Marital rape is now criminalized without exception in the Maldives, as part of a series of significant amendmentsRead More →

Hundreds of Jordanians have taken to social media to mourn the death of former minister and human rights activist Asma Khader, who left a lasting legacy in the struggle for women’s rights. Khader, a seasoned lawyer and staunch advocate for women, died Monday following a brief battle with cancer. SheRead 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 →

China plans to strengthen its women’s rights laws to provide stronger protection against gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. The proposed settlement comes amid the rise of a nascent #MeToo movement in China, which activists say has been hampered by the country’s strict regime of censorship and oppressionRead More →

Women’s rights activists in Milton Keynes will be infiltrating this Christmas to defend their right to unisex spaces. Members of the Women’s Rights Network (WRN) are handing out flyers in the city’s mall to highlight the growing number of businesses and organizations that are introducing mixed washrooms and locker rooms.Read More →

UN rights office provides update on Afghanistan Said killings continue across the country, mostly by the Taliban Denounces Taliban recruitment of boys and undermines women’s rights Families face severe poverty, reports of “sale of children” The deposed government envoy denounces a “total reversal” of advances GENEVA, December 14 (Reuters) –Read More →

The Supreme Court appears poised to rule that fetal life trumps the constitutional rights of women and girls to live and breathe, which was the goal of anti-choice activists from the start. The March for Women’s Lives April 1, 2004, in DC (Wikimedia Commons) After the pleadings of December 1Read More →

BY METEMBE SIBANDAWOMEN’s rights activist Nyarai Gumbonzvanda won a global award last week at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards in the United States of America for her role in promoting gender equality and women’s rights in the country , as well as in the fight against child marriage. Gumbonzvanda, whoRead More →

New York City’s elected officials gathered at Planned Parenthood in Manhattan on Monday, Dec. 6, to demand reproductive justice as the Supreme Court decides the fate of abortion access in the country. Abortion rights are under threat as the Supreme Court reviews Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and previously upheld Texas’Read More →

Loujain al-Hathloul, the prominent Saudi women’s rights activist, has filed a lawsuit against three former US intelligence and military officers who admitted in US court to helping carry out hacking operations on behalf of of the United Arab Emirates. In his lawsuit, which was filed in a U.S. District CourtRead More →

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul can be seen in this undated photo. Marieke Wijntjes / Document via REUTERS Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Dec.9 (Reuters) – A Saudi women’s rights activist has accused three former U.S. intelligence contractors of illegally hacking her phoneRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

As a student preparing to begin her final year of legal studies in Afghanistan, Azad* felt her future held endless possibilities. The drive and talent that had propelled her best academic performance, coupled with a sense that her country was on the threshold of a new era of good governance,Read More →

More than 120 members of the European Parliament have denounced the Riyadh regime’s “continued persecution” of Saudi women human rights defenders, saying activists released from prison still face rights violations and severe restrictions in the kingdom . The lawmakers, in a joint letter signed on International Women Human Rights DefendersRead More →

Three women’s rights activists – Baia Pataraia, Eliso Rukhadze and Tozu Gulmamedli – received the Kato Mikeladze Award from the Women’s Fund for their dedication to gender equality and the protection of women’s rights in Georgia. Tozu Gulmamedli is an activist working with ethnic minority women and founder of theRead More →

The international community must live up to its long-term commitment to women’s rights in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said, ahead of a new campaign highlighting the achievements of 16 remarkable Afghan women. To mark this year’s 16 Days of Gender-Based Violence Activism, an annual international campaign celebrating women from all partsRead 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 →

Malala Yousafzai said the rescue of women’s rights activists and others from Afghanistan captured by the Taliban brought “hope and security” to vulnerable Afghans. The Nobel Peace Prize winner’s comments come as it emerged that a former Afghan minister, as well as a lawyer who prosecuted more than 2,000 TalibanRead More →

The protests come amid growing outrage over women killed by their partners and as French women increasingly speak out against sexual harassment and abuse. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across France to demand more government action to prevent violence against women. Saturday’s protests, in Paris andRead 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 →

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 →

(Beirut) – Iran’s new population law further violates women’s sexual and reproductive health rights and puts women’s health and lives at risk, Human Rights Watch said today. The Iranian authorities must immediately repeal the provisions that restrict human rights. On November 1, 2021, Iran’s Guardian Council approved the “Population RejuvenationRead 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 →

The UCI, Cal State Long Beach, and Northridge collaborated on an event on feminism, women’s rights, and Afghanistan titled “Islamization, Women’s Rights, and Feminist Engagement: A Conversation on Confirming the ‘Afghanistan’ on Thursday 7 October. The event was organized by Southern California professor-activists Catherine Sameh, Azza Basarudin and Khanum Shaikh,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 →

In March 1886, 28-year-old Pandita Ramabai traveled from England to Philadelphia at the invitation of Rachel Bodley, dean of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. It was an exceptional occasion. A new class had graduated from the historic institution and one of India’s first female medical students, Anandibai Joshi. AddingRead More →

NEW YORK, October 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — International women’s rights organization Equality Now is hosting its Making equality a reality gala on October 12, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Supporters from around the world can join some of their favorite artists and activists for an evening celebrating InternationalRead 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 →

Protesters are expected to flood the streets of Southern California this weekend, joining activists across the country for the fifth annual Women’s March, which will take place in the wake of a restrictive abortion law in Texas and before a U.S. Supreme Court case over Mississippi abortion laws — aRead More →

Beijing’s ambitious ‘women’s development’ proposals have raised concerns about a commitment to reducing abortions, with feminists and scholars pointing to the government’s history of control over women’s reproductive rights. On Monday, China’s State Council released its latest ten-year plan for women’s development. The lengthy document contained guidelines for China’s genderRead More →

Placeholder while loading article actions When the Taliban took power in Afghanistan last month, their leaders promised to respect women’s rights. But in the weeks since, the group has done little to allay fears that it will once again exclude women from politics and public life. Among its first targetsRead More →

As several states introduce legislation restricting access to abortions across the United States, the nation’s global influence as an advocate for gender equality is subverted. Outside the Supreme Court after the decision on Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedta 2016 Texas abortion case. (Adam Fagen/Flickr) This month, world leaders gather inRead More →

Marcia Freedman, an Israeli lawmaker who pioneered LGBTQ and women’s rights in the 1970s and started the country’s first women’s shelter, died Tuesday at the age of 83. The US-born left-winger was also an early advocate of the two-state solution, advocating for recognition of an independent Palestinian state. She divorcedRead More →

Artist and activist Sonita Alizadeh speaks during the ‘Girl, Uninterrupted: Increased Opportunity During Adolescence’ plenary session at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, United States, September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Afghan rapperRead More →

Texas’ new anti-abortion law is a “terrifying” reminder of the fragility of hard-won rights, pro-choice activists have said, as they warn of a “more aggressive, much better organized” law. [and] better-funded global opposition movement”. Pro-choice activists have scored several victories in recent years, including in Ireland, Argentina and, most recently,Read More →