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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

‘Belarus: Women on the Front Line’ highlights important role women activists have played in recent protests “In a deeply patriarchal society where domestic violence is rampant, Belarusian women have risked everything to defend their beliefs” – Aisha Jung Women who played prominent roles in the protests that have swept BelarusRead More →

Why Global Citizens Should Care Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations Global Goals, including Goal 5 for gender equality. Governments, schools, women’s organizations, businesses, media and ordinary citizens must all work together to address gender-based violence and gender inequality. Join the movement and take action on this issue andRead More →

The Aronson Center for International Studies hosted the third event in its Fall 2020 Human Rights Lecture Series to discuss the theme “Women and Conflict” on Thursday, October 29. Sarah Parkinson, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Political Science, moderated the event. The webinar featured three guest panelists: Susan Rimmer,Read More →

“The central issue of gender equality is a question of power,” he stressed, noting that we continue to live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. “Power is not given, power is taken”, he stressed, adding that we “have to step back” against resistance to change “because people doRead More →