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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

JIH Women’s Wing held an online protest on the issue of the ongoing Bulli Bai App case. Help India! Several speakers at an online protest organized by the Women’s Department of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) stressed the need for people from all communities and regions to speak out against the prevailingRead More →

Kabul: Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan in August, they have applied their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. Although it tried to pass itself off as more moderate, the group imposed a series of restrictions that nullify the freedoms Afghan women have gained through a history of struggle andRead More →

A human rights organization has sounded the alarm over the worsening human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, claiming that a dozen prominent women’s rights activists have been arbitrarily arrested by regime forces of Riyadh throughout this year. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): A human rights organization has sounded the alarm overRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

(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 →