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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Saudi Arabia has released two women’s rights activists detained nearly three years ago after serving their sentences, the London-based Saudi rights organization ALQST said on Sunday. Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah were arrested in July 2018, along with more than a dozen other activists, on suspicion of harming Saudi interests,Read More →

In the early months of 1920, prominent Americans came together to bring international attention to Ireland’s campaign for independence. Their belief in the rights of small nations and their desire for peace in the years following World War I led many people who were not of Irish descent to supportRead More →

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Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law, which has long been used to subjugate minorities in countries, is now used to silence women fighting for their rights. Recently, two Pakistani courts asked authorities to file charges against the organizers of the Pakistan Women’s March last month for violating the blasphemy law, which carriesRead More →

Kelly Sullivan/Tibrina Hobson/Amanda Edwards/WireImage/Monica Schipper/Getty When we think of social activists, we don’t usually think of Asian American women, transgender people, and gender nonconforming people — and that’s a shame. I fully admit that until I actively researched and learned about the history and theology of Asian Americans and AsianRead More →

Activists victims of sexual violence, smear campaigns and threats “Governments must live up to their commitment to ensure that these activists can operate freely and safely” – Kumi Naidoo Governments around the world are failing to protect women human rights defenders from mounting attacks, Amnesty International said today. [29 November]Read More →

Credit: Michael Goerlitz Fighting oppression is more effective through smaller, more individual grassroots movements, activists told Penn students Monday at a Perry World House panel to mark International Women’s Day earlier this month. . Four speakers from around the world discussed their personal experiences in the fight against sexual violenceRead More →

(Beirut) – Saudi authorities have arrested internationally recognized women’s rights activist Samar Badawi and Eastern Province activist Nassima al-Sadah in the past two days, Human Rights Watch said today. . Badawi and al-Sadah are the latest victims of an unprecedented government crackdown on the women’s rights movement that began onRead More →