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 →

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 →

KATHMANDU, MARCH 9 Women’s rights activists have stressed the need to decriminalize abortion. Addressing an interaction organized by the Forum for Women, Law and Development for journalists here today, FWLD Executive Director Sabin Shrestha said there was a tendency in the media to portray abortion as a bad thing thatRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

By Maura Ives / For conversation Clement Clarke Moore’s 1823 poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” redefined Christmas in America. As historian Steven Nissenbaum explains in “The Battle for Christmas,” Moore’s secular Saint Nick weakened religious associations for the holiday, turning it into a family celebration that culminatedRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, the nation’s women live in constant fear. Under the Taliban, a group of Afghan women activists seeking equal rights and decision-making positions in government demonstrated in Kabul, reported ANI citing a CNN report. A group called the Women’s Political Participation Network took toRead More →

Kabul: A protest led by women’s rights activists in Kabul turned violent after Taliban forces prevented them from marching towards the presidential palace. According to Tolo News, the Taliban prevented the protests from continuing by spraying tear gas. Women in Kabul are staging protests, demanding their rights and representation inRead More →

Reacting to the collapse of the Afghan government following the Taliban seizure of power and the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as thousands attempt to leave the country, Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said declared: “What we are witnessing in Afghanistan is a tragedy that should have beenRead 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 →

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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 →

In the early 1960s, black women’s civil rights activists from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) swapped their dresses for denim to emulate the sharecroppers they worked with. This, writes scholar Tanisha C. Ford, was originally a “response to the realities of activism” – but denim soon became the uniformRead 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 →

Saudi Arabia will host the Women20 (W20) summit virtually this week. During the event, more than 80 women’s rights experts representing non-profit organizations, private companies and academic institutions will discuss “realizing 21st century opportunities for all”, a slogan that belies the reality of many Saudi women’s rights activists today. TheRead 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 →

GENEVA – Saudi Arabia is using its anti-terrorism laws to silence activists, including women, in violation of international law guaranteeing freedom of expression, United Nations human rights experts said on Monday. The kingdom’s attorney general has started preparing for the trials of the detainees, identified by watchdog groups as women’sRead 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 →