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 →

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 →

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1166/33728 Excerpt from The Socialist newspaper, February 9, 2022 Fight for trans rights, photo Tom Wolf/CC (Click to enlarge) Michael Johnson’s article, “Stonewall attacked by the establishment” (the Socialist, December 15, 2021), refers to “some members of the women’s and labor movement”, he claims, are campaigningRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

If you haven’t already seen Recent column by Cleta Mitchell in the New York Times, it is a must-read. Mitchell, a Washington lawyer who represents conservative causes, joined the women’s movement in the early 1970s. She campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment and, as a lawmaker in Oklahoma, supported abortionRead More →