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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →