NEWS | CHARACTERISTICS | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 03/11/2022 (LOS ANGELES, CA) — WACO Theater Center, Newark Symphony Hall and Yendor Theater Company will host Revolutionary Black Womena virtual fair centered on the role black women play in movements for social change, on March 15. Moderated by WACO TheaterRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The UCI, Cal State Long Beach, and Northridge collaborated on an event on feminism, women’s rights, and Afghanistan titled “Islamization, Women’s Rights, and Feminist Engagement: A Conversation on Confirming the ‘Afghanistan’ on Thursday 7 October. The event was organized by Southern California professor-activists Catherine Sameh, Azza Basarudin and Khanum Shaikh,Read More →

In March 1886, 28-year-old Pandita Ramabai traveled from England to Philadelphia at the invitation of Rachel Bodley, dean of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. It was an exceptional occasion. A new class had graduated from the historic institution and one of India’s first female medical students, Anandibai Joshi. AddingRead More →

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – On Saturday, a plethora of people gathered with strong messages and signs, marching from Charleston City Hall to U.S. Customs, sending a clear message to lawmakers to support and defend the rights reproductive systems of women. Activists in Charleston have joined the national call to actionRead More →

Protesters are expected to flood the streets of Southern California this weekend, joining activists across the country for the fifth annual Women’s March, which will take place in the wake of a restrictive abortion law in Texas and before a U.S. Supreme Court case over Mississippi abortion laws — aRead 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 →

Marcia Freedman, an Israeli lawmaker who pioneered LGBTQ and women’s rights in the 1970s and started the country’s first women’s shelter, died Tuesday at the age of 83. The US-born left-winger was also an early advocate of the two-state solution, advocating for recognition of an independent Palestinian state. She divorcedRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

(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 →