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 →

The law school’s oldest student clinic marks three decades of important work: representing people in crisis, advocating for effective public policy, and working to prevent domestic violence in Western New York and beyond . It was in 1992 that a domestic violence clinic was established at the law school byRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Bogotá – Colombia – “Ye es ley.” Now it’s the law. It was the chant that echoed outside Colombia’s Constitutional Court building on Monday in a sea of ​​green handkerchiefs. In a landmark decision, the court decriminalized abortion procedures up to 24 weeks gestation, paving the way for greater accessRead 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 →

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 →

As India’s liberals and secularists openly support Islamists in Karnataka’s ongoing hijab dispute, a documentary covering the aftermath of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan by Vice News has been released in which a Taliban judge says women cannot become judge under Taliban rule because they have less intelligence and areRead More →

The detention and sentencing of Khitam Saafin has been described as “an attempt to intimidate us and silence the voices defending human rights in Palestine”. Activists described Saafin’s detention as part of a sustained campaign of Israeli harassment [Getty] An Israeli military court on Sunday sentenced a prominent Palestinian women’sRead More →

The former head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, met with women activists in Kabul on Wednesday and discussed their demands for political and social rights. Former HCNR President Abdullah Abdullah met with women activists in Kabul today and discussed their demands for political and socialRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 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 →

On January 24, a judicial committee nominated 55-year-old Ayesha Malik to Pakistan’s Supreme Court by a narrow majority. National and international activists celebrated Malik’s appointment to Pakistan’s Supreme Court as a milestone towards women’s rights in the country. Women judges make up only 4% of Pakistan’s high courts, BBC reporting.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 →

MPs enjoyed £160,000 five-star trip to Qatar as women’s rights campaigner goes missing MPs on five-star trip to Qatar in same week as Noof al-Maadeed disappeared Twenty-one members of the British-Qatari parliamentary group were present The junket, worth almost £160,000, took place from October 7-17 last year Ms al-Maadeed, whoRead More →

A number of organizations working in the field of human and women’s rights gathered outside the police headquarters to express their anger and frustration at the way the latest femicide was declared “unrelated with the genre,” claiming they were “sick and tired” with what’s going on. The organizations staged theRead 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 →

Women demonstrating in Kabul, the Afghan capital, to demand the right to work and education were sprayed on Sunday by Taliban forces. The women gathered outside Kabul University, chanting “equality and justice” and carrying banners reading “women’s rights, human rights”. The demonstrations also demanded the release of Alia Azizi, anRead More →

Amal Fathy is one of the most prominent defenders of women’s rights in Egypt © Private Prominent activist sentenced to one year in prison for Facebook video criticizing authorities’ failure to protect women from sexual harassment “It is not a crime to criticize the government’s failure to tackle sexual harassment”Read More →

JIH Women’s Wing held an online protest on the issue of the ongoing Bulli Bai App case. Help India! Several speakers at an online protest organized by the Women’s Department of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) stressed the need for people from all communities and regions to speak out against the prevailingRead More →

Governance Innovation Labs, a pioneer in ensuring good governance through civic engagement, recently announced its “Art for Democracy” scholarship for emerging and early career artists. The first project in the “RESIST” series is an artistic interpretation of five recent movements led by women in Kerala and is visualized by theirRead 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 →

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 →

China plans to strengthen its women’s rights laws to provide stronger protection against gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. The proposed settlement comes amid the rise of a nascent #MeToo movement in China, which activists say has been hampered by the country’s strict regime of censorship and oppressionRead 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 →