Gender and Feminisms

19.04.2021

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

By Sania Farooqui On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year old Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested by the Haryana police for protesting outside a factory. During the lockdown in 2020, Nodeep joined a local… »

13.04.2021

The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

By Philippe Benoit and Jully Meriño As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic… »

12.04.2021

Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People

Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People

Transgender people, like immigrants, voters of color, and those seeking abortions, are the latest scapegoats that the GOP is counting on to fuel bigotry among its base. By Sonali Kolhatkar The GOP’s latest culture war is focused squarely on the nation’s transgender community, specifically transgender youth. It isn’t… »

04.04.2021

Was There Ever a Woman Pope

Was There Ever a Woman Pope

POINT OF VIEW       It Can be Possible. A question related to that is, could a woman successfully disguise herself and live as a man and get away with it? If you read this book, Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross, you will see how it can be… »

29.03.2021

Women who Build the Future: Makoma Lekalakala

Women who Build the Future: Makoma Lekalakala

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Veronica Tarozzi speaks with Makoma Lekalakala, Director of Earthlife Africa, a civil society environmental justice and anti-nuclear organisation. She… »

25.03.2021

Istanbul is not the city anymore to stand for the Istanbul Convention

Istanbul is not the city anymore to stand for the Istanbul Convention

In autumn 2020, we at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom from European sections, approached governments, the Council of Europe and EU parliamentarians, alarmed by the announcement of Poland’s Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Marlena Maląg, to denounce the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and… »

25.03.2021

Women who Build the Future: Alexia Tsouni

Women who Build the Future: Alexia Tsouni

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Marianella Kloka speaks with Alexia Tsouni from Greece. Alexia is an activist in the field of disarmament, feminism and… »

21.03.2021

Samia Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first female President

Samia Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first female President

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On March 19, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan was sworn in as the sixth president of the East African country following the death of President John Magufuli. The swearing-in ceremony took place at State House in Dar es Salaam, with Ms Suluhu making history… »

18.03.2021

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

‘LGBTQ rights have become a litmus test in Palestinian society’

The growing visibility of queer Palestinians poses a challenge to Arab political parties that are exploiting homophobia ahead of the Israeli election, says attorney and activist Fady Khoury. By Edo Konrad The Palestinian LGBTQ community isn’t used to being at the heart of their society’s… »

16.03.2021

UN debates on women’s participation and leadership

UN debates on women’s participation and leadership

The UN debates on the participation of women in public life and in decision-making at different levels in the 65 period of sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to run until March 26th. The importance of creating an environment conducive to their participation and leadership is… »

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