Gender and Feminisms

06.04.2020

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

By Shawn Sebastian Only the Kerala government announced temporary housing and food facilities for transgenders in the state so far. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spelt trouble for the transgender community in India. With little savings and social security benefits, many have… »

02.04.2020

Belarusian women turn to self-defence in battle against domestic violence

Belarusian women turn to self-defence in battle against domestic violence

Written by Hanna Liubakova Wen-Do, the women’s self-defence technique, has a growing following in Minsk On an early Saturday morning some 15 women gather in one of the ubiquitous, grey, three-story buildings in the outskirts of Minsk, capital of Belarus. There are coffee and snacks… »

13.03.2020

Too Few Women in Power 25 Years After Beijing Declaration

Too Few Women in Power 25 Years After Beijing Declaration

By UN Women Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a dragging pace, with three-quarters of parliamentary seats still held by men, according to new data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU‑UN Women map of Women in Politics. The data’s publication coincides with the 25-year… »

10.03.2020

Santiago wakes up with traffic cuts and protests

Santiago wakes up with traffic cuts and protests

Amid the call for a general feminist strike on Monday, Santiago woke up with traffic cuts and barricades in some important roads. Dozens of members of the Ukamau community organization staged demonstrations at Santiago’s main street Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins Avenue, in the Estacion Central commune, where the traffic was… »

08.03.2020

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

“There has been no time in the history of this country when women, especially Black women, have had the reproductive freedom and justice that they deserve. In my administration, that will finally change.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams While campaigning in the Midwest on Saturday ahead of a… »

08.03.2020

This is not just a gender gap: It’s a power gap

This is not just a gender gap: It’s a power gap

By Naba Kishor Pujari 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out a clear path on how to achieve gender equality, the world has witnessed remarkable progress. However, the Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action points out that violence… »

06.03.2020

Catholic women mobilise for International Women’s Day: “The equality of every human being is a basic lesson of Christianity”

Catholic women mobilise for International Women’s Day: “The equality of every human being is a basic lesson of Christianity”

By: Mada Jurado | NOVENA This International Women’s Day, thousands of Catholic women across the world are taking action, united in their common struggle for equality in their Church that has mostly been left unheard and unrecognised by Catholic hierarchy. But this week, the scales will tip to their… »

06.03.2020

Understanding Presence: International Women’s Day 2020 – #EachforEqual

Understanding Presence: International Women’s Day 2020 – #EachforEqual

By j.jill The March fifth NY Times article captions, Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000 (G.Wezerek, K.Ghodsee) and thoughts turn to a number of issues, one being the equation by which we value contributions to the quality of our lives. It seems that the multiple zeros, many which attach… »

06.03.2020

Montreal women of diverse origins (WDO) are rising for justice and fighting in solidarity to end violence against women

Montreal women of diverse origins (WDO) are rising for justice and fighting in solidarity to end violence against women

Women of Diverse Origins (WDO), a multi-generational collective has organized the International Women’s Day (IWD) demonstration since 2002 in Montreal, centering the marginalized, calls you to take to the streets of Tiohtià ke (Montreal) in this significant moment in history. This year Women of Diverse Origins (WDO) want to emphasize… »

06.03.2020

Many Milestones but Painfully Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality

Many Milestones but Painfully Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality

By Farhana Haque Rahman* ROME, Mar 5 2020 (IPS) – The narrative surrounding women’s rights in 2020 carries much hope and possibility. A new decade is ushering in important anniversaries and milestones: 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action, 110 years since the birth of International Women’s Day and the… »

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