Gender and Feminisms

Ode to women on the days against gender violence

Rocío Escobar (Image by Rocío Escobar) Coinciding with the International Day against Violence against Women (25 November), which also marks the beginning of the 16 days of activism against gender violence promoted by the IANSA Network (International Action Network against…

NYC: Trans Activist Secures Groundbreaking Reforms to Homeless Shelter System

A trans woman’s legal battle against the New York City Department of Homeless Services has ended with major reforms to how transgender people experiencing homelessness will be treated when they seek shelter. Under the terms of a groundbreaking settlement made…

Photos from Athens: Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Organizations and collectives gathered and marched this afternoon in the center of Athens on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, that is commemorated annually on 25th of November. So far this year, 13…

Madeleine John: “Reconciliation is a choice”.

Madeleine John, Peruvian, has been a member of the Humanist Movement since she was very young. Today, from Silo’s Message, she summarises her activism by saying: “The guiding thread of my life has been to try to contribute to a…

Three campaigns against gender-based violence produced in Argentina go viral, reaching several continents

“Amigo se cuenta”, “Yo me ocupo” and “Sin mochilas” are three campaigns strategically designed by Spotlight, a joint initiative of the European Union, to build societies that respect and empower women, taking into account the different aspects that converge in…

“Sindyanna of Galilee”: Extending the olive branch between Arabs and Israelis

Sales of award-winning olive oil worldwide helped empower 300 Arab women By Coco Cresswell In 1996 Hadas Lahav, a Jewish Israeli social activist, had a vision: a future of Arab-Israeli coexistence. That same year, through co-founding Sindyanna of Galilee, a female-led social…

Women’s equality has lost almost four decades

The global march towards full equality of women with men, already facing a 99-year wait, may now take 136 years in the wake of covid-19, a forum preceding the opening of the UNCTAD conference in this Barbadian capital noted. “When…

Cuban women’s history finds place in US publishing house

The US imprint The New Press today added the book In Search of a Space: A History of Women in Cuba, by Cuban writer Julio César González-Pagés, to its extensive catalogue. Recognised among the 20 most prestigious publishers in the…

Eurasian Women’s Forum Seeks Answers to Significant Questions in Women’s World

On October 13-15, Saint Petersburg will host the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum primarily to review how women have performed in men’s dominated world, identify challenges and roadblocks on their way to gender equality and fight for higher social status and,…

Rally Against Human Rights Abuse in Poland

As President Andrzej Duda addressed the 76th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, activists rallied outside in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza for human rights in Poland. The activist coalition held Pride flags and stark images of the victims…

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