Gender and Feminisms

“Don’t look up” and the stereotyping of female characters

The film “Don’t Look Up”, which presents a series of criticisms of current American society (which can be extended to capitalist societies in general) unfortunately also brings with it the disqualification of the figure of women, present in all the…

PEC demands actions against online abusers of women scribes

Geneva: Expressing shock over the repeated incident of targeting women, including many Indian scribes in social media, the global media safety and rights body Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) demands proper actions against the individuals behind the ‘Bulli Bai’ online application.…

First hand: Breaking down gender stereotypes to prevent violence against women in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani activist Maryam Majidova fights to improve gender equality in her country and address the daily challenges faced by women and girls. Maryam Majidova is co-founder of the social platform Gender Hub, which brings together advocacy groups, non-profit organisations, feminists…

Muslim women unite to change their situation in India

Discriminated against in society and concerned about discrimination against women in their homes, the two women who co-founded the Muslim Women’s Movement of India (BMMA) set up the organisation to promote Muslim women’s leadership in the country and help them…

Eunice Foote: the science behind climate change has a woman’s name

This is an opinion piece by Ana García Page, PhD candidate in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the German Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, and José Ramón Ares, Professor of Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid.…

Why Xiomara Castro’s Win in Honduras Could Address the Country’s Endemic Corruption and Violence

After more than a decade of violent repression and undemocratic rule that emerged after the 2009 ouster of Manuel Zelaya, a new leader takes the reins of the Central American nation. By Sonali Kolhatkar “I am overwhelmed with joy; I…

November 25: the Silence of Men

On 25 November, the International Day of Nonviolence against Women was commemorated. Progress has been made in making visible femicides and those aggressions of high social connotation, but the violence that women in Chile experience on a daily basis is…

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…

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