Gender and Feminisms

23.01.2021

URBANA: The Public Spaces of Athens from a Gender Perspective

URBANA: The Public Spaces of Athens from a Gender Perspective

     “Together, although far apart, we decided to analyze the neighbourhoods we found ourselves in during the new quarantine from the perspective of gender and inclusion, using the tools and  methods of feminist urban planning we became familiar with during the workshops.” The programme, “The Public Spaces of Athens… »

19.01.2021

The changes in us, we the women

The changes in us, we the women

Everything changes very quickly and continues to accelerate. It is not just about the external events that have been precipitated or the undoubted technological acceleration. Also, our beliefs are modified by the rule of circumstances and new understandings emerge, in such a way that what we affirmed until very recently,… »

18.01.2021

Why Transforming Our Food Systems Is a Feminist Issue

Why Transforming Our Food Systems Is a Feminist Issue

By Jemimah Njuki In countries where women are most marginalized, discriminated under the law and where gendered norms prevent women from owning property and resources, people are also the hungriest. This is because gender equality and food systems are intertwined. However,… »

03.01.2021

World: Positive news in the difficult year of the pandemic

World: Positive news in the difficult year of the pandemic

Is there any positive news in this era that was accompanied by the outbreak of a pandemic? Here are some news and texts that, as human beings, fill us with pride. Because, they allow us to move forward, breaking down the walls… »

22.12.2020

Empowering Women through Wisdom

Empowering Women through Wisdom

By Caryll Tozer and Soraya M. Deen Caryll Tozer* is engaged in social upliftment of women headed-households, and advocates conservation and women and child rights. She is a co-founder of Women In Need crisis center providing refuge for… »

18.12.2020

Romanian Court Slams Law Banning Discussion of Gender in Education

Romanian Court Slams Law Banning Discussion of Gender in Education

Cristian González Cabrera / Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program Law Curtailed Rights to Freedom of Expression, Health, Non-discrimination Romania’s Constitutional Court this week struck down a law parliament adopted in June 2020 that would have, among other things, banned… »

16.12.2020

African Women Stress the Need for a Horn of Africa Peace Initiative

African Women Stress the Need for a Horn of Africa Peace Initiative

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.” The prize was also meant to recognise all the… »

15.12.2020

Around the World in 8 minutes: Argentina’s Moment of Reckoning

Around the World in 8 minutes: Argentina’s Moment of Reckoning

In this episode, we first go to Argentina where after decades of struggle, feminists have achieved a historic victory. The lower house of Argentine parliament has passed a bill decriminalizing abortion. Next, we take a look at the various demonstrations that took place across the world on International Human Rights… »

08.12.2020

“Palestinian women need to be heard”

“Palestinian women need to be heard”

How does the corona crisis exacerbate the already difficult situation for Palestinians? To find out, PAX’s general director Anna Timmerman talked with Lucy Nusseibeh, the founder and chairperson of Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND), one of PAX’s partner organizations in Palestine. They spoke about strengthening the voice of… »

05.12.2020

Lost in Translation? Understanding Relevance of Women, Peace & Security in Arms Control & Disarmament

Lost in Translation? Understanding Relevance of Women, Peace & Security in Arms Control & Disarmament

“What does the Women, Peace and Security Agenda have to do with arms control and disarmament?”. Under varying formulations, this question keeps coming up whenever someone refers to the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda as a basis for ensuring that women’s voices and their specific security needs were taken… »

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