Gender and Feminisms

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… »

26.11.2020

Women Peacebuilders As a Key Resource in the OSCE Region

Women Peacebuilders  As a Key Resource in the OSCE Region

Mutual learning from ongoing conflicts is a challenge for women to participate equally in conflict resolution and the defense of rights. Women in the region are fully aware of the continuity of “political confrontations”, the latest was experienced between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the non-recognized territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. They see… »

07.11.2020

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

Sit-In Demonstration at Syntagma Square in Support of the Women of Poland

October 31; 12 noon. At Syntagma Square, four girls from Poland who live in Greece, studying or working here for the past few years, invited Athenians (via social media) to participate in a sit-in protest to express their support for the women of Poland who find themselves facing the new… »

29.10.2020

Warsaw: videos and photo reports from the pro-abortion demonstrations

Warsaw: videos and photo reports from the pro-abortion demonstrations

Citizens and organizations continue to protest in Warsaw over the decision by the Polish Constitutional Court to revoke access to abortion. Photos and videos from… »

29.10.2020

Bangladesh: Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women

Bangladesh: Pivotal Moment to Stop Violence Against Women

Enforce Policies, Provide Services, End Barriers and Corruption in Justice System Women and girls in Bangladesh are facing increased domestic violence during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting long-term systemic barriers to legal recourse, protection, and social services, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This crisis… »

21.10.2020

A Story of Empowerment, Growth and Hope

A Story of Empowerment, Growth and Hope

This story could be a classic example of entrepreneurship, one that we see all the time on TV screens, especially in bank advertisements that offer easy credit, but it is much more than that: it contains empowerment, training and, above all, hope. The central character of this story is the… »

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