Gender and Feminisms

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… »

18.10.2020

“No #MeToo for Women Like Us”

“No #MeToo for Women Like Us”

Poor Enforcement of India’s Sexual Harassment Law For women like me, what is #MeToo? Poverty and stigma mean we can never speak out. There is no place safe for women like us. Not our workplaces, nor our homes, and not the road we take. –Shalini (name changed), a domestic worker,… »

15.10.2020

Cracking down on gender violence, Cuba’s top-priority

Cracking down on gender violence, Cuba’s top-priority

The crackdown on gender violence is nowadays top-priority in Cuba, local authorities ratified in a meeting called by the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP). The meeting was organized by the Commission for Attention to Children, Youth and Equal Rights of Women of the Parliament, and was attended by representatives… »

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