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03.05.2021

In the name of the mother: the fight over naming politics in Central Asia

In the name of the mother: the fight over naming politics in Central Asia

Giving a mother’s or a father’s name to children at birth has become a battleground for activists in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Uprooting naming conventions is no easy task, but activists in Central Asia, especially women and LGBTQI+ people, are defying the traditions that encircle identity. One of these traditions is… »

05.03.2021

Women’s day: equality starts at the school desk

Women’s day: equality starts at the school desk

Worldwide, only 27% of refugee girls receive secondary education, but it is through the education of women that all of society can improve. Learn about Still I Rise’s strategy for women’s inclusion and empowerment. Every 8th of March we talk about women’s rights, yet in 2021 education is still a… »

25.02.2021

Black History – My Present – Our Future

Black History – My Present – Our Future

Prologue.   Just like you, I had to  fight my way through millions of other sperm cells. »

08.05.2020

Coronavirus and the Universal Basic Income

Coronavirus and the Universal Basic Income

Molly Scott Cato Capitalism isn’t working. We need a Universal Basic Income as we come out of the coronavirus lockdown into the economic – and the climate – crisis. The furlough scheme was an extraordinary move from a Conservative government and an essential underpinning for the incomes of millions… »

10.03.2020

Santiago wakes up with traffic cuts and protests

Santiago wakes up with traffic cuts and protests

Amid the call for a general feminist strike on Monday, Santiago woke up with traffic cuts and barricades in some important roads. Dozens of members of the Ukamau community organization staged demonstrations at Santiago’s main street Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins Avenue, in the Estacion Central commune, where the traffic was… »

03.01.2019

620 km long Women’s Wall of Kerala challenges Brahmanical patriarchy

620 km long Women’s Wall of Kerala challenges Brahmanical patriarchy

Estimates indicate that between three and 5 million women formed a wall across Kerala to protect Kerala’s renaissance values and for women’s empowerment.  The women stood shoulder to shoulder across Kerala and formed a 620 km “wall” from Thiruvananthapuram to the northern district of Kasaragod which was organised against the… »

06.12.2018

ICC Leaders Join in Global Initiative to Break Down Gender Barriers

ICC Leaders Join in Global Initiative to Break Down Gender Barriers

By Robert Johnson THE HAGUE (IDN) – Top officials of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”) – President Chile Eboe-Osuji, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Registrar Peter Lewis – have joined  the International Gender Champions network, an important initiative to break down gender barriers at all levels. This global leadership… »

27.09.2018

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

By Riccardo Petrella* The first vast work of “worldwide” occupation and predation of the Earth and its inhabitants was that begun in the sixteenth century by a number of European states (Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, England and France). After the First World War, new actors – no less conquerors and… »

18.08.2016

Time for a Woman to Lead the UN

Time for a Woman to Lead the UN

Human Wrongs Watch By Lyndal Rowlands* UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 2016 (IPS) – Judging by the latest polls it now seems more likely that the United States will have a female President in 2016, than the United Nations will have… »

26.05.2015

Truly a nation of equals

Truly a nation of equals

We publish here in full the final press statement of the Yes Campaign in the Irish referendum for same-sex marriage. Today, we are more truly a nation of equals. The people of Ireland have exercised their Constitutional right and by direct vote they have said an emphatic ‘Yes’ to Equality. »

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