Gender violence

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…

Iran’s Vice President Ansieh Khazali supports child marriage

by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury While Taliban jihadists have vandalized the Norwegian embassy in Kabul and set children’s books on fire, the Iranian regime has got Ansieh Khazali as the Vice President who advocates the marriage of children in defiance…

Venezuela strengthens gender violence law

Venezuela is presently making progress to strengthen current legislation to guarantee a society free of gender violence, parliamentary and government spokespersons Venezuela´s National Assembly (Parliament) passed on Tuesday the reform of the Organic Law on the Right of Women to…

Stand up against gender-based violence with The 77 Percent

“Choose what is right” and join Namibian musician EES and DW’s The 77 Percent in calling for an end to gender-based violence! Send us your dance videos to make your statement and win a prize for your participation. DW, Germany’s international…

In Trinidad & Tobago, where women are under siege, sometimes even words feel futile

‘I want to tell you I have answers, but I don’t’ Editor’s note: Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing an upsurge in femicides and gender-based violence for several years, some of which appears to be linked to an increase in…

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…

2020: The year of feminist struggles and political resistance in Latin America

Activism did not disappear during quarantine In Latin America and the Caribbean, the year 2020 was marked by the role of feminist and social movements that helped bring about immense political change despite the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which…

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…

South Africa after Mandela: between Covid-19 and inequality

Under lockdown, electricity rationing, a curfew from 9 pm to 4 am and a ban on alcohol sales: this is how South Africa celebrated Mandela Day 2020 (18th July), the day that marks the birth of the man who freed…

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

With a wave of femicides that has been hitting this country for many years, among other cases, the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Friday announced a domestic plan of action against gender violence until 2022. ‘We do not want to…

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