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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,… »

27.09.2020

Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest

Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest

Police in Belarus have rounded up dozens of women at a protest against embattled President Alexander Lukashenko. The authoritarian leader riled his opponents further this week by holding a secret swearing-in ceremony. Hundreds of women joined a protest in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Saturday to renew calls for President… »

18.09.2020

Iran’s #MeToo Movement Challenges Patriarchy and Western Stereotypes

Iran’s #MeToo Movement Challenges Patriarchy and Western Stereotypes

Viewpoint by Sara Tafakori* t has been called an Iranian #MeToo movement, and it is. Thousands of women in Iran – and some men – are going online to speak about the sexual assault and harassment they experienced. What is crucially important, at what promises to be a historic turning… »

17.09.2020

Iran’s secular shift: new survey reveals huge changes in religious beliefs

Iran’s secular shift: new survey reveals huge changes in religious beliefs

Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution was a defining event that changed how we think about the relationship between religion and modernity. Ayatollah Khomeini’s mass mobilisation of Islam showed that modernisation by no means implies a linear process of religious decline. Reliable large-scale data on Iranians’ post-revolutionary religious beliefs, however, has always… »

13.09.2020

XR keeps MPs abreast of climate threats

XR keeps MPs abreast of climate threats

At least 13 topless women attached themselves to the outside of the Palace of Westminster with bike locks around their necks on Thursday. Police arrested a group of semi-naked protesters who chained themselves to railings surrounding Parliament in a bid to expose what they called the “bare truth” about the… »

08.09.2020

Why should Universal Basic Income be regarded as a human right?

Why should Universal Basic Income be regarded as a human right?

Because it would provide something vital: the people’s survival.  And, it would have huge physical and psychological effects, individually as well as collectively. This extract is from the first part of the author’s contribution to the virtual event called “Universal and Unconditional Basic Income, an unresolved right”, organized by the… »

06.09.2020

Netizens across former Yugoslavia celebrate 75 years of women’s suffrage

Netizens across former Yugoslavia celebrate 75 years of women’s suffrage

On this day in 1945 women in our country earned the right to vote for the first time. Regarding that issue, as usual, various “anticommunists” crawled from under their rocks, with the thesis that this was not so important because that year a one-party system was created which didn’t allow… »

06.09.2020

Universal basic income: how it would change the world

Universal basic income: how it would change the world

(Picture from Public Domain Pictures on Pixabay- michelangelo) This article is the second part of the author’s intervention during the virtual event organized by the Center of Humanist Studies “New Civilization” on July 23, entitled ‘Universal and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI), a suspended right‘. This is the continuation of the article published on… »

14.08.2020

Egypt: Survivors of sexual violence and online abuse among prosecuted women TikTok influencers

Egypt: Survivors of sexual violence and online abuse among prosecuted women TikTok influencers

The Egyptian authorities must immediately put an end to their crackdown on women TikTok influencers prosecuted on absurd charges of “indecency” and “violating family principles and values”, Amnesty International said today. Women who reported sexual assault, violations of their right to privacy and online abuse are among social media influencers… »

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