Women’s Rights

An ancient battlefield

“The woman’s problem has always been a man’s problem” Simone de Beauvoir. In recent days, three decisions of the US Supreme Court have outlined the path of a radical step backward in terms of rights, but also the confirmation of…

UN denounces escalating restrictions on women in Afghanistan by Taliban regime

The Taliban have decreed the compulsory wearing of the burqa in public places for all women and girls in Afghanistan and that all women working with the administration who do not wear the garment will be dismissed. This is in…

United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really

The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan’s physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds. By Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad On October 11,…

What International Women’s Day looked like around the world in 2021

Written by : Melissa Vida, Belen Febres-Cordero, Juliana Harsianti, Carlos E. Flores, Romina Navarro, Ardita Osmani, Andrea Mendez, Samea Shanori, Dahlia Kholaif, Sevgi Yagmur Bulut, Luis Carlos Diaz, Anette Eklund, Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman, Elisa Marvena, Janine Mendes-Franco International Women’s Day…

Why Transforming Our Food Systems Is a Feminist Issue

By Jemimah Njuki In countries where women are most marginalized, discriminated under the law and where gendered norms prevent women from owning property and resources, people are also the hungriest. This is because gender equality and food systems are intertwined.…

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

Income Opportunities for Women By Ramesh Jaura Togo in West Africa is the venue of a milestone project between Soka Gakkai, a global community-based Buddhist organization and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The two have signed a memorandum to…

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s organising in Kyrgyzstan serves as an example of the inseparable linkages between gender, environmental and economic justice. The sheer scale of the challenges faced by our planet is difficult to comprehend, but there is now at least recognition of…

Many Milestones but Painfully Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality

By Farhana Haque Rahman* ROME, Mar 5 2020 (IPS) – The narrative surrounding women’s rights in 2020 carries much hope and possibility. A new decade is ushering in important anniversaries and milestones: 25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action, 110…

Convention on Women and Labour: Unseen Work, Unheard Stories

Bengaluru Senior Economist Jaya Mehta, Ex-Minister Motamma, well-known singer M.D.Pallavi and Navajeevana Mahila Sangha, senior member Mokshamma inaugurated the Convention on “Women and Labour – Unseen Work, Unheard Stories” with a plant watering ceremony. The Convention was organized by Gram Seva…

The performance is only the beginning: ‘a rapist in your way’

“A rapist in your way” has taken to the streets of the world. It has created a space to call out gender based violence, and, in the midst of the National Strike in Colombia, it has served to unite previously…

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