Women’s Rights

07.07.2020

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

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 launch a reforestation project offering income opportunities… »

22.03.2020

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

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 the fact that ecological and social crises must be tackled… »

06.03.2020

Many Milestones but Painfully Slow Progress Towards Gender Equality

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 years since the birth of International Women’s Day and the… »

04.03.2020

Convention on Women and Labour: Unseen Work, Unheard Stories

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 Sangh and CBPS (Centre for Budget and Policy Studies) and… »

27.12.2019

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

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 fragmented feminist movements. Tania Tapia Jáuregui for openDemocracy… »

06.12.2019

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

#lastesissenior [Chile: a rapist in your path]

This hashtag was broadcast on Twitter today. It had not been communicated before by social networks. It quickly became a trending topic in Chile. And they surprised, despite having organized everything with a lot of discretion. This afternoon, women over 40 years of age massively attended the performance “A rapist… »

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

08.03.2018

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

Nilufar Ahmed, Swansea University for The Conversation International Women’s Day 2018 has the theme “press for progress”. It is a “strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive”. In the last few months alone, the world has… »

06.01.2018

Why it’s so important that Hollywood’s powerful women are standing up for all female workers

Why it’s so important that Hollywood’s powerful women are standing up for all female workers

Published by The Conversation  It appears that 2018 is already shaping up to be the year of women working together across race and class divides to fight back against sexism and sexual harassment. On the very first day of January, new movement Time’s Up was announced via an open… »

28.07.2017

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Tunisia: Women celebrate their rights

Decades of protest have paid off: Tunisia’s parliament has passed a historic law on violence against women. It punishes all forms of violence and sets the country up for a potential cultural revolution. Tunisia’s parliament approved legislation on Wednesday that protects women from all forms of violence. The country’s Family… »

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