Women’s Rights

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… »

05.07.2017

Observations in Iran

Observations in Iran

By Robert Fantina Iran is not a typical tourist destination for most North Americans. It is a mainly Muslim country, and to hear United States President Donald Trump and the various talking heads surrounding him describe Islam, all Muslims are terrorists. This writer is not much influenced by the rantings… »

05.04.2017

Trump Revoked Equal Pay Law, Only Days Before Equal Pay Day

Trump Revoked Equal Pay Law, Only Days Before Equal Pay Day

President Trump is facing criticism for signing an executive order revoking 2014 rules aimed at protecting equal pay for women—only days before Equal Pay Day, which was Tuesday. According to 2016 data from the Pew Research Center, for every dollar a white man in the U.S. earns, white women earn… »

26.03.2017

‘If We are Serious About Peace and Development, We Must Take Women Seriously’

‘If We are Serious About Peace and Development, We Must Take Women Seriously’

By Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury Without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is possible, writes Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations. He is an internationally recognized initiator of the UNSCR 1325… »

09.03.2017

Women’s progress uneven, facing backlash – UN Rights Chief

Women’s progress uneven, facing backlash – UN Rights Chief

“The women’s movement has brought about tremendous change but we must also recognise that progress has been slow and extremely uneven and that it also brought its own challenges,” warned the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. Marking International Women’s Day… »

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