Women’s Rights

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… »

08.03.2017

Let Women Speak and Give Them a Hearing

Human Wrongs Watch By Farhana Haque Rahman, Director General, Inter Press Service ROME, Mar 7 2017 (IPS) – Basic rights always need champions, and that’s truer today than it… »

20.10.2016

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

“We’re calling it Black Wednesday because we’re in mourning for all of the dead women, all of the women killed simply for being women” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of Argentinian women were expected to take part in a national work stoppage… »

09.09.2016

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

Girl Rising: breaking cycles of poverty by empowering girls

by Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following interview with Girl Rising, a campaign to empower girls and to fight poverty through education. Female empowerment has to start from childhood. Strong girls make the whole society strong. (All Photos Courtesy of Girl Rising) MR: What are the objectives of… »

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