Women’s Rights

10.05.2015

Echoes of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation at home and abroad

Echoes of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation at home and abroad

By Frida Berrigan, May 8, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence “From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says ‘Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.’” Julia Ward Howe wrote… »

09.05.2015

Latin America’s Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost

Latin America’s Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost

By Fabiana Frayssinet. BUENOS AIRES, May 8 2015 (IPS) – Although they do not specifically target women, social policies like family allowances and pensions have improved the lives of women in Latin America, the region that has made the biggest strides… »

21.04.2014

India’s Women Lose the Election

India’s Women Lose the Election

By Manipadma Jena for IPS NEW DELHI, Apr 21 2014 (IPS) – “Men just do not want to give up their seats, it’s as simple as that,” says 67-year-old candidate in the Indian election Subhhasini Ali, voicing a gloomy view across women’s groups in… »

03.01.2014

First female lawyer’s office opens in Saudi Arabia

First female lawyer’s office opens in Saudi Arabia

Bayan Alzahran has opened the first female lawyer’s office in Saudi Arabia, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Thursday, two months after she and three other women were granted licenses to practice the profession in the kingdom. “Our activity is not restricted to cases involving only women. Saudi Arabia’s lawyer… »

25.12.2013

Towards a Change of Culture Leading to a Gender-Balanced Approach

Towards a Change of Culture Leading to a Gender-Balanced Approach

By Emma Bonino for IPS In this column, Emma Bonino, the Italian… »

27.11.2013

International Day(s) for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Orange the World!)

International Day(s) for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Orange the World!)

“I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime. I applaud leaders who are helping to enact and enforce laws and change mindsets. And I pay tribute to all those heroes around the world who… »

27.11.2013

Ibero-American Female Judges Meet in Bolivia

Ibero-American Female Judges Meet in Bolivia

La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) More than a hundred delegates from 11 countries will participate in the XIV Ibero-American Meeting of Female Judges, which will be inaugurated today in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba. The objective of the meeting, scheduled until Saturday, is to identify strategies to ensure women… »

20.06.2013

Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights

Afghanistan: Talks with the Taliban must focus on justice and human rights

Human rights, including women’s rights, must be integral to any peace deal with the Taliban said Amnesty International today as the USA announced that it was to start direct peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban armed group. The call comes as Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai announced that his country would boycott… »

12.02.2013

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

Change of Pope must bring change of policies

Opportunity to reform Catholic doctrine on human rights issues By Peter Tatchell, Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation Pope Benedict XVI was notorious for his opposition to equality, especially for women and LGBT people. Will his successor be more sympathetic to gender and sexual orientation human rights?… »

11.02.2013

Arab women’s virtual uprising goes physical

Arab women’s virtual uprising goes physical

By India Stoughton In late 2011 four Arab women, inspired by the success of the Arab Spring demonstrations but horrified by the backlash against the women who had protested side-by-side with men in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Syria, decided to start their own Facebook group. They called it “… »

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