Images of women and the brutal violence against them, whether committed by
the Army, Police, Muslim Brotherhood or thugs, are commodities that sell a certain shade
of patriarchy to the people, says Zainab Magdy.
The introduction of the Destitution
Domestic Violence concession in 2012 giving some migrant victims access to public
funds was widely welcomed. However, while many have long waits for benefits,
others still do not have a safety net to escape violence.
Sexual bullying in the classroom rarely makes the headlines. But one in three 16-18 year old girls in the UK have experienced unwanted sexual touching at school. What does this tacit acceptance of harassment teach our children?
In the world of HIV, the allure of the bio-medical
techno-fix still attracts many policy makers. Meanwhile a parallel world of
care, support, community spirit and women’s resilience still beats quietly. On World AIDS Day Alice Welbourn considers the future of the AIDS pandemic
we live violence every day, how can we work for the development of our country
so that we can benefit from human rights like other countries and like other
women?" - Julienne Lusenge speaking about her work as a women's human
rights defender in the DRC
The old myths around rape persist. Many people still believe that 'serious' rape must be a violent attack. Now new voices are
entering the debate. They claim that legal and academic 'experts' are using rape myths to shut down discussion and subvert the law.
The Activist Mothers of Xalapa have united their individual power
as mothers to create a collective political motherhood that has resisted many
patriarchal institutions in the past, and could well be the driving force of a
new society based on nurturing life instead of selling it, says Alda Facio.
five years after Gita Sen and Caren Grown made an appeal for development
practitioners to use the diversity of feminisms as a starting point to work
towards achieving more just societies, Anastasia Chung asks why this appeal is
overlooked in gender and development paradigms today
Meet Catherine Bennett: an alternative, positive role model for girls. Created as an antidote to the flood of sexual and misogynistic representations of women that surround girls today, Bennett is a testament to the emancipating power of digital performance.
only frightening to those who gain the most from oppression, to those who would
stifle the human spirit and hold the world in stasis. The rest of us really do
have nothing to lose and everything to gain". Finn Mackay speaking at the FiL Conference
Aşağıdaki metin, Londra
Feminist Ağ’ın kurucusu olan ve Londra Feminist Gece Yürüyüşünü yeniden
başlatan Finn Mackay’ın “Feminism in London 2013” konferansında 26Ekim
Cumartesi günü yaptığı kapanış konuşmasıdır.
and girls are in the public eye, recognized as key agents in development as
never before. So why doesn't the funding for women's right's organisations
reflect this? A new report from AWID provides critical
analysis of the funding landscape
Cynthia Cockburn reports on a lively day of
discussion at the British Library at which women of the 1970s Second Wave Feminism
encountered a young generation of feminist historians. Debating racism,
reproductive rights, sexualities and much besides, the aim was to imagine: 'What
now for the women's movement?'
While the prosecution of Pussy
Riot and recent laws censoring discussion of homosexuality have received media
attention and popular condemnation, the assault on reproductive rights being
led by the Russian Orthodox Church is taking place under the radar
It has been 9 months since the iconic Delhi gang rape.
Even as women’s groups struggle to retain the focus on violence against women,
we must extend this focus to all women - especially women marginalised on the
basis of their sexuality, say Geetanjali Misra and Vrinda Marwah
What are the lasting sources of discontent
that are driving an increase in protest? What tactics are Chinese activists
employing and how have nonviolent actors adapted in the face of severe
‘How can we get peace and democracy when we still have domestic wars and when
everyday people are dying?’ Jessica Nhkum spoke to Jennifer Allsopp at the Nobel
Women's Initiative conference in Belfast about the importance of
documenting human rights violations, injustices and inequality on the ground in
way in which gender figures in the picture of anti-immigrant sentiment is
rarely discussed, yet anti-immigrant sentiment, wherever it is found,
represents a rejection of ‘feminized’ populations and a concern with a national
illusion that is distinctly masculine, says Nikandre Kopcke.