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Christian right and some UK feminists ‘unlikely allies’ against trans rights

CLAIRE PROVOST and NANDINI ARCHER

New analysis shows that groups that traditionally disagree are now on the same side – against reforming the Gender Recognition Act.

Why UK trans rights debates are so frustrating, but I won’t give up hope

OWL FISHER

Proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act have led to a vile backlash in the media. But we all deserve freedom.

‘Gay cake’ cases show strength of Christian right legal armies on both sides of the Atlantic

NANDINI ARCHER and CLAIRE PROVOST

In UK and US supreme courts, freedom of speech has been the defence of bakers who oppose same-sex marriage. It’s no coincidence.

Christian right and some UK feminists ‘unlikely allies’ against trans rights

CLAIRE PROVOST and NANDINI ARCHER

New analysis shows that groups that traditionally disagree are now on the same side – against reforming the Gender Recognition Act.

Why UK trans rights debates are so frustrating, but I won’t give up hope

OWL FISHER

Proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act have led to a vile backlash in the media. But we all deserve freedom.

‘Gay cake’ cases show strength of Christian right legal armies on both sides of the Atlantic

NANDINI ARCHER and CLAIRE PROVOST

In UK and US supreme courts, freedom of speech has been the defence of bakers who oppose same-sex marriage. It’s no coincidence.

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Why the United Nations security council must let women speak freely

Women’s civil society advocates were long excluded from the security council. This is changing, but they must be allowed to speak freely.

Why UK trans rights debates are so frustrating, but I won’t give up hope

Proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act have led to a vile backlash in the media. But we all deserve freedom.

Christian right and some UK feminists ‘unlikely allies’ against trans rights

New analysis shows that groups that traditionally disagree are now on the same side – against reforming the Gender Recognition Act.

‘Gay cake’ cases show strength of Christian right legal armies on both sides of the Atlantic

In UK and US supreme courts, freedom of speech has been the defence of bakers who oppose same-sex marriage. It’s no coincidence.

Nadia Murad may have won the Nobel peace prize, but the world failed her Yazidi people

The international community could and should have done more to rescue those captured by ISIS. The media also failed in its coverage of this crisis.

Romanians didn’t show up to an anti-LGBT referendum. But the battle for equality continues

A vote to make legalising equal marriage even harder was defeated this weekend. It’s a victory for progressive politics, but the fight isn’t over.

'Sexual liberation, socialist style': an overlooked women's rights story?

New research by Kateřina Lišková places eastern bloc countries at forefront of twentieth century push for gender equality.

‘Anger is language of justice’ says author of new book on women’s rage

What have women got to be angry about? A lot, according to writer and critic Soraya Chemaly who talks about her new book Rage Becomes Her.

‘Dear reader, put yourself in the position of a child raped and denied an abortion’

I am a 14-year-old aspiring human rights activist and this is why I believe in women’s and girls' right to safe abortion in cases of rape.

28 abortion rights successes in 2018

For International Safe Abortion Day, on 28 September, we are celebrating 28 aspects of progress and success we’ve seen internationally this year.

US and Russian religious right unite against ‘invasion of radical liberalism’

Anti-abortion and anti-LGBTIQ rights activists, politicians, and religious leaders met in Moldova this month for the World Congress of Families.

These women are demanding their rights from inside Rome’s occupied buildings

Precarious labour and housing conditions have pushed many to squat Rome’s empty buildings, living in fear of eviction and homelessness.

Will the new crimes against humanity treaty protect women and LGBTI persons?

It’s time for the international community to take a stand. A new treaty could affect people’s rights for generations to come.

We simply said ‘enough’: the story of Spain’s ‘Las Kellys’ hotel cleaners

From gruelling working conditions to more limited access to healthcare, austerity policies have hit women hardest. But they are fighting back.

Double discrimination: why Uzbek women in Kyrgyzstan are a minority within a minority

In the aftermath of Kyrgyzstan's 2010 revolution, the country's Uzbek minority population has seen their position worsen — and Uzbek women have been marginalised most of all. 

En el Paraguay rural, las mujeres están al frente de una ‘carrera contrarreloj’ para conservar las semillas nativas

Ante la expansión de la agricultura industrial, los cultivos transgénicos y las patentes de semillas, las mujeres rurales están preservando las variedades nativas y enseñando sobre agroecología. English.

10 years of women's resistance to austerity across Europe – in pictures

Women across Europe have not been passive victims of austerity policies. From Paris, France to Nicosia, Cyprus, they have protested and organised for alternatives.

“This story rarely gets told”: 10 years of women’s resistance to austerity across Europe

From the UK to Greece, women have been hit hardest by austerity policies since the 2008 financial crisis. This month, 50.50 will spotlight our stories of resistance.

In rural Paraguay, women are on the frontlines of a ‘race against time’ to save native seeds

Amid the spread of industrial farming, transgenic crops and seed patents, rural women are conserving native varieties and teaching others about agro-ecology.

Re-imagining the American Dream: a decade of sisterhood with Positive Women’s Network

Women living with HIV are mobilising to demand visibility and rights in the US. Our collective voice, vision and leadership offer hope.

Gender justice activists are organising against online violence – and they need your support

The burden of responding to violence should not fall on the most affected. We must do more to support these activists online, and offline.

‘Bad girls’ in Holloway prison: when being a ‘loud’ black woman was an offence in itself

Black women were disproportionately jailed and mistreated in London’s infamous Holloway prison. This is an edited extract from “Bad Girls, A History of Rebels and Renegades”.

Women’s bodies have become a battleground in the fight for Iran’s future

A regressive law to boost the population has restricted the reproductive choices and rights of all Iranian women. Though some suffer more than others.

25 alternativas feministas a los medios mainstream en España y Latinoamérica

De los temas más divertidos a los más trascendentales, estas plataformas cubren la actualidad con una perspectiva feminista. English.

25 feminist alternatives to mainstream media in Spain and Latin America

From the most playful topics to the most serious, these platforms provide alternative coverage of current affairs – with a feminist lens. Español.

Cómo las periodistas feministas están sacudiendo el panorama mediático en español

Cada vez nacen más medios y proyectos que informan de manera alternativa sobre diversos temas, desde economía hasta belleza. Aunque su sostenibilidad económica sigue siendo un reto. English.

How feminist journalists are shaking up the Spanish language media

A growing number of new media projects are providing alternative coverage of topics from economics to beauty. But the challenge of financial sustainability remains. Español.

Tackling the trolls: how women are fighting back against online bullies

Refusing to be silent, women are leading research, campaigns and new strategies to stop trolls and create safer online spaces.

‘Feminism is cancer’: the angry backlash against our reporting on the men’s rights movement

50.50's recent dispatch on this movement received hundreds of comments and messages on social media. We read them so you don’t have to.

The Backlash podcast episode 4: the men's rights movement

50.50 attended an international gathering of men's rights activists in London and spoke to some of the men, and women, involved in this movement.

Meet the women poets preserving indigenous languages in Mexico

“When you lose a language, you lose a whole culture," says Ana Chino Miguel, one of the women working to prevent this through storytelling and poetry.

La explotación del arte de las mujeres mayas es una historia de racismo, sexismo y capitalismo global

Los cuerpos, el trabajo y el conocimiento de las mujeres mayas han sido explotados durante siglos. Es una vieja historia, ahora con un giro neoliberal. English.

The exploitation of Mayan women’s art is a story of racism, sexism – and global capitalism

Mayan women’s bodies, labour and knowledge have been exploited for centuries. This is an old story, with a neoliberal twist. Español.

Argentina abortion vote divides the nation, from senators to doctors

The senate votes this week on a potentially groundbreaking bill to legalise voluntary abortion. Opponents include some doctors and health facilities.

Cómo las mujeres mayas en Guatemala luchan por proteger sus diseños y su identidad

Las tejedoras mayas se están organizando para defender su arte y presionar por una nueva legislación que reconozca y proteja su "propiedad intelectual colectiva". English.

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