with the escalation of violence against women across the world requires
a wider adoption of a feminist approach to working at the nexus of development,
religious fundamentalisms and women’s rights.
Bengali middle class
society is seen as casteless because caste violence lacks visibility. One woman’s
story of working as a teacher shows how caste intersects with gender to reproduce
Travelling in Rojava is to witness the ways in which the different commitments to the revolution present a
conundrum. How can one system satisfy the vast differences in human
aspirations? Part 2. Part 1.
In this letter written during Algeria’s
“dark decade” of fundamentalist violence - sadly relevant today - Mahfoud
Bennoune argued that movements purveying “Islamic states” through terror are
ultimately “doomed to failure.”
Patriarchy, racism and capitalism are connected. Yet without an
intersectional approach, movements forget marginalised people. Addressing
Southbank Centre's WOW Festival, Kimberlé Crenshaw insisted that solidarity
from allies is an entitlement.
In what conditions does
patriarchy thrive? And in what conditions does feminism thrive? Travelling from
Rojava to Rwanda and beyond to find out, provocateurs Beatrix Campbell and
Rahila Gupta are writing the book.
INGOs moving their HQs to the Global South will not alter the management
problems with international development and human rights work, manifest in
elitist decision-making and unequal resource distribution.
With opposition to
Trident growing, the British government has refused to join this week's UN multilateral nuclear
disarmament talks on practical measures to build global security without
The new 'Right to Rent Scheme' creates a hostile environment for those without
immigration status, and is already causing discrimination against
individuals who have every right to be here, including British citizens.
as future terrorists or rapists, the children of non-EU migrants have been
extensively portrayed as a hidden danger waiting to explode. We can and must
combat the on-going stigmatisation.
European feminists struggle to
navigate a contentious cultural debate as political elites, Pegida and the
twittersphere frame the arrival of refugees as a threat to gender equality and western culture.
Female students in Delhi are protesting against their hostels resembling prisons - arguing that restricting women’s freedom is not a way to ensure
safety: it is society that must be made safe for women.