At the World Court of Women meeting held in Bangalore witnesses to violence and injustice highlighted political lessons and resistance, asking that we all take responsibility to oppose the unending wars against women.
'Traumatised into feminism,' Mona Eltahawy speaks of her
decision to unveil and understanding that
'Muslim women’s bodies are the medium upon which culture is engraved, be it
through headscarves or cutting.'
old oppression founded on gender, race, cultural group, and socio-economic
class is being challenged by Romani women who are combating their public and
private marginalization through initiatives embedded within the Roma identity.
A festival in London allowed men to see other men outside the confines of a narrowly defined masculinity
that limits their ability to navigate their emotional lives. Ironically, the event was held together by women.
UK courts have ruled the routine detention of asylum seekers undergoing accelerated claims to be ‘systemically unfair and unjust’. But faced with hostile politics, how much can strategic litigation deliver?
Spanish law recognises children as direct
victims of gender violence, but an abusive father's right of access on visits
sanctioned by the judiciary means children are being killed by their
estranged fathers. In Spanish.
The largest survey on women living with HIV, commissioned by
the World Health Organisation, has revealed the stark truth about the gender-based violence and mental health challenges that positive women face.
Throughout Southeast Asia, hundreds of women environmental activists have been jailed, attacked and defamed as threats to "national security". They remain without adequate resources, protection and funding for their work.
The EU Victims Directive comes into force this month. Will
it prevent the further decimation of Black and minority ethnic organisations offering specialised services to women facing violence in the UK?
The quality of service in the independent women's sector is no guarantee against the future as the British government continues its assault on specialist women’s services protecting women from violence.
Key issues that remain unresolved within the Women, Peace, and Security agenda include: the
nature of gender, the advisability of including counter terrorism efforts, and
generational gaps within the movement.
UN Security Council resolution 2242 passed with overwhelming support. but effective implementation was immediately called into question when the Russian
Ambassador then spoke out against the resolution’s key provisions.