Recent law reform initiatives on sexual crimes against
children in Turkey reveal the growing danger for women and girls, and the need to
interrogate the myths and biases underlying the “our culture” discourse.
‘Honour killings’ represent the tragic consequences of the
failure to tackle honour based violence. Greater state
action in supporting black feminist leadership, and ensuring protection and
provision is essential.
The case for investing in southern women’s rights organisations is
firmly established, but to create sustainability, resilience and long-term
change donors need to invest in the infrastructure of the organisations and
Recognising the political importance of our technical decisions is within reach, leading ultimately to reclaiming power and control of our activism in the digital sphere as well as in the offline world.
António Guterres make good on his promises to advance gender equality as UN
Secretary-General, or will “politics trump gender” once again in an
organization established to stand for all the world’s people?
British state has regulated relationships between its citizens and certain
foreigners since at least the Colonial era. Today’s border controls continue to
police people’s intimate lives and retain sexist and racist assumptions.
seeking asylum in the UK are regularly disbelieved about how old they are and can
end up facing harmful, protracted disputes. The culture of disbelief so often
criticised in the Home Office has now seeped into some local authorities.
Around 300 people have entered Italy from Lebanon via safe and
legal routes pioneered by faith groups. This pilot project holds great
potential as an innovative approach to the so-called ‘refugee crisis’.
As feminist thinkers and activists, we must tackle
not only the systemic discrimination embedded in the world outside, but the often
unconscious or invisible biases that we ourselves have internalized. Part 1. Part 2.
New Zealand was the first country in the world to pass national nuclear-free legislation. Marilyn Waring reflects on how Dr. Helen Caldicott’s influence culminated in the passage of the cornerstone of New Zealand’s foreign policy.
From personal experience I know that
arrival in the UK for asylum seekers does not signal safety, but reform is a
‘chaser game’: refugee women are pressuring the Home Office to improve decision
making and end detention, says Beatrice Botomani.