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?
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.
Will the pincer movement of international humanitarian
initiatives to bring into force a universally applicable Nuclear Ban Treaty, and
Scotland's desire to become nuclear free, render Trident’s
successor impossible? Part 3. Part 1, 2.
When Britain’s Prime Minister
Theresa May said she'd press the nuclear button during the July 18 vote on
Trident, what does that mean on the 71st anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing? Trident Part 2. Trident Part 1.
“Humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist
indefinitely. How much longer can we allow the Nuclear Weapon States to
continue threatening all life on earth?”
- Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of Hiroshima.
The stories of people trying to revive abandoned villages left contaminated by the
Fukushima nuclear disaster raise concerns about plans for a new generation
of nuclear power reactors in Britain, starting with Hinkley C.
Tax just had to find out who they were - the revolutionary women of Rojava,
bearing arms against ISIS, building a new world...she had to find their story,
for herself, and in her new book, for us.
In ‘Queens of Syria’, ancient Greek tales
of loss and dislocation in conflict echo through to the contemporary realities
of Syrian women refugees, whose experiences of war and exile have often been ignored
interviews for the job of the next UN Secretary-General are continuing in New
York. Female candidates are speaking of leadership, while male candidates speak
more of administration and management.
Rojava is a fast moving, dynamic place
where things change by the minute. What are the material conditions which
support this woman-centred revolution ? Part 5 of 50.50's series Witnessing the revolution in Rojava, northern Syria.
Perpetrators of sexual
violence escape justice, while their victims are trapped between exhortations
by women's advocacy groups not to ‘suffer quietly' and the social
stigma attached to sexual violence.
In less than four years, the women’s umbrella organisation,
Kongira Star, has set up an autonomous, grassroots, democratic structure which
has resulted in shifting patriarchal mindsets and reversing gender
discriminatory laws. Part 3.