holding a fifth UN world conference in 2015 has left a vacuum, a dangerous
thing when patriarchal ethno-nationalists are colonizing public space. It is
time to insist that international human rights institutions deliver for women.
Will women be turned away from the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held in March, in New York? The world's global institutions must fight the 'Muslim Ban', starting with the United Nations.
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.
long-established conservative media frames the terms of abortion politics in
Ireland. The pro-choice activism challenges dominant discourses with the
inclusivity and diversity of the movement demonstrating
intersectionality in practice.
With police violence against Black communities giving rise
to the #Blacklivesmatter campaign, anniversaries of civil rights victories are an opportunity to bring to
light the invisible actors behind historic moments.
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.
In a cynical ploy, conservative religious groups based in the Global North now frame reproductive rights advocacy in the
Global South as the neocolonialist imposition of a uniquely western value
Cáceres’s assassination is a painful reminder of
the way in which a trinity of corporate, government and military interests creates a tapestry of capitalist power structures, making for an often deadly struggle.