sets a context in which the range of human rights violations experienced by sex
workers is validated. Cross-movement collaboration on decriminalizing sex work is needed, now, more than ever.
Over 300 abused women have signed a
statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing
threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and
the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians by ISIS in Libya associated with a
broader political project of cleansing the region of religious minorities?
Would this not deserve demonstrations of solidarity?
March 11th 2017 will mark the tenth anniversary of Million Women Rise's annual procession and rally to call an end to all forms of male violence against all women. It is more important than ever this year to show our resistance.
migrants in Turkey face many forms of violence - sexual
harassment, forced and early marriage, polygamy and trafficking for sexual
exploitation. The perpetrators include soldiers, border officers and
Sexual harassment of women students is rife and violence
against women in universities is commonplace. Are universities reflecting
cultural norms of violence against women instead of shaping new norms?
The repertoires about single women are unequivocal: without a
husband and children, single women signify ‘lack’ - they are incomplete and therefore
do not belong. 'Gender' and 'space' are both embodied experiences.
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.
Media discussions of male violence
against women focus on the actions of the victim rather than the perpetrator.
How can we challenge this narrative using survivor’s testimony without putting
them at risk of online harassment?
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