Patriarchy, racism and capitalism are connected. Yet without an
intersectional approach, movements forget marginalised people. Addressing
Southbank Centre's WOW Festival, Kimberlé Crenshaw insisted that solidarity
from allies is an entitlement.
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.
Annual Million Women Rise
marches, started in 2007 by Sabrina Qureshi, give a platform and
visibility to women worldwide at the forefront of experiencing, and combatting, violence against women and children.
With the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women underway in New York, the decision by the US to support sexual and reproductive health and rights - at last - presents a real opportunity to move the agenda forward.
In what conditions does
patriarchy thrive? And in what conditions does feminism thrive? Travelling from
Rojava to Rwanda and beyond to find out, provocateurs Beatrix Campbell and
Rahila Gupta are writing the book.
INGOs moving their HQs to the Global South will not alter the management
problems with international development and human rights work, manifest in
elitist decision-making and unequal resource distribution.
With opposition to
Trident growing, the British government has refused to join this week's UN multilateral nuclear
disarmament talks on practical measures to build global security without
The new 'Right to Rent Scheme' creates a hostile environment for those without
immigration status, and is already causing discrimination against
individuals who have every right to be here, including British citizens.
as future terrorists or rapists, the children of non-EU migrants have been
extensively portrayed as a hidden danger waiting to explode. We can and must
combat the on-going stigmatisation.
European feminists struggle to
navigate a contentious cultural debate as political elites, Pegida and the
twittersphere frame the arrival of refugees as a threat to gender equality and western culture.
Female students in Delhi are protesting against their hostels resembling prisons - arguing that restricting women’s freedom is not a way to ensure
safety: it is society that must be made safe for women.
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.
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