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 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
A video of a woman
walking in Prishtina being sexually harassed 50 times in 8 hours and publication of the first quantitative data on the harassment of women counter the argument that it's not a widespread problem.
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.
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.
'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.'
The largest survey on women living with HIV, commissioned by
the World Health Organisation, has revealed the stark truth about the gender-based violence and mental health challenges that positive women face.
Kastrati became internet-famous overnight, after she hung sanitary pads covered
in feminist statements in a German city centre on International
Women’s Day. Then she moved to her parents’ homeland – Kosovo.
China's one-child policy fundamentally changed the most intimate aspects of Chinese lives. It's removal last month may have been more welcome if structural forces did not remain that continue to stifle the ability of individuals and families to build lives of their own choosing.
The difficulties presented by the under-resourced Gardaí in policing domestic violence, and the resulting lamentable status of domestic violence
policies in Ireland were highlighted by last week's tragedy.
There is a crisis-level need for shelter in Iraq, so why does the Iraqi government maintain
a policy that stymies critically needed temporary housing and threatens the
safety of those willing to provide it?
in adolescents. We’re not only the future, we’re the present, and we deserve to
be happy." Twelve year old Stephanie Mendez Asturias, from Guatemala, speaking at the UN ahead of International Day of the Girl Child.