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.
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?
‘Whenever laws and bills
in India are passed regarding transgender rights, transmen are almost never called to
the discussion table. So what can I, a transman expect? Sometimes I feel I am in ‘No Man's Land’.
confidence among resurgent Sikh fundamentalist networks in the UK was evident
in recent protests against inter-faith marriage. A desire to control Sikh
women’s relationship choices is a key focal point for their mobilisation.
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 exemplifying how to put
intersectionality into practice.
A classificação é um
instrumento de opressão. Este artigo, que examina o abuso dirigido a Caster
Semenya, antecipa o tema do Forum Internacional AWID (8-11 setembro):
“Integridade corporal e liberdades”.EspañolEnglish
La clasificación es un instrumento de opresión. Este artículo, que examina el abuso dirigido a Caster Semenya, anticipa el tema del Foro Internacional AWID (8-11 setiembre): “Integridad corporal y libertades”. PortuguêsEnglish
to race, classification is a tool of oppression. Particularly examining abuse
directed at Caster Semenya, this article looks ahead this week’s AWID
International Forum’s theme ‘Bodily Integrity and Freedoms’. PortuguêsEspañol
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.