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.
While the murder of hundreds of women in Juárez, Mexico, eventually attracted international
attention – and with it, sensationalist headlines – photographer Itzel Aguilera’s
work engages with the complex realities of her city.
The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on the receiving end. The call for an alternative language of nature and nurture must be heard.
Two recent milestones in Kosovo – an official monument
recognising women’s suffering during the Kosovo War, and an art installation
commemorating wartime rape – shows that change may be coming to a topic long
taboo in the country.
advocates recognize the links between the crisis of statelessness and the lack
of reproductive justice for women, and argue that control over their own fertility
and legal status is paramount.
Male western sex
tourists who have long plagued Ukraine are now capitalising on the
disappearance of local men, who have been called up to fight. Globalisation
combined with sexism has left Ukraine with soaring HIV infections and gender
A coalition of women human rights defenders
in Canada is demanding an end to state complicity, and a culture of impunity in
the genocidal violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited
Women from Colombia, Syria, Nicaragua and Iraq are implementing multi-layered prevention strategies in their communities against rape being used as a weapon of war, offering immediate protection and countering stigma.
We're living in an undeclared war, staring into the eyes of death daily. People
who don’t know the kind of insecurity women human rights defenders confront every day can’t
imagine how hope helps us to survive.
Sex education in British schools is failing to educate
children about consent and healthy relationships, or include LGBT issues and address
harmful gender stereotypes. Do the
government’s new plans go far enough?
that you put aside your ideological, political and religious differences and
fully recognize and affirm the human rights of women and girls and gender
justice. Nothing less. Lydia Alpizar speaking at the UN CSW
At the UN CSW
underway in New York, a statement signed by almost 1000 women’s
rights organizations calls out the lack of ambition for the scale of the issues
at stake, and for real resources and accountability.