holding a fifth UN world conference in 2015 has left a vacuum, a dangerous
thing when patriarchal ethno-nationalists are colonizing public space. It is
time to insist that international human rights institutions deliver for women.
Will women be turned away from the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held in March, in New York? The world's global institutions must fight the 'Muslim Ban', starting with the United Nations.
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
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?