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
'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.'
government's programme to counter violent extremism hands
religious fundamentalists the gift of a narrative of victimhood, narrowing the political space for secular feminists and others
to challenge fundamentalism.
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?
As the autumn political agenda gets off the
ground in Spain with this weekend's vote on Catalunyan independence and the forthcoming General Election, will
the antiquated education system get a look in?
Jeremy Corbyn's Working with Women policy document has been well received by feminists, but the silence on the intersectionality of religious fundamentalism
and women’s oppression, and on prostitution, raises questions.
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.
The rise of religious fundamentalism and conflict is diminishing widows to the status of a chattel. Their key role as sole supporters of families must be prioritised in negotiations for
conflict prevention and resolution.
Less than 4% of Muslim mothers
who attended a programme in Britain to equip them with basic IT skills knew
who ISIS were. Education is key to enabling them to prevent the
online radicalisation of their children.
alleviated intellectual poverty until the day she was murdered, 24 April 2015. In
an interview with Karima Bennoune in 2010 Mahmud explained why she founded a
politico-cultural space in Karachi.
If President Rouhani honours his promises and 'de-securitises' the general atmosphere, the work of women human rights defenders could lead to significant and tangible change towards ensuring human rights for Iranian citizens.
The new book Men
in Charge? shows that the assumption that God gave men authority
over women is a theological fiction that became a legal fiction, whose main
function now is to sustain gender inequality.
religious fundamentalism is a dangerous political activity. It is not a
distraction from ‘real’ politics - the demands of social justice and civil liberties - but a pre-condition
for achieving them.
Can Turkey's government eschew gender equality, demonise the country's dynamic women's movement, and still prevent
gender-based violence? Can a party that rejects gender equality be a force for democratisation?
On the first anniversary of Mohamed
Brahmi’s assassination, his widow, Mbarka Brahmi, denounces fundamentalism and terrorism
in Tunisia. This article is republished following the murderous attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis.
In conversations with Karima Bennoune, Tunisian intellectual Amel Grami shares her analysis of the political crisis in Tunisia during the rule of the Ennahda party, and the strategies needed to defeat fundamentalism.