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.
Many women survivors of violence in Europe cannot access support services
because of their migration status. The right to live free from violence should
be based on presence in a territory not legal status.
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