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.
The opening of a Jack the Ripper Museum was not only insulting in how it
seemed to glorify the murder of women – it was a disservice to all of us
interested in local history and inclusive explorations of our past.
Feminists must reject mainstream austerity rhetoric and challenge politicians to adopt an alternative 'Plan F' to bring about equality between women and men on the basis of a caring and sustainable economy.
At the International Association for Feminist Economics conference, social scientists, researchers and economists agree that women's work is still undervalued globally, and dogged by an enduring subconscious colonial mindset.
The increased call on countries to maximise local revenue in order to finance their own
development agenda adds to the urgency of making sure that domestic resources are tailored towards achieving gender equality.
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.
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.
world military spending is driven by the profit motive of the arms
industry and politicians’ weaponized notion of ‘security’. But
women peace activists also hold militarized masculinity to account.
The ‘utopian’ slur
against peacemakers is defeatist propaganda for pro-war, pro-militarisation and
securitisation interests and the military-industrial complex. Marion Bowman reports from WILPF's Centenary Conferencein the Hague.
It’s up to
us to ‘reframe the narrative’ of development, to move beyond the historic thrust of capital and war and to say no impunity for the murder of
Indigenous women. Jennifer Allsopp reports from WILPF's Centenary Conferencein the Hague.