interviews for the job of the next UN Secretary-General are continuing in New
York. Female candidates are speaking of leadership, while male candidates speak
more of administration and management.
Rojava is a fast moving, dynamic place
where things change by the minute. What are the material conditions which
support this woman-centred revolution ? Part 5 of 50.50's series Witnessing the revolution in Rojava, northern Syria.
'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.'
Spanish law recognises children as direct
victims of gender violence, but an abusive father's right of access on visits
sanctioned by the judiciary means children are being killed by their
estranged fathers. In Spanish.
legislación española reconoce a las criaturas como víctimas directas de la
violencia de género; sin embargo, el derecho a las visitas que la judicatura
concede abusivamente a los padres que les violentan, dejan a éstas en riesgo de
poder ser asesinadas. In English.
China's one-child policy fundamentally changed the most intimate aspects of Chinese lives. It's removal last month may have been more welcome if structural forces did not remain that continue to stifle the ability of individuals and families to build lives of their own choosing.
The Turkish HDP's egalitarian gender ideology played a key role in the election of a record number of women to parliament in June's election. Can these gains be sustained in the political turmoil ahead?
The 2015 WILPF manifesto outlines how those who choose peace over conflict must act, and recognises that negotiations on a treaty making transnational corporations accountable for violation of human rights is part of the way forward.