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?
‘Honour killings’ represent the tragic consequences of the
failure to tackle honour based violence. Greater state
action in supporting black feminist leadership, and ensuring protection and
provision is essential.
Media discussions of male violence
against women focus on the actions of the victim rather than the perpetrator.
How can we challenge this narrative using survivor’s testimony without putting
them at risk of online harassment?
long-established conservative media frames the terms of abortion politics in
Ireland. The pro-choice activism challenges dominant discourses with the
inclusivity and diversity of the movement exemplifying how to put
intersectionality into practice.
From personal experience I know that
arrival in the UK for asylum seekers does not signal safety, but reform is a
‘chaser game’: refugee women are pressuring the Home Office to improve decision
making and end detention, says Beatrice Botomani.
Beyond the reach of the internet and television in northern Brazil, feminist
activism in the forests, on the boats and in the camps is sowing the seeds of a
revolutionary and decolonial movement. Read Part 1.
Can a white man be
morally absolved if it is decided that he meant to shoot an ‘imaginary black
intruder’ rather than his girlfriend? Apartheid and patriarchy underpin
Pistorius' trial. Part one. Part two. Part three.
In ‘Queens of Syria’, ancient Greek tales
of loss and dislocation in conflict echo through to the contemporary realities
of Syrian women refugees, whose experiences of war and exile have often been ignored
abandonment lies at the intersect of immigration and patriarchal control,
allowing abusers and states to enjoy impunity for violations committed against
women in transnational spaces.
Perpetrators of sexual
violence escape justice, while their victims are trapped between exhortations
by women's advocacy groups not to ‘suffer quietly' and the social
stigma attached to sexual violence.
with the escalation of violence against women across the world requires
a wider adoption of a feminist approach to working at the nexus of development,
religious fundamentalisms and women’s rights.