The difficulties presented by the under-resourced Gardaí in policing domestic violence, and the resulting lamentable status of domestic violence
policies in Ireland were highlighted by last week's tragedy.
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?
While the headlines focus on migration to Europe, a crisis is unfolding in South East Asia as the horrors of human trafficking and exploitation mount. It's imperative that South East Asia produces a regional response.
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.
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.
Networks of Nepali grassroots women are reconstituting protective guards against increased violence against women, and have compiled core guidelines for relief workers to ensure the particular needs of women and girls are met.
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.
feels as if the entire world has been given over to the most perverse notions
of 'safety' that are really about death
and destruction, cruelty and conflict, grandiosity and greed. Marion
Bowman reports from the Nobel
Women’s Initiative conference in the Netherlands.