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
March 11th 2017 will mark the tenth anniversary of Million Women Rise's annual procession and rally to call an end to all forms of male violence against all women. It is more important than ever this year to show our resistance.
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 demonstrating
intersectionality in 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.