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.
Bengali middle class
society is seen as casteless because caste violence lacks visibility. One woman’s
story of working as a teacher shows how caste intersects with gender to reproduce
A video of a woman
walking in Prishtina being sexually harassed 50 times in 8 hours and publication of the first quantitative data on the harassment of women counter the argument that it's not a widespread problem.
Cáceres’s assassination is a painful reminder of
the way in which a trinity of corporate, government and military interests creates a tapestry of capitalist power structures, making for an often deadly struggle.
Annual Million Women Rise
marches, started in 2007 by Sabrina Qureshi, give a platform and
visibility to women worldwide at the forefront of experiencing, and combatting, violence against women and children.
Female students in Delhi are protesting against their hostels resembling prisons - arguing that restricting women’s freedom is not a way to ensure
safety: it is society that must be made safe for women.
'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.'
old oppression founded on gender, race, cultural group, and socio-economic
class is being challenged by Romani women who are combating their public and
private marginalization through initiatives embedded within the Roma identity.