'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.
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.
The largest survey on women living with HIV, commissioned by
the World Health Organisation, has revealed the stark truth about the gender-based violence and mental health challenges that positive women face.
The EU Victims Directive comes into force this month. Will
it prevent the further decimation of Black and minority ethnic organisations offering specialised services to women facing violence in the UK?
The quality of service in the independent women's sector is no guarantee against the future as the British government continues its assault on specialist women’s services protecting women from violence.
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.