In less than four years, the women’s umbrella organisation,
Kongira Star, has set up an autonomous, grassroots, democratic structure which
has resulted in shifting patriarchal mindsets and reversing gender
discriminatory laws. Part 3.
Travelling in Rojava is to witness the ways in which the different commitments to the revolution present a
conundrum. How can one system satisfy the vast differences in human
aspirations? Part 2. Part 1.
Patriarchy, racism and capitalism are connected. Yet without an
intersectional approach, movements forget marginalised people. Addressing
Southbank Centre's WOW Festival, Kimberlé Crenshaw insisted that solidarity
from allies is an entitlement.
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.
In what conditions does
patriarchy thrive? And in what conditions does feminism thrive? Travelling from
Rojava to Rwanda and beyond to find out, provocateurs Beatrix Campbell and
Rahila Gupta are writing the book.
With opposition to
Trident growing, the British government has refused to join this week's UN multilateral nuclear
disarmament talks on practical measures to build global security without
Throughout Southeast Asia, hundreds of women environmental activists have been jailed, attacked and defamed as threats to "national security". They remain without adequate resources, protection and funding for their work.
UN Security Council resolution 2242 passed with overwhelming support. but effective implementation was immediately called into question when the Russian
Ambassador then spoke out against the resolution’s key provisions.
The Turkish HDP's egalitarian gender ideology played a key role in the election of a record number of women to parliament in June's election. Can these gains be sustained in the political turmoil ahead?
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?