The repertoires about single women are unequivocal: without a
husband and children, single women signify ‘lack’ - they are incomplete and therefore
do not belong. 'Gender' and 'space' are both embodied experiences.
Recent law reform initiatives on sexual crimes against
children in Turkey reveal the growing danger for women and girls, and the need to
interrogate the myths and biases underlying the “our culture” discourse.
The case for investing in southern women’s rights organisations is
firmly established, but to create sustainability, resilience and long-term
change donors need to invest in the infrastructure of the organisations and
Recognising the political importance of our technical decisions is within reach, leading ultimately to reclaiming power and control of our activism in the digital sphere as well as in the offline world.
António Guterres make good on his promises to advance gender equality as UN
Secretary-General, or will “politics trump gender” once again in an
organization established to stand for all the world’s people?
confidence among resurgent Sikh fundamentalist networks in the UK was evident
in recent protests against inter-faith marriage. A desire to control Sikh
women’s relationship choices is a key focal point for their mobilisation.
As feminist thinkers and activists, we must tackle
not only the systemic discrimination embedded in the world outside, but the often
unconscious or invisible biases that we ourselves have internalized. Part 1. Part 2.
New Zealand was the first country in the world to pass national nuclear-free legislation. Marilyn Waring reflects on how Dr. Helen Caldicott’s influence culminated in the passage of the cornerstone of New Zealand’s foreign policy.
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.
The AWID International Forum in Bahia has started. We meet some of the 2,000 women brought together under the 'Feminist Futures' banner, including a lesson from Tanzania in how to employ a holistic approach.
Beyond the reach of the internet and television in northern Brazil, feminist
activism in the forests, on the boats and in the camps is sowing the seeds of a
revolutionary and decolonial movement. Read Part 1.
With police violence against Black communities giving rise
to the #Blacklivesmatter campaign, anniversaries of civil rights victories are an opportunity to bring to
light the invisible actors behind historic moments.