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.
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
In a cynical ploy, conservative religious groups based in the Global North now frame reproductive rights advocacy in the
Global South as the neocolonialist imposition of a uniquely western value
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.
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.
Key issues that remain unresolved within the Women, Peace, and Security agenda include: the
nature of gender, the advisability of including counter terrorism efforts, and
generational gaps within the movement.
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?
government's programme to counter violent extremism hands
religious fundamentalists the gift of a narrative of victimhood, narrowing the political space for secular feminists and others
to challenge fundamentalism.
in adolescents. We’re not only the future, we’re the present, and we deserve to
be happy." Twelve year old Stephanie Mendez Asturias, from Guatemala, speaking at the UN ahead of International Day of the Girl Child.
coming together to cross pollinate ideas and build understanding about
differing burdens, responsibilities, and solutions is an essential part of
worldwide efforts to restore the health of the planet.