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.
the UK’s Sharia Review resemble the sharia ‘courts’: secretive procedures and discriminatory
advisors? Are the Home Office and the Church ignoring conflicts of interest and
evidence of discrimination?
in the UK and the West raises many questions and challenges: integration of migrant communities,
ensuring adherence to State laws, the role of Sharia courts and balancing
freedom of religion and gender equality.
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
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.