Many women survivors of violence in Europe cannot access support services
because of their migration status. The right to live free from violence should
be based on presence in a territory not legal status.
Over 300 abused women have signed a
statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing
threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and
long-established conservative media frames the terms of abortion politics in
Ireland. The pro-choice activism challenges dominant discourses with the
inclusivity and diversity of the movement demonstrating
intersectionality in practice.
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.
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