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.
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.
Annual Million Women Rise
marches, started in 2007 by Sabrina Qureshi, give a platform and
visibility to women worldwide at the forefront of experiencing, and combatting, violence against women and children.
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
European feminists struggle to
navigate a contentious cultural debate as political elites, Pegida and the
twittersphere frame the arrival of refugees as a threat to gender equality and western culture.
'Traumatised into feminism,' Mona Eltahawy speaks of her
decision to unveil and understanding that
'Muslim women’s bodies are the medium upon which culture is engraved, be it
through headscarves or cutting.'
Feminists have long
critiqued the fashion industry, which has often responded by – at best – co-opting
feminism as a ‘brand’ in order to sell products. Can the two ever genuinely
engage with each other?
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.
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.
The opening of a Jack the Ripper Museum was not only insulting in how it
seemed to glorify the murder of women – it was a disservice to all of us
interested in local history and inclusive explorations of our past.
The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on the receiving end. The call for an alternative language of nature and nurture must be heard.