VICE’s new women’s
interest website Broadly offers VICE a chance to shake off its reputation for the
‘hipster misogyny’ of Terry Richardson and ‘female writer suicide’ fashion
shoots. Here’s hoping they take it.
Jeremy Corbyn's Working with Women policy document has been well received by feminists, but the silence on the intersectionality of religious fundamentalism
and women’s oppression, and on prostitution, raises questions.
Feminists must reject mainstream austerity rhetoric and challenge politicians to adopt an alternative 'Plan F' to bring about equality between women and men on the basis of a caring and sustainable economy.
On 24 May, thirty women peacebuilders crossed the De-Militarized Zone that separates Korean families. Ann Wright describes
her journey from serving in the US Army to citizen diplomat walking for peace.
Networks of Nepali grassroots women are reconstituting protective guards against increased violence against women, and have compiled core guidelines for relief workers to ensure the particular needs of women and girls are met.
alleviated intellectual poverty until the day she was murdered, 24 April 2015. In
an interview with Karima Bennoune in 2010 Mahmud explained why she founded a
politico-cultural space in Karachi.
human rights defenders are under attack. The Nobel Women's Initiative conference
convenes today to deepen the understanding of the risks, and to develop strategies to
strengthen efforts to defend the defenders.
Last weekend two
generations of international feminists met at a conference in Berlin designed
to prompt fresh thinking on Marxist feminist theory and inspire the renewal of
a socialist feminist movement.
Can Turkey's government eschew gender equality, demonise the country's dynamic women's movement, and still prevent
gender-based violence? Can a party that rejects gender equality be a force for democratisation?
If you randomly pick a person on the street in a remote part of any
African country and ask them what they know about women’s rights, whatever the
tone of voice - angry or excited, they are likely to mention “Beijing”.
that you put aside your ideological, political and religious differences and
fully recognize and affirm the human rights of women and girls and gender
justice. Nothing less. Lydia Alpizar speaking at the UN CSW
The Egyptian Government’s anti-terrorism measures are causing subtle but significant shifts in Cairo’s vibrant
informal service sector- illustrated through the experiences of
one middle-class resident and her long-serving part-time cleaner. Read part two of this two-part article: The madame's story.
At the UN CSW
underway in New York, a statement signed by almost 1000 women’s
rights organizations calls out the lack of ambition for the scale of the issues
at stake, and for real resources and accountability.
The raft of cuts affecting the women's
sector, and election promises made by Labour and the Conservatives not
to increase public spending, represent the biggest threat to domestic
violence services and to women’s lives.
Harriet Wistrich is a beacon in the darkness
that threatens to engulf the British legal system today with massive cuts in
legal aid, and the prevailing culture of disbelief of asylum seekers and women
women the canaries in the coal mine, their ill treatment signalling larger
problems within a society? Or is there something deeper going on?
Might male-female relations actually be the coal mine itself?
Domestic violence shows no sign of abating. There is growing recognition that working with male
perpetrators - alongside intervention and protection for women - is essential to reducing the violence that kills two women every week.