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Ten resources if you’ve experienced targeted hate online

Online abuse of women and LGBTQ people is relentless. But there are resources to support you, from digital security to self-care tips.

We simply said ‘enough’: the story of Spain’s ‘Las Kellys’ hotel cleaners

From gruelling working conditions to more limited access to healthcare, austerity policies have hit women hardest. But they are fighting back.

En el Paraguay rural, las mujeres están al frente de una ‘carrera contrarreloj’ para conservar las semillas nativas

Ante la expansión de la agricultura industrial, los cultivos transgénicos y las patentes de semillas, las mujeres rurales están preservando las variedades nativas y enseñando sobre agroecología. English.

25 feminist alternatives to mainstream media in Spain and Latin America

From the most playful topics to the most serious, these platforms provide alternative coverage of current affairs – with a feminist lens. Español.

Cómo las periodistas feministas están sacudiendo el panorama mediático en español

Cada vez nacen más medios y proyectos que informan de manera alternativa sobre diversos temas, desde economía hasta belleza. Aunque su sostenibilidad económica sigue siendo un reto. English.

How feminist journalists are shaking up the Spanish language media

A growing number of new media projects are providing alternative coverage of topics from economics to beauty. But the challenge of financial sustainability remains. Español.

Tackling the trolls: how women are fighting back against online bullies

Refusing to be silent, women are leading research, campaigns and new strategies to stop trolls and create safer online spaces.

La explotación del arte de las mujeres mayas es una historia de racismo, sexismo y capitalismo global

Los cuerpos, el trabajo y el conocimiento de las mujeres mayas han sido explotados durante siglos. Es una vieja historia, ahora con un giro neoliberal. English.

The exploitation of Mayan women’s art is a story of racism, sexism – and global capitalism

Mayan women’s bodies, labour and knowledge have been exploited for centuries. This is an old story, with a neoliberal twist. Español.

Cómo las mujeres mayas en Guatemala luchan por proteger sus diseños y su identidad

Las tejedoras mayas se están organizando para defender su arte y presionar por una nueva legislación que reconozca y proteja su "propiedad intelectual colectiva". English.

How Mayan women in Guatemala are fighting to protect their designs – and their identity

Mayan weavers are organising to defend their art, pushing for new legislation to recognise and protect their ‘collective intellectual property’. Español.

Can a male-dominated legal industry achieve meaningful reforms for women?

Despite shocking accounts of harassment and discrimination within their profession, women lawyers in Zimbabwe and beyond are fighting for more gender-sensitive laws.

Will robots take care of grandma? Maybe, if she's rich

Some are heralding new technologies as the key to managing the so-called ‘silver tsunami.’ But there are significant privacy, labour and equality concerns.

To end violence against women we must tackle patriarchy – and poverty

Violence against women is perpetrated in order to sustain patriarchal power relations. Projects to prevent violence, through economic empowerment, must remember this.

The Backlash podcast episode 3: why we need feminist investigative journalism

At the 2018 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, 50.50 organised a panel on feminist investigative journalism with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Crina Boros, and Claudia Torrisi.

#MeToo in Japan: 'I was told not to bring shame on the country, with my story’

Journalist Shiori Ito spoke about her own experience of sexual assault in 2017 – a year marked by allegations against powerful men. Then came the backlash.

DRC mining industry is a prime example of how corporate power threatens women’s rights

This is why feminist activists are mobilising behind a proposed international treaty to regulate the impacts of transnational corporations.

Migrant farmworkers protest in New York City against sexual violence

Protesters march on Thursday to demand fast food giant Wendy’s sign up to scheme to tackle exploitation and improve wages in supply chains.

Gender equality cannot be achieved without tax reform for multinational companies

We can't achieve gender equality, or ensure women’s rights, without progressive tax policies.

Apply for a 50.50 women’s rights and corporate power reporting fellowship

We need your help to investigate women’s rights and corporate power around the world. Apply for a 50.50 reporting fellowship.

Where are the investigative journalists challenging patriarchy?

Amid growing threats to our sexual and reproductive rights, and enduring inequality, discrimination and gender-based violence, we need fearless feminist investigative journalism now. Apply for 50.50's inaugural feminist investigative journalism fellowships.

Apply for a 50.50 feminist investigative journalism fellowship

We need your help to track the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights. Apply for 50.50's inaugural feminist investigative journalism fellowships.

The UN secretary general isn’t yet what feminists were looking for

António Guterres showed real leadership on gender equality in 2017, but his first year in office fell short of our hopes for transformative change.

How women migrant workers defy ‘social control’ with everyday resistance

Women migrant workers face extreme forms of social control in Saudi Arabia. One Sri Lankan woman shares her story of everyday resistance despite serious constraints.

Support independent feminist media

We are at a crucial moment for both independent media and women’s rights, and we need to be bolder and more impactful than ever.

Investigative journalist Jeta Xharra: challenging politicians and patriarchy in the Balkans

Reporter Jeta Xharra talks about misogyny in journalism, and how she uses her live TV show to challenge politicians on gender inequality.

Sexual harassment at work: Italy misses out on Weinstein-inspired moment of reckoning

Instead of opening a conversation about workplace sexual harassment, the Italian debate has focused on shaming those who come forward.

Young feminists: the future belongs to us, not transnational corporations

Corporate impunity impacts young women and girls disproportionately. Young feminists must join the growing mobilisation for a UN treaty on transnational corporations and human rights.

‘Swept under the carpet’: violence against Zimbabwe's women journalists

Women journalists in Zimbabwe have been beaten and harassed by state security. The male-dominated media largely ignores these abuses.

Will the UN secretary-general send misogynistic heads rolling?

With his new strategy to achieve gender parity within United Nations’ staff, has Antonio Guterres revived the organisation’s “lost agenda”?

In pictures: life at London’s latin market, under threat from developers

Wandering around the market in Seven Sisters, it's clear: this is more than a collection of shops and restaurants, it is a unique cultural hub.

‘I won’t be displaced again’: the fight to save London's latin market

Community members and traders mobilise to save a Seven Sisters market from regeneration plans that could transform it into “unaffordable” flats and chain stores.

How the 'business case' for gender equality sidelines human rights

Women’s rights at work are an investment in their dignity. If we want to talk about economic returns, let’s scrutinise corporate tax breaks and illicit financial flows instead.

It's up to you: why neoliberal feminism isn't feminism at all

Mainstream feminism in the US is easily digestible and always subordinate to demands of neoliberal economics. As a result it is fatally weakened.

Is the Philippines really the best country for female social entrepreneurs?

Social enterprises have helped empower women across the Philippines – but they need support to thrive.

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