women

  • Could combating domestic violence in Iran be reframed as a human rights issue?

    The current Iranian government is again trying to pass a law that would finally criminalize domestic violence, reviving an unsuccessful draft from five years ago. However, the efforts to finally provide victims, and potential victims, with the protections they deserve are at risk of being undermined due to resistance...
  • The holy crusade against abortion in Brazil

    A group of politicians from the bancada evangelica (the evangelical lobby) have declared war on female reproductive rights in Brazil. Among them is Jorge Tadeu Mudalen of the House of Representatives, who recently modified a proposed constitutional amendment (PEC 181) to include a clause that would make abortion illegal...
  • Women empowerment in conflict

    Despite the conflict present in Libya since 2011, a rapid spread of entrepreneurship and startups among Libyan women has contributed to the effort to rebuild the state in the regions where peace has been established. Among these strong women is a young Libyan lawyer named Hala Bugaighis. Bugaighis co-founded the first...
  • Social reality on stage

    People fight for social justice in many different ways. Some get involved in communities that are victims of injustice, others go into the street to join a demonstration. What may seem more unusual is fighting for social justice through performing arts, like Justice in Motion Company does. We interviewed...
  • The streets talk of feminism in Tunisia

    On a late and cold Sunday evening in Tunis, it was too late to find a café that stays open long enough for two women to settle in for a long talk. When we met Tunisian street artist Sangoura, we went from one café to the next the streets...
  • A glimpse into the Hijabi protests in Iran

    Since 28 December 2017, there have been several protests and demonstrations in Iran. They began as opposition protests to the government’s economic policies which favor the richest parts of the population, while the low-middle class, although educated, struggles to make ends meet. Soon thereafter, the protests developed into politically...
  • How does climate change affect men and women differently?

    Women and girls will be disproportionately affected by climate change. That is due, first and foremost, to the fact that globally speaking, women tend to be poorer than men. This, according to the World Bank, means they are more likely to live in fragile housing in disaster-prone areas, and...
  • Yazidi Road to Peace: Territory, Politics, and Accountability

    Thousands of Yazidi people continue to be impacted since 2014 when the Islamic State invaded their villages in the Sinjar region of Northern Iraq. The Yazidis are an ethnic and religious minority who have endured centuries of persecution from Muslim leaders. Since 2014, the Islamic State (IS) has murdered...
  • What’s keeping men from engaging in gender equality?

    Every day, we fight a war against gender inequality. We fight systems that oppress people for being who they are. This means, being killed because of your sexual orientation, as in Chechnya or being unable to use the bathroom of your choice as it is the case in North...
  • Why peace in Yemen could depend on women

    The war in Yemen, often called “the forgotten war,” has caused the death of over 10,000 people, including many civilians. Today, over 18 million people are in need of humanitarian aid and the country is facing one of the most severe famines to date and the world’s worst epidemic...
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    The ownership of the female body

    Amman, Jordan – “The key,” Dr Hana Banat says, as she pauses in her pacing to emphasise, “is that we have to get women believing they have more roles to play than just being a mother”. She repeats the sentence for effect. The sounds of shuffling of papers and...
  • Two decades of gender austerity

    In a period when fiscal austerity has strongly returned to the international economic agenda, Brazil started 2017 putting into practice a plan which has been considered one of the most rigorous ones currently in the world. This plan, approved by Brazilian parliament last year, freezes government spending for twenty...
  • Weaving in Tunisia

    Aatik is a project which was co-founded in Tunisia by Canadian Emma Djilali and her colleague Sophie Bergman from Germany in fall 2015. The project works with a group of female weavers in the region of Siliana in North-west Tunisia. The goal is to help these women to build up...
  • A man’s job?

    It has been suggested that the concentration of women in certain occupations reflects their own preferences, which in turn stems from the belief that these occupations are compatible with traditional gender roles and socialisation processes that predispose them towards certain types of jobs. Is this entirely true? What happens...
  • Wonder Woman as UN ambassador: social change or commercial campaign?

    The UN has decided to appoint Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador for gender equality and women empowerment. The purpose of this choice, according to the UN,  is to use Wonder Woman’s image of strength and her role in the fight for justice and peace to ‘raise awareness about Goal...
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