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‘The world is a horrible place to be a woman’: Brazilian writer launches sexual violence campaign

The Guardian Blogger and activist Clara Averbuck, who says she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver in São Paulo, is using social media to take arms against abuse A Brazilian feminist writer and activist […]

Monday 18 September 2017

Invitation to Exhibition of paintings of celebrated Kurdish artist Himat- Paris

Himat Pas de paroles,  juste lumière et couleur Exposition Du 20 septembre au 1er octobre 2017 14h-20h La Ruche – 2 passage Dantzig Paris XV   Himat was born in Kirkuk in 1960.  settling permanently and […]

Monday 18 September 2017

Iran Heritage Foundation’s programme of grants for the year 2018 session is now open

Iran Heritage Foundation Applications are accepted for both categories of Academic and Contemporary Arts Deadline for receipt of applications is October 31, 2017 Statement of Aims The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK-registered charity […]

Thursday 14 September 2017

Antoine Bernard is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the FIDH International Secretariat

FIDH Antoine established and steered the International Secretariat, playing a fundamental role in the development and expansion of FIDH. Under his guidance, the organisation engaged in innovative and pioneering operations in the world of defending […]

Thursday 14 September 2017

Depoliticised and unsustainable: Why I Am Not a Feminist author argues that feminism has lost touch with its politically radical roots.

OPEN DEMOCRACY JANINE RICH From outraged memes online to slogan-bearing t-shirts on the streets, across the world more and more women are calling themselves feminists, and demanding change. But what would this change actually consist […]

Monday 21 August 2017

WHY I AM NOT A FEMINIST: a searing rejection of contemporary feminism… and a bracing manifesto for revolution.

Somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more.

Monday 21 August 2017

Peaceful Societies – Where Are They?

Human Wrongs Watch By Johan Galtung* 3 July 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service – There are many of them–of different kinds–in world geography.  We can try to identify the characteristics of their peacefulness. Johan Galtung Or we […]

Thursday 20 July 2017

What Is ‘Femonationalism’?

Academic Sara Farris, author of In the name of women’s rights: the rise of femonationalism talks about the ‘instrumentalisation’ of migrant women in Europe by right-wing nationalists & neoliberals exploiting and mobilising issues of gender equality, particularly in campaigns against Muslims.

Thursday 20 July 2017


War after war, we say never again. Enough is enough. 17 July – A day to unite for justice. International Justice Day unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims’ rights, and help prevent crimes that threaten the peace, security and well-being of the world.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

World Day for Refugees’ Rights. EU, USA & Australia : first countries of reception for refugees ? FIDH video clip

SOURCE: FIDH  On the occasion of the World Day for Refugees’ Rights (June 20, 2017), FIDH launches a video clip (2’12) that features the chaotic journey of a Syrian refugee family between Turkey and the […]

Tuesday 20 June 2017