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Open Letter to Permanent Representatives to the UN: Recommendations on the Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

Gender equality, women’s empowerment and protection of women’s rights, are intrinsic to sustainable development and conflict prevention.

Thursday 12 October 2017

Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child, from India to Uganda

Women’s News                           I was interviewing and photographing a group of activist girls in Kampala, Uganda. Many were daughters of sex workers, all […]

Thursday 12 October 2017

When women ruled the Muslim world

Female guardians in the historical sources. Were it not for the timely intervention of women down the centuries, many an Islamic dynasty would have torn itself apart.

Monday 9 October 2017

What Saudi Women Need More Than a Driver’s License

Time Earlier this week, I did something perfectly ordinary: I renewed my U.S. driver’s license. That’s something I couldn’t do in my home country of Saudi Arabia because there is no women’s section at the DMV […]

Monday 9 October 2017


Human Rights Watch During nearly five years of conflict, armed groups in the Central African Republic have committed widespread sexual violence and used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war. Two main parties […]

Monday 9 October 2017

Horrific Accounts of Sexual Violence against Muslim Rohingya ‘Just Tip of the Iceberg’ – UN

Human Wrongs Watch 28 September 2017 – Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be “just the tip of the iceberg,” the […]

Thursday 5 October 2017

‘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

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

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

Promoting Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and Peace Processes

Recognizing that promotion & empowerment of women & support for women’s organizations & networks are essential in the consolidation of peace to promote equal & full participation of women & encouraging Member States, donors & civil society, to provide support in this respect.” (UNSCR 1888)

Friday 16 June 2017