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Women's campaigns in the UK you need to know about

For my first blog post, it feels only appropriate to talk about the gender equality and women’s campaigns that are circulating the UK at the moment. 1,664 more words


Jimmy Carter's Call to Action

Several weeks ago when I read Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman, one of the things that really stuck out for me was that until men get on board with this whole feminism thing, not much is going to change. 446 more words

Queer Film: Seguir Viviendo

The film begins in the bordertown of Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico where viscious assaults against the lives of women are a common place occurrence often with no consequences. 222 more words


National: UN report highlights impunity and high number of homicides in Mexico

Christof Heyns, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, has presented the report of his visit to Mexico in April and May 2013, where he collected information on violations of the right to life and individual integrity, as well as on torture and forced disappearances. 360 more words

Human Rights

National: the Mexican government does not comply with the recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Representatives of the National Network of Women Human-rights Defenders in Mexico (RNDDHM), which is comprised of 83 non-governmental organizations, have met with Silvia Pimentel and Line Bareiro, experts of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), to address the situation of female human-rights defenders and female journalists in Mexico. 371 more words

Human Rights

Femicide Publication Issue 2

Femicide Publication 2014

The Academic Council on the United Nations System, Vienna Liaison is particularly proud to launch its second edition of “Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action.” … 349 more words

Nahid Al-Manea was stabbed to death 'because she was wearing traditional Muslim dress'?

The headline “Woman stabbed to death ‘because she was wearing traditional Muslim dress’” is repeated across today’s news.

Attacking Nahid Al-Manea because of what she was wearing was a racist hate crime and blaming her clothing is judgemental victim blaming.  422 more words

Male Violence Against Women