women's rights

 
2018, the year of women’s rights?
2018, the year of women’s rights?
Although achieving equality for women across the world has been a major focus of human rights movements in 2018, women continue to bear the brunt of...
France ban on face veil 'violates' women's rights — UN panel
France ban on face veil 'violates' women's rights — UN panel
The United Nations Human Rights Council has said France's face veil ban is a violation of women's rights, as it called for a review of the...
Women’s rights must include land rights
Women’s rights must include land rights
The United Nations has declared that women’s land rights are a human right. The UN Women’s publication, Realising Women’s Rights to Land and...
World Economic Forum: Gender inequality widening after decade of progress
World Economic Forum: Gender inequality widening after decade of progress
A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes has screeched to a...
Muslim feminism beyond driving
Muslim feminism beyond driving
The royal decree came on a...
Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon
Why Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is no feminist icon
When Liberians go to the polls in October 2017, there will be a disproportionate number of...
Mothers pit prayer against killings
Mothers pit prayer against killings
A haunting choral rendition of the Lord’s Prayer floated across Soweto’s Mofolo Park last week.
​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
​Uganda jails women activist to silence her
Ugandan queer and women’s rights activist Stella Nyanzi is being kept in prison to prevent her criticising government, her supporters say.
Survey: Quarter of Europeans say rape can be justified
Survey: Quarter of Europeans say rape can be justified
More than a quarter of European Union residents have said that sex without consent may be justified under certain circumstances, according to a new...
Get it right, newsdesks, the ANC aunties are not exactly fighting for women's rights
Get it right, newsdesks, the ANC aunties are not exactly fighting for women's rights
Fantastic news: Women’s Month is over. Until next August. I breathe a huge sigh of relief.
Unsung rights activist and mother of Pallo Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan, dies
Unsung rights activist and mother of Pallo Jordan, Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan, dies
One of South Africa’s great — and largely unheralded — fighters against apartheid and for women’s rights died on Sunday in a...

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