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Resurgent Sikh fundamentalism in the UK: time to act?

Growing confidence among resurgent Sikh fundamentalist networks in the UK was evident in recent protests against inter-faith marriage. A desire to control Sikh women’s relationship choices is a key focal point for their mobilisation.

Source: Open Democracy 50.50

Never silent: a brief history of women’s rights movement in Afghanistan

When we analyze Afghan women’s struggle for their freedom in all its glory, we notice one key element. Despite living in a traditional patriarchal society where women are automatically seen as less, seeking equality and rights has been a shared concern for women throughout history.

Source: Free Women Writers

Let’s Talk About Abortion

We seldom hear the word abortion in conversations people have about their health issues or those of their family.

Source: ARROW

15 Resources for Activism for Safe and Legal Abortion

Today, we come together to declare that our bodies, health, and choices are our own, and cannot be held back by oppressive fundamentalisms and discourses that seek to lay claim to us.

Source: The Observatory on the Universality of Rights (OURs) and AWID

Islamic inheritance laws and rural women

The newest issue of ILC’s Framing the Debate series finds an interconnected mix of legal, educational, economic, social and political reasons for discriminatory inheritance practices.

In My Hand | بئيدي

The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) is delighted release of its animated song – “In My Hand”, Bi Ideh in Arabic, a lighthearted approach to address issues of equality, rights, and representation.

The Islamic State’s Problem With Women

While ISIS’s craven massacre of Yazidi women in Iraq and Syria helped put it on the map, its gradual downfall is coming partly at the hands of Kurdish women fighting against it on the front lines.

Source: Project Syndicate

The Islamic State’s Problem With Women

While ISIS’s craven massacre of Yazidi women in Iraq and Syria helped put it on the map, its gradual downfall is coming partly at the hands of Kurdish women fighting against it on the front lines.

Source: Project Syndicate

World Leaders Must Act Now to Address a Global Contraceptive Crisis

Global Call to Action is urging U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to highlight the centrality of contraceptives to achieving the sustainable development goals.

Source: Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Read more

Meet the artist Carol Rossetti

Read as Forum Program Coordinator, Amina Doherty sits down with Carol Rossetti, the artist who made the 12 activist portraits. Learn more about her and her work.

Source: AWID Forum