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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

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

How Can Social Norms Help Prevent Gender-Based Violence?

Rules about nose-picking and queuing are clear social norms that help regulate daily social interactions. But social norms may also sanction extremely harmful practices, like gender-based violence, experienced by more than one in three women worldwide. In many communities it’s considered normal, for example, for a husband to beat his wife.

Source: Global Citizen

Narges Mohammadi threatened during her hunger strike

Narges Mohammadi lauched a hunger strike on 27 June 2016 to protest the authorities’ refusal to allow her to have phone contact with her family who lives in Paris.

Source: Front Line Defenders Read more

Bahrain: Interdiction de voyager pour Nazeeha Saeed

Le 29 juin 2016, la défenseuse Mme Nazeeha Saeed n'a pas été autorisée à se rendre en Allemagne à son arrivée à l'aéroport international du Bahreïn. Elle n'avait pas été informée au préalable de cette interdiction de voyager et les agents de sécurité ont refusé de lui donner la raison.

Source: Front Line Defenders Read more

Feminist Dissent: why a new journal on gender and fundamentalism?

A new journal, Feminist Dissent, aims to create a space to interrogate the multi-faceted links between historical and resurgent religious fundamentalism and gender.

Source: Open Democracy

UNHCR Age, Gender and Diversity Accountability Report 2015

UNHCR is pleased to share the Age, Gender and Diversity Accountability Report 2015. This report summarizes and analyses UNHCR’s global progress towards implementing the 2011 

The Complexities of Violence, Resistance, and Pleasure

The purpose of this paper is to identify the impact of the rampant sexual harassment phenomenon on Egypt’s legal culture. Having been vaguely defined in Egyptian laws and largely condoned by the society and justice system, sexual harassment increased over the years in both occurrences and intensity of violence. As a result, legal initiatives and grassroots movements arose attempting to criminalise sexual harassment and end social acceptability of the issue.

Source: Kohl

UN Women Call for Papers on Mobility, Gender & Family Relations for Flagship Report

UN Women has issued a call for papers on how human mobility and the distancing of family members across places and borders shape gender and generational dynamics within families, for its flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women (Progress). 

Against the ARENA Proposal for longer abortion-related criminal sentences in El Salvador

Civil society and women human rights defender organizations worldwide strongly condemn the proposal of the ARENA party to reform the Penal Code in El Salvador.

Source: AWID and several organizations