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In Breakaway Abkhazia, Revived Traditions Put Women on the Edge

SUKHUMI, Abkhazia — Here in the Caucasus region, hugging the Black Sea, this is what the capital of the small breakaway territory of Abkhazia looks like, more than 20 years after severing from Georgia: a city in tatters with abandoned buildings lining the streets and bullet holes still pockmarking the facades.

Source: PassBlue

Entrevista a Saskia Sassen

Desde una postura profundamente crítica a las lógicas capitalistas actuales, la socióloga Saskia Sassen, ofrece nuevos conceptos para denominar nuevas realidades, nuevas—y más complejas— inequidades.

Source: Revista Bravas

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

Source: AWID

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

Source: AWID

Better Speak: Solidarity in action, not in words

This is a second interview with Nayani after she participated in CSW. She talks about her experience at CSW, lack of youth representation, and the film she created during CSW, Better Speak.

Source: AWID

#YoungFeministVisions: A Photo Project

#YoungFeministVisions is a project that pushes young feminists to exercise self reflection, to think within and beyond their experiences of oppression, and envision what a just and feminist future could really look like.

The New Uniform for School Girls in Afghanistan Is a Total Disaster

After months of deliberation and using the country’s funds to pay staff, the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan just released the design for new uniforms for school girls. There are more things wrong with it than we can list, but here is a start. Take a good look first. I think the only outfit that would be worse to impose would be a full-on burqa.

Source: Free Women Writers

Building community around women’s rights: feminist philanthropy in Serbia

Becoming agents of change for women’s rights in Serbian society requires creativity in building connections and solidarity. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, Funding for Human Rights.

Source: Open Democracy

HRC 34: Women human rights defenders challenge fundamentalist and extremist rhetoric and ideologies

A coalition of women human rights defenders draw the attention of the Human Rights Council to the 'wake-up call of our times', and reject the normalisation of fundamentalist and extremist rhetoric.

Source: The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

Break the circle: Gender violence is a world problem

UNI Equal Opportunities Department is launching a new chapter of Break the Circle! Campaign, against gender violence. This time the campaign is focused on a specific aspect of violence at work: sexual harassment.

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