Category: Culture

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Iraq: Strengthen Domestic Violence Bill

Iraq (HRW) – Increase Protections for Victims; Set Penalties for Abusers The Iraqi parliament should set penalties for the crime of domestic violence, remove provisions that prioritize reconciliation over justice, and improve victim protections in a domestic violence bill, Human Rights…

Erasing women in Mexico

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Mexico (NI) – Women are jailed for miscarriages, yet male spouses who’ve murdered walk free. Nayeli Sosa and Dafne – young Mexican women – were both dealt horrific tragedies. But what they had in common went well beyond that. Sosa was beaten…

Feminist pacifism or passive-ism?

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World (OpenDemocracy) – Today is International Women’s Day. In the face of increasing femicide, sexual violence and rape culture, we need to confront the question of women’s self-defence. When some white women celebrate the non-violence of women’s marches against Trump and…

All Power to the Ideals!

Russia (OpenDemocracy) – What kind of centenary celebration does 1917 deserve?  A century ago, 23rd February 1917, Russian women marched out in protest from the St Petersburg factories where they worked, defying Cossacks armed with swords, and took control of the…