Egypt (NFA) – In preparation for International Women’s Day, UN Women Egypt launches new print campaign titled “Finding Her” under the umbrella of UN Women’s global campaign “Planet 50-50 by 2030-Step it Up for Gender Equality” which calls upon governments to Read More
Charles Rae examines the left again and stumbles on hypocrisy. (TFC) After the internet got a hold of Milo Yiannopoulos‘s interview where he jokingly discusses pedophilia, the left became outraged. But why? Is it because the left takes a hard Read More
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 Read More
World (OpenDemocracy) – Displacement is social as well as geographical. Women’s welfare and survival depends significantly on their social relationships; displacement destroys this resource. Displacement is at its highest level since records have been kept – over 60 million people world-wide Read More
Trinidad & Tobago (GV) – On the heels of Trinidad and Tobago’s latest murder, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley has made a statement on the country’s crime situation that is being chewed out on social media for being tone-deaf and appearing to Read More
Charles Rae covers the neoliberal left’s continued attempts to control dialog and silence dissenters. Raleigh, NC. (TFC) This has got to be the first time a library was accused of violence. In an interesting display of the blooming neoliberal tendency Read More
Ecuador (GV) – The activists say they want to “break the silence.” According to the 2011 National Survey of Familial Relations and Gender Violence, six out of every ten women in Ecuador have been victim of some kind of abuse. This January, the initiative Read More
Africa (GV) – On February 6, the United Nations will call on the world to fight together to reduce the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It is Read More
(TFC) – Charles Rae criticizes the transgender ideology that women’s words and body parts are bigoted. Raleigh, NC. With transgender politics on the rise in the United States, many women are becoming frustrated and even insulted by the logical manifestations Read More
Russia (HRW) – Parliament Should Reject Measure That Harms Families. A draft law pending in Russia’s parliament would seriously weaken protections against domestic violence, Human Rights Watch said today. Parliament should reject the law as dangerous and incompatible with Russia’s international Read More
World (NI) – Statement of the blindingly obvious number one: 2016 was a bloody awful year. I mean here’s hoping you had some good personal news, a new job, a new baby, a lot of great sex (assuming you wanted those Read More
Kyrgyztan (EAN) – Tucked away in an unlikely spot, wedged between a domino club popular with Turks and a Soviet-built apartment block, is a treat for beer-lovers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital. Save the Ales, a microbrewery set up by a Kyrgyz-Kazakh Read More
There was an angry reaction in Afghanistan to news that the first female fixed-wing pilot in the country’s air force was requesting asylum in the United States after completing an 18-month training course.
The Afghan defense ministry confirmed Sunday that Captain Niloofar Rahmani, 25, had sought asylum after the Wall Street Journal quoted her as saying that she feared her life would be in danger if she returned home.
Criminalization sets a context in which the range of human rights violations experienced by sex workers is validated. Cross-movement collaboration on decriminalizing sex work is needed, now, more than ever.
In mid-November, I attended a RedTraSex meeting to review “Advances, challenges and strategies of the RedTraSex: strengthening sustainability and advancing the recognition of our rights.” RedTraSex is the Red de Mujeres Trabajadoras Sexuales de Latinamérica y el Caribe (Network of Sex Workers of Latin America and the Caribbean.) RedTraSex, on the cusp of celebrating its 20th anniversary, is made up of organizations from fifteen countries – Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Dominican Republic.
Three days after 20-year-old bank employee Shannon Banfield went missing, her body was found in the warehouse of a variety store in Port of Spain, Trinidad, bringing to a gut-wrenching end any hope her family had of finding her alive.
On Monday December 5, 2016, Banfield told her family that she would take a taxi home after she ran a few errands in the capital city, one of them to the store in which her body was found. Shannon was widely known to be active in her church and a family-oriented, God-fearing person. On learning of her death, a member of her church said in a public Facebook post: