Hey Global Feminists!
Here are a list of links about what other global feminists were up to this past week. We also want to know: What have you been reading/writing this week? Don’t forget to spread your own link love in the comments!
Protest outside the Miss World competition, 1970. Credit: Six Fortuities
Our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters across Africa are living in fear. And they are living in hiding — away from care, away from the protection the state should offer to every citizen and away from health care in the AIDS era, when all of us, especially Africans, need access to essential HIV services.
“Canada has poured $15 million into massive campaign, but some say its wasted on administrative costs and bureaucratic process.”
(The Independent) “Ethiopian women have started to refuse to watch their sisters disappear into servitude. They are fighting back – and now they are asking for our help.”
For 20 years, the Moroccan desert has drawn teams of hardy souls for a peculiar nine-day adventure, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles…It is for women only, speed is not the point and no prizes are awarded.
Short-term political gains and scoring points have been higher in the minds of Indian parliamentarians than righting the skewed gender picture when it comes to laws to increase the participation of woman in politics.
It is often hard, even up to now, to talk about my experience. But the reason why I tell my story is because it is also the story of many others, and it reflects the experience of many Filipinos who have been abducted and tortured in the Philippines.
Wednesday’s crackdown by Cuban police was the first in two years on the political group, which is made up of the daughters, wives and mothers of imprisoned political dissidents.
It must be understood that in Cuba, the question of racism was considered taboo for decades, because public exposure of it could give rise to ‘fissures’ in the sense of unity that was indispensable for facing the aggression from outside.
Today on a daily basis, personal memoirs of ongoing encounters of government crackdown and resistance in Iran are being written in print and in cyberspace by countless Iranian civil rights activists, scholars and women human rights defenders.
It is funny how we get used to this term: death of a migrant worker. What a coincidence. Every single week in a country as small as this, a migrant domestic worker dies.
- Why Sara Hurwitz’s JOFA Speech Was ‘Retrograde’ (The Sisterhood)
- Reflecting on the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance conference: “To claim that Orthodox women will be spiritual leaders is absurd, and even insulting. Women are spiritual leaders”
A theoretical framework that simultaneously examines the historical establishment of Native nations and how they are dependent upon powerful constructions of gender will illuminate how Native nations, like other modern nations, are contested systems of representation that severely limit women’s access to power in myriad ways.
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