Violence against women
Istanbul convention Turkey Top court upholds Erdoğan’s decision to withdraw Turkey from Istanbul Convention

After a year of pressure from opposition parties and rights groups, the court ruled to uphold the Turkish president’s unilateral decision to withdraw from a binding convention that seeks to protect women and girls from violence

“Weapons are not tools for peace”: feminists against wars and NATO

In the lead-up to the Peace Summit against NATO, women build a feminist agenda against war and towards peace

Students Protest - Belgium Students protest increase in sexual violence and aggression in Belgian universities 

Numerous cases of sexual harassment have recently been reported from universities in Belgium but the perpetrators remain unpunished in majority of such cases

Outrage in Bolivia following femicide of two teenagers

The recent femicide of two teenage girls by a serial offender, released irregularly in 2019, sparked outrage in Bolivia. Hundreds took to streets demanding an end to violence and impunity for crimes against women due to judicial corruption

Widespread outrage in Ireland over femicide of Ashling Murphy

The 23-year-old primary school teacher was murdered while she was jogging on the canal walkway near Tullamore in County Offaly

Thousands rally for labour protections, public services in South Korea and other stories

Today we look at the 2022 People’s Rally against inequality in South Korea, the killing of 23 year old Ashling Murphy in Ireland, and more

South African court halts Shell’s oil exploration, seismic blasting and other stories

Today we look at an interdict order against Shell’s seismic surveys in South Africa, the months-long hunger strike by Palestinian prisoner Hisham Abu Hawash, and more

Women's March - Belgium Belgian organizations protest spike in violence against women

According to a recent report by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE),  partner violence in families has shot up during the COVID-19 pandemic. 18 femicides have been recorded in Belgium since the beginning of 2021

Afghan civilians face uncertainty as G7 to discuss evacuations and other stories

Today we look at the latest in Afghanistan, Israeli attacks on Gaza, workers strikes in Denmark and Seoul, and the situation of women amid the pandemic

Afghan women Afghan women face an uncertain future as Taliban grows stronger 

The cause of the Afghan women was a major reason cited by the US during its invasion of Afghanistan. Today as the US leaves and the Taliban is resurgent, what is the state of women?

Women protest Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul convention 

The conservative government in Turkey led by AKP officially withdrew from the convention which demands signatories make legal and institutional arrangements for protecting women and achieving gender equality

Istanbul Convention-Turkey Massive protests follow Turkey’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on violence against women

The Recep Tayyip Erdoğan-led government announced its withdrawal from the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence through a presidential decree on March 20