Violence against women
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

Women's march Australia #March4Justice: Thousands of women in Australia march against sexual violence

Over 40 cities and towns, including the major cities of Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, witnessed tens of thousands of women protesting in response to recent sexual assault allegations against officials of the ruling government

Protests against increasing police violence continue in Greece and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the protests against police violence in Greece, a report by the WHO on violence against women, the custodial deaths of National League for Democracy officials in Myanmar, the assassinations of leaders in Colombia, and the protests in solidarity with women farmers on International Women’s Day in India

WHO report violence against women One in every three women in the world endures violence, says WHO report 

The report, prepared by the World Health Organization on behalf of a UN special working group, is based on data from the largest ever study conducted on violence against women between 2000 and 2018

Protests in Honduras against police killing of Keyla Martínez

Protests continue days following the brutal femicide of nursing student Keyla Martínez at the hands of police in Intibucá

Concern in Peru over the increase in number of missing women and girls

According to a recent report by the ombudsman’s office, more than 5,000 women, girls and adolescents have been reported missing in Peru between January and November 2020

“We demand an end to patriarchal violence in all its expressions”

On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, working class women across the world raise their voices against patriarchal violence, exploitation and oppression

Protest against rape Bangladesh Bangladesh erupts against repeated incidents of sexual abuse against women 

Hundreds of people protested against rising incidents of sexual assault of women in Bangladesh, and demanded the resignation of home minister Asadduzzam Khan

Indians demand justice for gang rape victim

Protests have erupted across India after the victim of a brutal gang rape died on September 29, two week after she was assaulted on September 14.

10-year-old rape victim in Brazil safely aborts after feminists expel religious extremists

Religious fundamentalists attempted to invade a health center in the city of Recife in a bid to prevent the procedure. The child earlier had to travel over 1,800 km after she was denied her legal right in her home State

Mexico’s social movements push for solidarity and alternatives

Magdiel Sánchez Quiroz discusses the increase in violence during the pandemic and the initiatives of solidarity of Mexico’s social movements

Istanbul Convention - Poland Progressives denounce Poland’s plan to quit treaty on violence against women

The conservative government in Poland has decided to quit the Istanbul Convention, which is a Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

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