Women’s rights
Jalila Haider Prominent Pakistani lawyer-activist banned from foreign travel

Jalila Haider was detained by the Pakistani Federal Investigation Agency at the Lahore airport on January 20 for alleged anti-state activism and she was barred from traveling outside the country

‘Centuries of women’s struggles threatened in Modi regime in India’

The 12th National Conference of the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) took place in Mumbai from 27-30 December, 2019.

Over 500,000 women, queers and gender dissidents participated in historic encounter

Women, queer people and gender dissidents from across the globe took part in the annual encounter to engage in workshops, discussions and mobilizations

34th Plurinational Encounter of Women, Queers and Gender Dissidents!

The communicators collective describes the importance of this Encounter in the current context of Latin America and the power of the feminist movement

Abortion legalized in all Australian states

The bill legalizing abortion was passed by state legislature in New South Wales, the last remaining Australian state where it was criminalized

Mexican state of Oaxaca legalizes abortion

Oaxaca is the second state after the capital Mexico City to decriminalize elective abortions

Activists vow to continue struggle as bid to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape fails in Ecuador

The proposal to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape was defeated in Ecuador’s National Assembly after it obtained only 65 votes as opposed to the mandatory 70

Hundreds protest against the sexist citizenship bill in Lebanon

Hundreds protested in Lebanon demanding the right for Lebanese women to pass on their citizenship to their children.

RADHA GYAWALI_NEPAL COMMUNIST PARTY Women’s liberation and the communist movement in Nepal

In an exclusive interview to Peoples Dispatch, Radha Gyawali, a central committee member of the Nepal Communist Party talks about the women’s liberation movement in Nepal.

Argentine feminist groups begin fresh struggle for legal abortion

The National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion will present – for the eighth time – a fresh draft of the bill for the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (IVE) before the House of Representatives

Indian women protest injustice in sexual harassment case against Chief Justice

Women all across India have been protesting against the Supreme Court’s decision to declare the Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi, innocent in a case of sexual harassment without a fair and thorough investigation.

UN Women: Conservative groups stall progress at this year’s CSW meet

Sanam Amin from the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development (APWLD) talked to Peoples Dispatch about the discussions that took place at this year’s session of United Nations Commission on Status of Women.

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