Post Tagged with: "women’s movement"

The Election of Hassan Rouhani: A New Dawn for Women’s Rights in Iran?

The Election of Hassan Rouhani: A New Dawn for Women’s Rights in Iran?

Can Iranian women secure a breathing space, even within the most limiting conditions inherent in their totalitarian religious state, to claim their humanity and rights?

To Be or Not to Be, Nude! The Predictable Feminist Outrage

To Be or Not to Be, Nude! The Predictable Feminist Outrage

Feminist posturing, worried about the unintended consequences and racism of FEMEN’s unrest, leave no space for those women who may feel empathetic towards Amina Tyler and towards FEMEN.

Women and the Arab Spring: A Window of Opportunity or More of the Same?

Women and the Arab Spring: A Window of Opportunity or More of the Same?

Women have made their voice heard in the Arab Spring, however, the ‘gains’ in terms of gender roles can be lost in the post-revolution period when ‘going back to normal’ is the priority.

The Indian Gang-Rape Case: Do Human Rights Go Global?

The Indian Gang-Rape Case: Do Human Rights Go Global?

Rather than being a proof of globalized human rights, the rape scandal in India should be used as a lesson about the effectiveness and usefulness of the media in their struggle for human rights.

Political Activism, Legal Discourses and Sexual Violence in India

Political Activism, Legal Discourses and Sexual Violence in India

Demands for legal changes are often an immediate response to issues such as the Delhi rape case. Yet, moderate successes are often useless if attitudes regarding women’s sexuality remain unchanged.

Fixing Gender in International Politics

Fixing Gender in International Politics

There a palpable sense of both exuberance and excitement in recent developments in gender and international politics. Though I use the word gender, this still tends to end up meaning women; I wonder why this is, especially as scholarly texts distinctly and convincingly explain that gender is not just about women. And though this is surely true, the idea doesn’t seem to stick, or at least stick where we want it to.

Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Empowerment

Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Empowerment

Despite growth, women continue to constitute only 19% of all parliamentarians worldwide. Quotas are a diverse set of measures that can reach the political agenda for both feminist and non-feminist reasons, leading to diverse effects on the election and empowerment of women. Whilst necessary, more systematic research is needed in order to determine their impact on women as a group.

A Fledgling Movement: Women and the Iranian election

A Fledgling Movement: Women and the Iranian election

This round of Iran’s pre-election politics was marked by the full-force entry of the Iranian women’s movement onto the political scene with a well-thought-out strategy that has mobilized many change-seeking individuals and groups within civil society.

The Iranian women’s rights movement and the election crisis

The Iranian women’s rights movement and the election crisis

Images of women in chador and rusari (modest Islamic dress) beaten up by security forces in the streets of Tehran and other cities in Iran have dominated the news lately. Neda’s image and her brutal death in Tehran on Saturday June 20th in a protest demanding the annulment of the results of 10th presidential election in Iran has brought women’s active role in the post-election crisis into light.

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