Post Tagged with: "women’s rights"

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains unpredictable and unsafe. Education, equal rights, and the rule of law through women’s empowerment are pivotal in improving the country’s security.

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Review – Against All Odds: Voice of Popular Struggle in Iraq

By giving a voice to popular movements which resist Iraq’s dramatic and dreadful situation, Issa manages to bring some hope and positive insight to the Iraqi context.

Women’s Empowerment and Atrocities Prevention

Women’s Empowerment and Atrocities Prevention

As review conferences are approaching, now is time to ask how leveraging linkages between the agendas might contribute toward enhancing capacity for conflict prevention.

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

Afghan women have been used to uphold whatever narrative the United States seeks to circulate in order to further its objectives. The elections have been no different.

Review – Feminist Strategies in International Governance

Review – Feminist Strategies in International Governance

Caglar, Prügl & Zwingel’s excellent collection will hopefully help steer the agenda of institutions like the UN and the World Bank towards innovative feminist policies.

Why the Continuing Siege on Reproductive Rights?

Why the Continuing Siege on Reproductive Rights?

Understanding attacks on reproductive rights requires examining historical, psychological, legal, religious, & political perspectives to find answers.

Media Contributions to Arab Women’s Rights

Media Contributions to Arab Women’s Rights

Surely, this is the century for women’s rights. The role of Arab women journalists as agents of change is desperately needed to eliminate stereotypes and bias in Arab societies.

Sexual Harassment in Tahrir Square

Sexual Harassment in Tahrir Square

Many have struggled to understand why sexual harassment in Egypt is increasing. Yet, it is clear that women and men in the post-revolutionary period will no longer keep silent.

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.

Gender, Urban Development and the Politics of Space

Gender, Urban Development and the Politics of Space

While at one level the contemporary ‘urban transition’ in the Global South offers scope for advancing gender equality, barriers to female empowerment remain widespread, especially among the urban poor.

What Does the Pussy Riot Case Tell Us about the Status of Women’s Human Rights In Russia?

What Does the Pussy Riot Case Tell Us about the Status of Women’s Human Rights In Russia?

In a context where feminism is demonised for transgressing a series of socially ingrained values, there is little prospect for the Pussy Riot case to be used to enhance women’s rights in Russia.

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.

Engendering the Arab Spring: Where Do Egyptian Women’s Rights Go From Here?

Engendering the Arab Spring: Where Do Egyptian Women’s Rights Go From Here?

Based on the approaches and opinions which have been purported thus far by the Egyptian government, it appears unlikely that gender equality in Egypt will improve any time soon.

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