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Sudanese Women Protest Gender Discrimination and Demand Legal Reform

Sudanese Women Protest Gender Discrimination and Demand Legal Reform

 A number of women groups marched to the Ministries of Justice and Interior Affairs and the office of the Public Prosecution in downtown Khartoum yesterday to demand the abolition of laws that discriminate on the basis of gender. A driver attacked and assaulted the protesters, leaving one injured. Hundreds of women participated in the demonstration. […]

UN Lauds Dangote Women, Harps On Gender Roles for Global Economic Recovery

UN Lauds Dangote Women, Harps On Gender Roles for Global Economic Recovery

The United Nations (UN) has underlined the need for governments all over the world to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic disease as the panacea for economic recovery. This call was made by the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN and Chair […]

Egyptian Women Oppose ‘Repressive’ Bill To Strip Them Of Rights And Freedoms

Egyptian Women Oppose ‘Repressive’ Bill To Strip Them Of Rights And Freedoms

Women’s rights could be rolled back 200 years in Egypt under a proposed law that would stop them from signing their own marriage certificates, registering their child’s birth or travelling abroad without a man’s consent, rights activists say. The personal status bill, which was approved by the cabinet in January, would also give fathers priority […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Ultimate Backlash: Sex Dolls

LOUD WHISPERS: The Ultimate Backlash: Sex Dolls

Last year, I watched a short in-flight documentary about a young man in Japan whose sole companion is a life-sized doll. He was shown having meals with the doll, watching TV and lying in bed with it. Up to that point, I found his behaviour eccentric and not necessarily creepy until his mother showed up […]

“Now We Want Real Justice,”-Al-Hathloul Sisters

“Now We Want Real Justice,”-Al-Hathloul Sisters

The sisters of prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul said on Thursday they wanted real justice for her, the day after she was released from prison. Hathloul, 31, has campaigned for women’s right to drive and to end Saudi’s male guardianship system. She spent nearly three years behind bars in a case that drew […]

It’s A Woman’s World : Understanding Female Privilege

It’s A Woman’s World : Understanding Female Privilege

The answer on whether female privilege exists or not has been a subject of heated conversations in both public and academic discourse. An even bigger problem exists in the misunderstanding on what privilege itself as a concept means, which has led to lack of uniformity in belief among people. While some scholars of gender agree […]

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s Rights Seen Taking A Backseat Under Japan’s New Government

Women’s rights campaigners in Japan have expressed disappointment about the appointment of only two women in the new government’s 21-member cabinet, saying they expect little progress to tackle wide gender disparities. Yoshihide Suga, who took office as prime minister on Wednesday following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, has made no reference to women’s rights so far, and […]

Botswana Opts To Make Land Owners of Wives With New Law

Botswana Opts To Make Land Owners of Wives With New Law

A wife in Botswana can now own land alongside her husband, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Thursday in a boost for women that rights groups called long overdue. Prior to his amendment, the 2015 Land Policy stopped wives from owning land if their husbands already had some. “This amendment will allow women to be independent […]

Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day

Around the world, despite decades of activism, and dozens of laws on equal pay, women still earn less than 80 cents for every dollar men do. For women with children, women of colour, women refugees and migrants, and women with disabilities, that figure is even lower. If you had told me this forty years ago, […]

International Equal Pay Day

International Equal Pay Day

International Equal Pay Day, celebrated for the first time this 18 September, represents the longstanding efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value.  It further builds on the United Nations commitment to human rights and against all forms of discrimination, including discrimination against women and girls. Across all regions, women are […]

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