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Widows Are On the Front lines Of Property Battles In Uganda

Widows Are On the Front lines Of Property Battles In Uganda

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Land theft from widows in Uganda is common but the tide is now changing “You must leave, or we will kill you and cut up your children.” When Proscovia’s husband of twenty years died of cancer in 2013, […]

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

British couples will be able to include their mothers’ names on their marriage certificate under a change in law hailed as a step forward for women’s rights on Wednesday. Church of England leaders also praised the change, which passed into law this week, saying the previous system demeaned women and was out of step with […]

Legal Watchdog Launches Interactive Platform To Enhance Women’s Rights

Legal Watchdog Launches Interactive Platform To Enhance Women’s Rights

Legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe has launched an Interactive Women’s Platform which will provide information on the rights and status of women in Zimbabwe. The platform will also provide information on where to turn and what legal options are available if women feel their rights are being violated or ignored, the organization said Wednesday. In a […]

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone Declares Rape A National Emergency

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio is fighting to end the culture of “indifference” and impunity surrounding rape and sexual violence by declaring it a national emergency. This will provide support to the First Lady’s “Hands off our girls” protection project. The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Bio, launched the “Hands off our girls” […]

Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Loujain Alhathloul Gets Detained For Speaking For Women

Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Loujain Alhathloul Gets Detained For Speaking For Women

In the article, Walid Alhathloul writes that during a recent visit by his parents to see Loujain she told them she was regularly whipped, beaten, electrocuted and sexually harassed in a basement she called the “palace of terror.” Alhathloul was arrested in May 2018, along with 10 other women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia. Her family, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Obsession With Women’s Bodies

LOUD WHISPERS: The Obsession With Women’s Bodies

I was in a store recently, looking for clothes for one of my little God-daughters. I was appalled at what was on offer. Why does a clothing range for 10-12-year olds look like the same as the one for adults? I wondered. Is a ten-year-old supposed to display cleavage? In most cultures of the world, […]

Britain Reveals Landmark Laws To Fight Domestic Abuse

Britain Reveals Landmark Laws To Fight Domestic Abuse

Britain on Monday for the first time named economic control as a form of domestic abuse in “landmark” legislation aimed at tackling a crime that ruins millions of lives and costs billions of pounds. It also proposed outlawing the right of abusers to cross-examine their victims in court, in a move welcomed by women’s rights […]

Morocco Group Empowers Women To Fight Domestic Abuse, Rape

Morocco Group Empowers Women To Fight Domestic Abuse, Rape

Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands. Now 23, a mother of two and an education worker, Salma remembers her marriage as seven years of […]

The Fight For Rights – The Gains And Losses So Far…

The Fight For Rights – The Gains And Losses So Far…

While Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive this year and Ethiopia appointed its first female president, in other countries in 2018 women were punished for being raped or wanting control of their reproductive rights. Here are some gains and losses for women around the world in the past year: GAINS 1. Ireland in May voted […]

The Women Who Stole The Show – The Widows

The Women Who Stole The Show – The Widows

Few movies can tackle complicated themes in a film about a heist. Windows does, portraying a world it refuses to apologise for. Christian Tesfaye award 9 out of 10 stars. Heist movies are usually bad, but when they are good, they hit the sweet spot. Widows, featuring a plethora of stars, is one of those […]