Women seasonal workers exploited and raped in Spain

In Greece, we had a horror racist crime involving strawberry workers in the area of Manolada-Ilia, where over 200 workers made a protest demanding their due salaries for 6 months, which were very low anyway, under conditions of harsh exploitation. The answer of the bosses’ thugs was to shoot against them, wounding 20 workers, in …

Palestinian Women’s Political Participation and Access to Decision-Making

Top image: Palestinian women leaders met at a National Gathering in November 2016 to engage in a dialogue and address some of the issues that concern women in the context of politics and communities. Photo courtesy of MIFTAH. Challenges and Prospects By: Courtesy of MIFTAH What is political participation? A prevalent misconception tends to restrict political …

Feminist victory in Argentina: House of Representatives passes law decriminalizing abortion

After 30 years of campaigning, the decriminalization of abortion is close to becoming a reality Close to one million Argentinians gathered outside Congress in the capital Buenos Aires on Wednesday, June 13, to show their support for the Bill being discussed in the House of Representatives that would decriminalize the ‘voluntary interruption of a pregnancy’ …

Women perceive disadvantage in competition for leadership roles

Seventy-two per cent of women working in UK universities believe men are at an advantage when pursuing top jobs, Advance HE survey says Almost three-quarters of women working in UK higher education believe that men have a better chance of achieving a leadership role, a new poll suggests. Some 72 per cent of more than 2,000 …