21 year old Eleni Topaloudi: Gang rape and murder in Rhodos

By Sissy Vovou Member of the editorial committee of the feminist website tomov.gr In the beautiful Greek island of Rhodos, a tourist attraction for many, a terrible femicide took place on the 28th of November. A young woman was found nude (wearing only her bra) in a deserted, inaccessible and rocky beach. The investigations started …

SYRIA – UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF ATTACKS ON SYRIA’S SCHOOLS

As a result of attacks against schools, hundreds of teachers have been killed, scores have left the country, and many others simply no longer show up for work. Damaged transportation infrastructure makes it difficult to even get to school, and frequent arrests of students and teachers who do make it and are believed to be …

CALL FOR PEACE IN EUROPE – WOMEN IN BLACK – MADRID

Women in Black, Madrid, recently published the call that follows A presentation of the international network follows 2019 CALL FOR PEACE IN EUROPE FROM MADRID, SPAIN, WOMEN IN BLACK AGAINST WAR A hundred and four years ago, more than one hundred English pacifist women wrote a letter to women in Germany and Austria calling for …

Saudi Arabia: First female rights defender facing death penalty

Worldwide Movement for Human Rights Saudi Arabia: First female rights defender facing death penalty, to appear before Court on January 13 Paris-Geneva, January 11, 2019 – Human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham will appear before the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh on January 13, 2019 for participating in peaceful pro-democracy protests. After spending more than three years …

Greece: Violence against women-an overview

The most serious factor undermining women’s lives Speech of Sissy Vovou* in the Summer University of Rosa Luxembourg Foundation in Belgrade,  3-10-2018 More than 150 participants from 90 countries, majority women, in the summer University of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Belgrade, 30-9 to 4-10 2018. Unfortunately due to many obligations I was unable to make a …