Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia’s first female president

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president. Ms Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state. Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women. …

Pussy Riot : Interview Maria Alyokhina

Pussy Riot is a loosely-defined, mostly anonymous radical performance art collective from Russia, its members involved in various punk rock, activist theatre. Two of its members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria (Masha) Alyokhina, became internationally famous in 2012 when three members of an all-female punk band were detained while attempting to perform in a cathedral of …

Turkey – Increase in Femicide Killings & Sexual Assault of Women & Girls

Femicide is the gender-related crime where females, from embryo to fetus, infant to child, adult to old, are murdered or forced to commit suicide by a man merely because “they are females” or because “they are acting against the social codes of their gender identity”. Femicides must not be perceived as murders in which only …

Bangladesh – Girl Student Burned to Death for Reporting Sexual Abuse by Teacher.

The 19-year-old was killed after she accused a teacher of harassing her, sparking protests in the South Asian nation. Bangladeshi women hold banners and photographs of schoolgirl Nusrat Jahan Rafi at a protest in Dhaka [AFP] 19 April 2019 – A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her headteacher after …