Rwanda – President Orders Release of Women & Girls Jailed for Abortions

Women’s rights activists welcome the presidential pardon of 367 female prisoners as evidence of progress. By Samuel Okiror – April 5, 2019 The women are expected to be released immediately under the presidential prerogative. “Pursuant to the powers conferred upon him by the laws … the president of the republic informed the cabinet meeting that …

Betraying women and free thought in the name of Christchurch massacres

By Marieme Helie Lucas, 24 March 2019 Open letter 
To people of good will, solidarising with victims of the Christchurch massacre To New Zealand Prime Minister, To Mount Royal’s University directors in Calgary, Canada New Zealand Prime Minister, in Islamic head covering In response to massacres perpetrated by extreme-right white supremacists in 2 mosques in …

Beyond March 8th: Toward a Feminist International

Proposed by Sonia Mitralia The International Women’s Strike is part of a transnational feminist wave, and women around the globe are fighting against reactionary political forces and standing up for the most oppressed and exploited. For the third consecutive year the new transnational feminist wave has called for a day of global mobilization on 8 March: …

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 …