MeTooEP and the struggle against male power inside the European Parliament

*Interview with Amelia Martinez Lobo, member of the MeTooEP, Parliamentary Assistant for PODEMOS Author: Penny Papaspyropoulou, Human Rights Expert Photo: Sergio Hernández Villarrasa   “What we need is to transform reality, to make the society and therefore institutions like the EP a safe place for women. We do not believe in merely imposing sanctions, our …

Demonstration against violence against women in Rojava

A demonstration against violence against women has taken place in Girkê Legê, Rojava. In Rojava, activities have already begun to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November. Hundreds of women gathered in Girkê Legê upon the call of women’s movement Kongreya Star to demonstrate against violence and killings …

We Have Two Months to Save Israa al-Ghomgham’s Life

Despite widespread rumors, the Saudi Shia activist Israa al-Ghomgham has neither been executed nor sentenced to death. After more than three years in pretrial detention, she is now on trial alongside her husband and four other activists on protest-related charges at Saudi Arabia’s notorious terrorism court. But if the Public Prosecution—an entity that reports directly …

TAKE ACTION WITH THE WOMEN’S EARTH AND CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK IN RESPONSE TO THE SEPTEMBER 2018 GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT

This September 2018, policymakers from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in San Francisco, California, for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS). The Summit’s stated goals are to encourage more action to achieve the aims of the Paris Climate Accord. Recognizing an important political moment to apply pressure and stand for justice, …

#DemandPressFreedom : Israel violates journalists’ rights

As most of the participants and crew from AlAwda (The Return) are being deported from their unlawful detention at Givon prison in Israel, we now have a clearer picture of just how much violence was used  by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) in their attack on the first Freedom Flotilla ship on Sunday. Some participants were repeatedly tasered, …