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, …

SAUDI ARABIA – MORE WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ARRESTED – UN ALARMED

The UN has expressed concern over the continuing and “apparently arbitrary” crackdown on Saudi human rights activists after two more prominent female campaigners were arrested in the kingdom. Samar Badawi, an internationally recognised activist, and Nassima al-Sadah, a co-founding member of Al-Adalah Center for Human Rights, were detained earlier this week. At least 15 prominent …

Global call for action to end worldwide discrimination and abuse of women journalists

Dozens of delegates at the IFJ’s gender council conference – from Asia to the Americas and Europe to the Middle East – have issued a global call for action to address the violence, poverty and discrimination faced by women worldwide. Meeting in Santander, Spain on 25 and 26 May, delegates condemned: The violence and harassment …

Israeli conscientious objector Atalya Ben Abba in Athens-feminist antimilitarist meeting

Presentation Sissy Vovou In May 10, Atalya ben Abba was invited to Athens by the feminist organisation TO MOV (tomov.gr) for a public meeting with the main aim to highlight the occupation of Palestine by the israeli state and to stand against it through the words of resistance in Israel.  Here is a video-interview, and …