Israel – Women Protest over Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

A moment of silence was held to mark killings of 24 women and girls in Israel this year. Red shoes on display in Tel Aviv as part of the protest calling for an end to violence against women.  Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA Thousands of Israeli women have protested against domestic violence in a nationwide strike, calling …

Amnesty International withdraws human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi

Proposed by Alexia Tsouni 12 November 2018, 17:29 UTC Amnesty International announced today that it has withdrawn its highest honour, the Ambassador of Conscience Award, from Aung San Suu Kyi, in light of the Myanmar leader’s shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for. On 11 November, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Kumi Naidoo wrote …

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 …