Ireland – Referendum on Abortion Reform to Be Held by the End of May

Photo: Rally for abortion rights in Dublin last year calling for the repeal of the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images Henry McDonald, Ireland Correspondent National plebiscite on abolishing the eighth amendment and allowing pregnancy terminations up to 12 weeks 29 Jan 2018 – The Irish government has confirmed that it …

Syrian Kurds mourn female fighter shown mutilated in video

Thousands of Kurds gathered in Syria’s Afrin Saturday to mourn fighters and civilians killed in a blistering Turkish assault on the region — including female combattant Barin Kobani. But there was no casket for the young woman fighter. Her mutilated body appeared in a shocking video published earlier this week, prompting accusations by her family …

India outcry after eight-month-old baby raped

Photo: All India Students Association An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped, allegedly by her cousin, in the Indian capital Delhi. Police say she is in a critical condition after being admitted to hospital on Sunday. They have arrested the 28-year-old cousin. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who visited the girl, described her …

Iran: Women’s role in the recent mass demonstrations

A lone women, without a hijab, waves a white scarf as part of the White Wednesday movement, Tehran, Iran. Posted Jan. 10, 2018. The spread of several social campaigns for women’s empowerment in Iran are challenging the perception that their role in the Iranian protests was only about standing up against compulsory hijab. By Stefania …

Free Ahed Tamimi and all the children detained in Israel

Today, the 13th of January 2018, in Athens, we are protesting and demanding the release of Ahed Tamimi, her mother and the 300 children detained in the prisons of Israel, participating in the international campaign. Ahed is in detention since December 19, and, according to her attorney Gaby Lasky, the incident did not warrant a …