Wanted: A feminist lens on climate action!

1/7/2020 Article by Kalyani Menon Sen What decades of advocacy on climate change could not do, Covid-19 has done. Motivated by terror of an invisible but deadly enemy, millions of people have withdrawn from public spaces. Buses, trucks and cars have disappeared from our streets. Airports and train stations are silent and empty. Shops and …

How Malta’s abortion taboo leaves women in despair

26/6/2020 Sent by Leo Kalovyrnas   Border closures have trapped women seeking safe terminations and exposed the plight of those who cannot afford to travel. The nurse who told Marija she was still pregnant thought she was giving her patient good news. She chided Marija, who was seven weeks along, for not starting her vitamins …

COVID-19: Stopping the rise in domestic violence during lockdown

Proposed by Vera Siaterli PRESS RELEASE 7-4-20 Cases of domestic violence rose by a third in some EU countries following lockdown Member states should provide victims with flexible tools to report abuse ♦ Places in violence protection facilities and shelters must be increased Women will be hit much harder by the post-coronavirus economic crisis ♦ …

Statement of Feminists and Women’s Rights Organizations from the Global South

Call for a Feminist COVID-19 Policy The following statement has been endorsed by nearly 1160 individuals and women’s networks and organizations globally, from more than 100 countries, to demand States to adopt a feminist policy to address the extraordinary challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner that is consistent with human rights standards and principles. This initiative was …