Pussy Riot : Interview Maria Alyokhina

Pussy Riot is a loosely-defined, mostly anonymous radical performance art collective from Russia, its members involved in various punk rock, activist theatre. Two of its members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria (Masha) Alyokhina, became internationally famous in 2012 when three members of an all-female punk band were detained while attempting to perform in a cathedral of …

Turkey – Increase in Femicide Killings & Sexual Assault of Women & Girls

Femicide is the gender-related crime where females, from embryo to fetus, infant to child, adult to old, are murdered or forced to commit suicide by a man merely because “they are females” or because “they are acting against the social codes of their gender identity”. Femicides must not be perceived as murders in which only …

To Mov in the Rohingya refugee camp, the largest in the world

By Alexia Tsouni Interview with Shahnaj Parvin, Protection Coordinator in ActionAid Bangladesh on 30 April 2019.   – Hello and thank you for speaking to our feminist organization The Purple (To Mov) from Greece. Please introduce yourself and tell us about the valuable work you are doing here.   – Thank you for giving me …

Cyprus serial killer case exposes abuse of migrant women

Cyprus has been left devastated after an army officer confessed to the murder of five migrant women and two girls, in what is believed to be the island’s first serial killing.  By Rosie Blunt –  May 2,  2019 Amid the shock, protesters have accused police of failing properly to investigate the victims’ disappearances because of …

Rwanda – President Orders Release of Women & Girls Jailed for Abortions

Women’s rights activists welcome the presidential pardon of 367 female prisoners as evidence of progress. By Samuel Okiror – April 5, 2019 The women are expected to be released immediately under the presidential prerogative. “Pursuant to the powers conferred upon him by the laws … the president of the republic informed the cabinet meeting that …