The massive movement of the refugees/migrants in the hot summer of 2015

Contribution to the meeting of the Feminist Network of the European Left Party-EL-FEM in 24th of November The massive movement of refugees this summer exceeded anything after the Bosnian war, but some say after the 2nd World War. Of course, it is the result of wars in the whole Asia area, and more. “Regular” imperialist …

UNHCR concerned at reports of sexual violence against refugee women and children

GENEVA, Oct 23 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said today it was concerned by “credible testimonies” it has received of sexual violence and abuse against refugee and migrant women and children on the move in Europe and called on authorities to take steps to ensure their protection. So far this year, more than 644,000 …

Feminists are failing Muslim women by supporting racist French laws

By Christine Delphy Is mainstream French feminism racist? I co-founded Nouvelles Questions Feministes (New Feminist Issues) with Simone de Beauvoir in 1977 and have long been involved with Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF) but increasingly, it’s clear to me that French attitudes towards the hijab and Muslim women are not just incomprehensible, but reprehensible. The …