Argentine Senate rejects safe abortion bill; activists say struggle will continue

The vote occurred even as over 1.5 million people mobilized in front of Congress demanding “Legal abortion now!” Gatherings also took place around the world The Argentine Senate rejected the Bill of Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy on Thursday despite hundreds of thousands of people gathering outside the congress in support of the bill that would …

Five Reasons Migration Is a Feminist Issue

The needs of women and girl migrants are falling through the cracks. Izdihar, a Syrian refugee in Jordan. © UNFPA Jordan/Sima Diab UNFPA-April 9, 2018 – UNITED NATIONS, New York – International leaders are convening at United Nations Headquarters, New York, to discuss the critical issue of migration and human mobility, a megatrend that is reshaping the global landscape. …

Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8 Months Under Plea Bargain,claims ‘no justice’ after ruling

‘No Justice Under Occupation:’ Ahed Tamimi Sentenced to 8 Months Under Plea Bargain She was arrested in December after a video showing her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral. Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman were sentenced to eight months in prison and a US$1,500 fine as their legal team accepted a plea bargain with military …

Syria – Rape Used as a Wide-Scale Weapon Of War

RAPE IS A WEAPON OF WAR WIELDED AGAINST GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SYRIA, U.N. REPORT SAYS Rape has been used as a weapon by those fighting in Syria’s seven-year civil war and others preying on refugees fleeing the conflict, according to the United Nations. A report released Thursday by the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria …