Category - women's rights

  • 11 Aug 2013

    An afternoon of rebellion for women's rights and dignity was enjoyed by participants at Just Festival yesterday afternoon (Saturday 10th August), gathering at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh.

  • 17 Feb 2013

    A dancing flash mob erupted in the cafeteria at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 February, as part of the One Billion Rising initiative.

  • 2 Dec 2012

    The draft constitution approved by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly poses serious human rights problems, a number of NGOs have said.

  • 19 Apr 2012

    Key aspects of Christian (and notably Christendom) tradition have been used to cement or justify women's oppression. But dismissing Christianity simply as something to be thankfully consigned to history means consigning all the achievements of women who have identified themselves as Christian alongside it, says Alison Jasper. From this perspective, all Christian women are victims if not collaborators. A rounder picture is needed.

  • 16 Apr 2011

    Just as women’s rights would never have been won without women at the helm, poverty will never be truly addressed until those who experience it firsthand are at the heart of the process.

  • 9 Dec 2010

    The Fawcett Society has pledged to keep up pressure on the government over gender equality and has welcomed a further EHRC investigation of the issue.

  • 9 May 2008

    Rowan Williams' recent lecture on the religious grounding of universal human rights raised difficult questions about the status of women in relation to freedom for faith.