Category - women's rights

  • August 23, 2017

    Amnesty International has welcomed the Indian Supreme Court's verdict yesterday that the practice of talaq-e-biddat (known as 'triple talaq') is unconstitutional.

  • August 22, 2017

    An exhibition in Manchester next month is to feature the real-life stories of women who have been imprisoned in Syria during the uprising and conflict of the past six years.

  • February 21, 2017

    Amnesty International has reminded all political parties in Northern Ireland  that abortion reform is unfinished business and must be an urgent priority after the Assembly election, and in any political talks that follow.

  • August 11, 2016

    The Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women's rights activists in the country in the past six months, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations accusing activists of being "spies" who seek the "overthrow" of the government, says Amnesty International.

  • August 11, 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.

  • February 17, 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.

  • December 2, 2012

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

  • April 19, 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.

  • April 16, 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.

  • December 9, 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.