Category - women

  • November 25, 2011

    Cambodian women are increasingly at the forefront of the struggle against a wave of forced evictions sweeping the country, says a new report.

  • November 24, 2011

    In 1999, the UN General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • October 8, 2011

    The decision by the Nobel Peace Prize committee to recognize the work of women's rights activists has been commended by Amnesty International.

  • October 7, 2011

    This month marks 10 years of international intervention in Afghanistan. Liberating its women was one of the justifications given for the US led NATO intervention in the country and toppling the Taliban – a regime that made female education illegal and forbade women to hold jobs or even to leave the house without a male family member.

  • October 4, 2011

    A new book from the World Council of Churches offers fresh perspectives on parenting, especially in context of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • September 25, 2011

    Two UK government initiatives to improve the lives of women in the developing world have been welcomed by Christian Aid this past week.

  • September 21, 2011

    Colombia has failed to tackle the lack of justice for women and girl survivors during the country's long-running armed conflict, says a new report.

  • June 13, 2011

    Yemen has been much in the news of late – and the situation there is often portrayed rather negatively. Ekklesia’s Simon Barrow interviewed Progressio’s enterprising on-the-ground representative in Yemen, Abeer Al-Absi, to find out how she sees the situation, and to discover how the strands of hope can be threaded together. The discussion includes the role of women and the HIV-AIDS challenge.

  • June 2, 2011

    The Egyptian authorities have been challenged to bring those responsible for ordering or conducting forced ‘virginity tests’ to justice promptly.

  • May 26, 2011

    Sport is part of a cultural and economic system, but it does not have to be repressive, even though sometimes - not least from a gender perspective - it is, writes Colette Gilhooley. There are also interesting links to be made and observed between the discourses and practices of sport and religion.