women

  • 6 Nov 2012

    A prominent Chinese women’s rights activist, Mao Hengfeng, has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years in a labour camp, amid protests.

  • 31 Oct 2012

    Sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina shattered the lives of thousands of women, a new human rights briefing says.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    An Edinburgh festival discussion has sought to look at how women’s experience can reshape what gets labelled ‘religion’ in fresh, positive ways.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    Women's' experience and feminist theology has asked deep and difficult questions about the role of women within and across all of the world's religions.

  • 15 Aug 2012

    A stimulating, comedic and controversial one-woman show comes to Edinburgh tomorrow night, defying simplistic portrayals of Muslim women.

  • 12 Jul 2012

    The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination, says Amnesty International.

  • 7 Jun 2012

    Last-minute changes have complicated the Church of England’s slow progress towards allowing women to be bishops, says Savi Hensman. Attempts to placate opponents are unhelpfully stalling the process further.

  • 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.

  • 10 Apr 2012

    When governments are displaced they can persist within contemporary states as ‘religions’ that maintain their patriarchal origins and character, says Professor Naomi Goldenberg. Since women’s challenges to male domination have only met with some success in recent times within fairly contemporary forms of statecraft, if earlier states known as ‘religions’ are allowed too much authority over domains such as ‘the family’ or ‘the home,’ women will be the losers, she argues.

  • 8 Mar 2012

    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe women have been heavily using social media to focus global attention on areas where inequalities prevail.