While Trump is talking about closing borders and deporting Muslims and Brexit begins to take shape, a women’s migrant organization in Greece offers Europe and the world a startling alternative: solidarity.
While 2016 saw a US milestone with the presumptive nomination of Hillary Clinton, in Iceland, a woman on the ballot is not such a big deal.
Women have been conspicuously absent from the debates surrounding the Brexit referendum.
Oumo, from sub-Saharan Africa, was forced to trade sex twice for a fake passport and passage to Turkey on her way to Greece. Noor, a pregnant mother of two, was freezing and in severe pain as she waited for a train near the Serbian-Croatian border, unknowingly sitting just meters away from medical services. The journey […]
Following planned attacks on women on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, more than 500 reports have been made, 40 percent involving sexual assault. In other German cities such as Hamburg, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, similar cases were also filed. In Cologne, the police have arrested 21 suspects so far, most of whom have been identified as men from […]
Imagine being uprooted from your community and having to flee for your life with just a few of your belongings. Imagine that, on top of having to navigate such hardship, you’re also menstruating. Where would you access pads, tampons, liners? It’s not exactly something that those managing refugees camps would think to prioritize when already attempting to provide […]
This past Saturday, a drone flying from Frankfurt, Germany safely delivered abortion-inducing pills to Słubice, Poland. The drone’s flight marks the first successful effort by Women on Waves and other pro-abortion groups based in Eastern Europe to provide abortion services in this way. Abortion is legal in Germany, but has been harshly restricted in Poland since 1993. […]
Groups of protestors around the U.K. have gathered in recent weeks to express their frustration with new laws prohibiting certain sex acts from being performed in porn films. The restrictions were imposed late last year by British lawmakers. The list of banned acts includes: physical or verbal abuse; strangulation; penetration by any object “associated with […]
On Saturday, September 13, the day before the Swedish general election, the leader of the Feminist Initiative (FI) party, Gudrun Schyman, joined U.S. music superstar Pharrell Williams on stage in front of nearly 10,000 people. It was the last big political stunt in what has been called a “super election year.” For the past eight […]
There was a lot of excitement this week when what was thought to be an act of defiance came out of Russia: Two women athletes locked lips on the winners podium after winning a 4 x 400 meter relay in Moscow. Russian runners Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova were believed to be taking a symbolic […]