If Meghan, the lucky girl who rode off with handsome Prince Harry, says that she’d prefer to earn her own money and live her own life, thank you very much, how can any of us find solace in the promise romance makes us?
On December 21, Junaid Hafeez, a Pakistani academic, was sentenced to “be hanged by neck till his death” for blasphemy. As an international community, we must stand with the brave Pakistanis calling for justice, and be the voices for those who remain silenced.
“What keeps me on my feet in this prison, while my body bruised and wounded, is my love for the honorable, but tormented, people of this country, and my ideals of justice and freedom. To honor the innocent people’s blood shed atrociously, I pledge to speak the truth, defy tyranny and defend the oppressed until my last breath.”
There are 2.5 billion women and girls on this planet who are impacted by discriminating laws and lack any legal protection. In many countries, as much of 75 percent of the rights of women and girls are not protected in law. But 25 years after the historic UN World Conference on Women in Beijing, leaders are intent on making change.
In the wake of the U.S. decision to kill Iran’s most powerful military leader, Qassem Suleimani, feminist groups are now facing a larger threat than ever before. This move threatens to undo a decades long feminist struggle.
Working mothers need more than a village to raise a child—we need empathetic organizations that willingly provide flexible work schedules and phased returns, sanitary childcare facilities, safe pumping rooms and maternity leaves offered without punishment or penalty.
As we prepare for another decade of feminist struggle, let’s look back at some of the feminist highlights from the last 10 years.
Until our country treats human rights—including access to safe abortion—as a fundamental obligation, our rights, and those of people around the world, remain vulnerable.
“You know, people, people often ask me why I choose the subjects that I do—and it’s really based on my barometer of anger. If something makes me very angry, that’s what I really want to focus on.”
New data from the Asia Foundation shows a growing support for women’s education and employment in Afghanistan. The organization’s poll of 17,812 Afghans demonstrated the progress made in the views of Afghans in regards to women’s rights and their position in public life. According to Afghanistan in 2019: A Survey of the Afghan People—the 15th […]