“Inclusivity means real representation: not just elites getting a seat at the table. Being at the table is a means, not the end.”
In January 2018, a BBC article declared that the Taliban had full control of 4 percent of Afghanistan’s territory and an active presence in another 66 percent of the country. Researchers at Feminist Majority Foundation, dubious of the BBC map and other similar public accounts based on territorial analysis, decided to do a study using population data.
The Trump administration’s approach to foreign relations with Iran has worsened existing humanitarian crises for women and created new ones. But women in Iran will continue to fight back.
As the Trump administration tries to negotiate peace with the men of the Taliban, Afghanistan’s women are drawing their red line.
“If I was to give advice to my 17-year-old self, I would say: you go girl—now go teach others.”
Women are uniquely caught in the crosshairs of Sudan’s civilian crisis—and they’re also forming a front line in its unfolding revolution.
June has been a momentous month for gender equality in Canada.
Feminist advocates last week met with leading lawmakers on Capitol Hill to amplify calls for an equitable peace process in Afghanistan being made by women on the ground.
Abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 “Mother’s Day Proclamation” called for advancing peace and equality. Centuries later, her words still ring true.
The work to change our responses to sexual violence—in conflict and at home—is the work that many of us have dedicated our lives to, and you can be sure that we will press on. I wish I could say the same for our country.