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June 3, 2018

Building Bridges Between Women Judges of the World

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) held its 14th biennial international conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Wednesday 2 May to Sunday 6 May 2018. This year’s theme focused on Building Bridges between Women Judges of the World with the presence of 900 female judges from 80 countries. “More women – more justice”, was the slogan of this year’s conference which was successfully organized by prominent women judges from five continents. Some of the topics of discussion included the […]
June 22, 2017

Women are a Force for Change: Turning the Tide Towards Parity

Central to our mission at Women’s Network for Change (hereafter ‘WNC’) is to defend and uphold the hard-earned values of the equality movement while, importantly, fostering the necessary steps towards realizing gender equality in our lifetime, and securing its possibility for generations to come. What sets WNC’s efforts apart is our commitment to promoting parity through praxis. In all our efforts, we strive to promote women’s empowerment with the understanding that gender equality must be earned in, and through, historical […]
August 29, 2016

Women’s Participation in the Colombian Peace Process

The armed conflict between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dates back to the armed peasant movements in the early 1960s. Five decades after, the protracted armed conflict saw thousands of deaths, thousands of forced disappearances, and forced displacement of nearly 7 million Colombians. An estimated 3 million women have been forcibly displaced by the five-decade armed conflict. A significant number of women played a big part in the Colombian armed conflict as 40% […]
July 17, 2016

There is no honor in honor killings

Qandeel Baloch: Pakistani social media star strangled by her brother Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent ‘honor killing’ in the province of Punjab, police say. Ms Baloch, 26, recently caused controversy by posting controversial pictures of herself on social media, including one with her alongside a Muslim cleric. Police say she was strangled to death. Cases of women being killed for‘dishonoring’ their family are commonplace in Pakistan. Baloch’s father Muhammad Azeem […]
April 28, 2016

Meet Ibtihaj Muhammad

FENCER / TEAM USA I remember playing many different sports as a kid — as a Muslim youth — and always looking different from my teammates, and having to change the uniforms to where I was wearing long pants or long sleeves when my teammates were wearing shorts and tank tops. That feeling of always being different — it was uncomfortable… When I discovered fencing, I remember putting on my fencing mask, and for the first time, feeling like I […]