Women’s News

April 20, 2016

International conference in Reykjavík 22­–23 October, 2015. 100 years celebration of women’s suffrage

2015 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in Iceland, as well as in Denmark. A part of the celebration in Iceland is an international conference to be held in Reykjavík 22­–23 October. The aim of the conference is to reflect on the 100 years of women’s suffrage in the Nordic countries, but also to stimulate broader critical and transnational thinking on the current status of women’s civil rights and political participation. An important part of the conference agenda will be […]
April 5, 2016

Afghanistan’s First Female Street Artist Brings Feminism To City Walls

This work of street art was made by Shamsia Hassani, widely known as the first prominent woman street artist in Afghanistan. Hassani was born in 1988 in Tehran to Afghan parents, eventually moving to Kabul to pursue her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in visual art. She currently resides in Kabul, where she turns the city’s walls into colorful canvases that spread a message of peace and hope to her community. A woman in a purple hijab sits playing the piano, […]
April 5, 2016

XXII International Congress of Women in Legal Careers

Fundamental Rights of Women On the auspicious city of Barcelona, ​​Spain, the XXII International Congress of Women in Legal Careers took place at the Museum Barcelona’s seafront between the 14th and the 18th of October 2015. Among many guided issues in the Congress, Dr. Osvalda Joana, and Judicial Magistrate of the Supreme Court of Mozambique. Vice-President, Councilor and member of the Bureau of International Federation of Women in Legal Careers devoted her time to talk about the trafficking of people […]
November 28, 2015

Maldives Deputy Minister of Law and Gender calls to end VAW

A message from one of our members, Nadira Aminath, Deputy Minister at Ministry of Law and Gender, Maldives. Yes Together we can prevent and Eliminate Gender based Violence, violence against Women and children. Going Orange for International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women
September 25, 2015

WNC at Feministing Foreign Policy – A Global Conversation in Ottawa

A global conversation with Nobel Peace Laureates and Canadian thought leaders in advance of the federal election, with reflections from Ottawa-Centre Candidates. Keynote Speakers: Tawakkol Karman, Shirin Ebadi, Mairead Maguire and Jody Williams with: Joanna Kerr and Monia Mazigh Date and Time: Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 6:30 PM On September 15, 2015, three Nobel peace laureates joined Canadian women thought-leaders in Ottawa for an inspiring pre-federal election conversation on the potential for feminist ideas and approaches to transform foreign policy. […]
July 15, 2015

Jalal Foundation promotes rights of women

We condemned with strongest indignation the increasing incidents of public executions, beheadings, murders, rapes, beatings, and other forms of violence against Afghan women through holding demonstrations, human rights chains and organizing gatherings to protest on 17 July 2015 in Kabul.  More specifically, we hold the Taliban responsible for the many incidents of poisoning that victimized 2,000 school girls in various parts of the country since last year.  This is a clear criminal act which betrays how much the Taliban and […]
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