Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Women's rights activists stage flash mobs across Germany

Carl Nasman – Deutsche Welle – Wednesday, 19 February 2014 In Germany and around the world, demonstrators are trying to encourage public discussion of women’s rights and draw attention to gender violence. Dozens of demonstrations were held in Germany over the weekend. Meanwhile in Europe, thousands of women marched through Madrid in early February, protesting […]

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Grappling to Give Uganda’s Fistula Patients Dignity

Amy Fallon – IPS – Friday, 22 November 2013 (originally published 19 Nov) KAMPALA
, Nov 19 2013 (IPS) – Ever since giving birth to a stillborn baby 15 years ago, Mary*, a peasant farmer from Mubende District in central Uganda, has continuously leaked urine. In Uganda, two percent of women of a reproductive age have […]

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

AlertNet – Tuesday, 04 December 2012 The Danish Refugee Council is raising awareness about gender based violence in the refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State as a part of the global campaign ‘16 days of activism’. In the kick-off event, refugee youth performed a drama with a clear message: no to gender based […]

Amnesty International celebrates 30 years in Portugal (President Lucília José Justino remembers)

Amnesty International celebrates 30 years in Portugal (President Lucília José Justino remembers)

Eloise Walton – Amnesty International – Thursday, 25 August 2011 (originally published 20 Aug) The Portugal branch of worldwide human rights organisation Amnesty International (AI) is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary. In an exclusive interview with The Portugal News, Portugal’s AI President, Lucília José Justino talks about the organisation’s founding, its campaigns and activities […]

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Beyond Good Intentions: The Promise and Peril of Citizen Engagement with Foreign Policy

Women News Network – WNN Podcast portal What were the accomplishments and failures of the U.S. grassroots movements that responded to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, and how do these lessons apply to grassroots movements in general? Rachel Davis from the Carnegie New Leaders Program interviews award-winning Washington Post journalist for Sudan and fellow of […]