Articles about 'violence against women and girls'

Why can’t Theresa May put women first?

The Human Rights Act is a lifesaving piece of legislation for women, so why, asks Jennifer Hudson, is the Prime Minister so keen to scrap it?

Guest Blogger // 6 March 2017

Categories: Blog

Not every film about rape is a feminist film

Sophie Mayer on why she won't be seeing Elle, Paul Verhoeven's latest film which opens in cinemas soon

Guest Blogger // 27 February 2017

Categories: Blog

Not guilty does not mean innocent

The overturning of Ched Evans’ rape conviction isn’t just an exception, it’s a threat to the fabric of institutions that campaign to protect women, writes Rashida Islam

Guest Blogger // 22 October 2016

Categories: Blog

Staying in for women’s rights

With the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU approaching, Megan Stodel has been looking into the EU’s record on gender equality and women’s rights

Megan Stodel // 20 June 2016

Categories: Features, Politics and Current Affairs, Violence, Work and Play

The hidden work of being a woman in public

Fiona Vera-Gray writes about how Doll’s Eye Theatre are bringing street harassment to the stage

Guest Blogger // 29 April 2016

Categories: Blog

Giving evidence in a sexual abuse trial: hilarious

Philippa writes about the jury in a sexual abuse trial laughing at a witness giving evidence

Philippa Willitts // 21 March 2014

Categories: Blog

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: a reflection and celebration

Rani outlines the progress that has been made in tackling FGM in the UK and Africa and considers what more needs to be done to end this form of abuse

Rani // 6 February 2014

Categories: Blog

Hall, Saatchi and male violence against women

A mini rant about male violence, abuse apologism and victim blaming, after yesterday's news

Laura // 18 June 2013

Categories: Blog

Defend women’s right to participation

Rowan Harvey highlights what the UK needs to do to support Afghan women's political representation and participation in the country's peace process

No Women No Peace // 29 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Support Afghanistan’s human rights heroines

When you read about Afghan women, it's usually as victims. But there's another side to the story. Jawed Nader of the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG) says Afghan human rights heroines are risking their lives to stand up for their rights - and they need international support

No Women No Peace // 18 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Women in Afghanistan: making promises a reality

Jen Wilkins, a volunteer with Amnesty UK, sets out what the UK government can do to help end violence against women in Afghanistan

No Women No Peace // 15 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Make it happen

Philippa talks about Annie Lennox's new campaign to end gender-based violence, and shares the campaign video

Philippa Willitts // 12 March 2013

Categories: Blog

Women’s participation, contribution and social presence: withdrawal at what cost?

Samira Hamidi, an Afghan woman activist, shares her perspective on what has changed for women in Afghanistan since 2002 and the challenges they face in the coming years following the withdrawal of international troops

No Women No Peace // 8 March 2013

Categories: Blog

No women, no peace.

Chitra Nagarajan and Rhiannon Redpath introduce the No women, no peace. campaign with a brief overview of women's rights in Afghanistan

Guest Blogger // 7 March 2013

Categories: Blog

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