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5 ways women use tech to empower, defend and educate

5 ways women use tech to empower, defend and educate

Extraordinary advances in technology as well as its increased accessibility have meant a change in how we mobilize and advocate… Read More »

Jody Williams: Reflections from Sepur Zarco

Jody Williams: Reflections from Sepur Zarco

  “Thank you for continuing your support. Please don’t abandon us. I will die soon but I want to leave… Read More »

The women behind #BlackLivesMatter

The women behind #BlackLivesMatter

Three black women activists – Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza – came together to create #BlackLivesMatter in response… Read More »

10 women to watch at Rio Olympics 2016

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/caster-semenya-south-african-speedster-challenging-the-sex-divide-in-sports-1.3011528

As competition begins in Rio, Brazil, here are 10 inspirational female athletes to follow during the Olympic Games. The International… Read More »

Women-led initiatives promote nonviolence in the US

Women-led initiatives promote nonviolence in the US

In July we witnessed several horrible incidents of gun violence in the United States. These tragedies draw our attention to the systemic… Read More »

Brazil still dangerous for women as Olympics begin

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazil-Beach-Covered-with-Panties-in-Anti-Rape-Protest-20160607-0006.html

As the world looks toward Brazil for the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the country is coping internally… Read More »

Women in the aftermath of Turkey’s coup

Women in the aftermath of Turkey's coup

After an attempted military coup in Turkey on July 15, the future of women’s rights in Turkey is precarious. There… Read More »

Bemba sentenced to 18 years for war crimes & rape

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/jun/21/jean-pierre-bemba-sentenced-to-18-years-in-prison-by-international-criminal-court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced former Congolese Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba to 18 years in prison for crimes against humanity and… Read More »

Laureates call for release of Guatemalan political prisoners

Laureates call for release of Guatemalan political prisoners

Update: On July 22, the seven defenders were released from prison and charges were dropped against them. One of the… Read More »

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