Tag Archives: International

The Feministing Five: Mallika Dutt

TweetGlobal activist Mallika Dutt is passionately committed to ending violence against women and girls. As she sees it, “Gender violence against women is a human rights issue and it’s the biggest human rights pandemic on this planet. Bar none.  It is imperative that everyone understands their role and place in doing something.” Since founding Breakthrough, [...]
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The Savita Effect? How abortion policies really get liberalized

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Grace Wilentz. Grace is a feminist activist and writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She is also a member of the South-based feminist alliance RESURJ: Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice. View previous  coverage of Savita Halappanavar and abortion in Ireland here.  At the start of this year, a new law went [...]
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The Feministing Five: Lovisa Stannow

Tweet The next time you are looking forward a wonder woman, look no further than Lovoisa Stannow. An established activist and current executive director of Just Detention International, she upholds an extraordinarily difficult yet vital mission — to help end sexual abuse in prisons. In her words, “its the idea that no one should suffer from [...]
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Guest post: What motivated the raids on sex workers in Soho?

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest post from Mitzi Poesener. Mitzi Poesener is the pseudonym of a British sex worker, writer, and activist, living and working in London. It’s been six days since the raids on sex workers in Soho, and there is still rampant speculation about the real motives behind the actions. The operation [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

TweetDo Muslim women need saving? Lila Abu-Lughod’s question challenges what has become, in her words, the “new common sense”: a “moral mainstreaming of global women’s rights” that urges Westerners to intervene on behalf of faraway women held hostage by “backwards” religious beliefs. As feminists, we might see reason to celebrate a global, energized focus on [...]
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