An art project on two narrow boats hitched together on a canal in northern England is celebrating co-dependency – countering both the racial divide and the massive cuts to women’s services.
When a British person dies abroad under suspicious circumstances, we’d expect the British state to ask why. Where local authorities fail or refuse to investigate, we’d expect it to do so itself. That’s how it’s supposed to work, right? Well, not always.
There has been widespread disappointment that the UN missed a trick in not electing a woman as its new secretary general. Given the scandals that have dogged it, general scepticism about its relevance today, and its inefficacy in the face of the many crises facing the world, perhaps it would have been a poisoned chalice.
I have written this piece essentially as a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn’s, having joined the Labour Party for the very first time in order to vote for him as leader. However, to my dismay and that of other feminists, he has failed to engage with us on a number of issues. Controversy follows closer on … Continue reading
On the last day of the AWID International Forum in Brazil, more than two thousand women came together to help imagine a feminist future, and to look at the hard realities of getting there.
While feminist activists fight for inclusion in social agendas, how far have women’s movements themselves met the challenge of inclusivity? From AWID International Forum in Bahia, Brazil.
9 September 2016 Tax havens and international trade deals are feminist issues. At this year’s AWID conference in Brazil, activists from across the globe are discussing strategies for engaging with these systems. This article is part of 50.50’s in-depth coverage of the 2016 AWID Forum being held on 8th -11th September in Bahia, Brazil. Opening plenary of the 2016 AWID Forum, … Continue reading
8 September 2016 The AWID International Forum in Bahia has started. We meet some of the 2,000 women brought together under the ‘Feminist Futures’ banner, including a lesson from Tanzania in how to employ a holistic approach. Women arriving at the AWID conference, Bahia, Brazil. This article is part of 50.50’s in-depth coverage of the 2016 AWID … Continue reading
18 August 2016 With police violence against Black communities giving rise to the #Blacklivesmatter campaign, anniversaries of civil rights victories are an opportunity to bring to light the invisible actors behind historic moments. Jo Ann Robinson, Head of the Women’s Political Council which initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott In 2013, Angela Davis came to the … Continue reading
20 June 2016 Is optimism in the future of revolutionary change misplaced in a region torn apart by war and a society where patriarchy has been so entrenched? Part 6 of Witnessing the Rojava revolution. Members of Kongra Star, the women’s umbrella organisation in Rojava, northern Syria. This is the obvious question to ask – … Continue reading