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Women’s Rights

Women’s Rights: Reality bites

Two quotes and a graphic for International Women’s Day. President Michael D. Higgins (May 24th, 2016) Women and Girls – Catalysing Action to Achieve Gender

Heavy lifting: women and water

As ever, there’s good news and bad news.  The good news is that the MDG Goal to increase the population with access to safe drinking

The empowering Burkini

Just imagine you’re sat relaxing in the sun during the summer. You have a swim in the beautiful waters of the French Riviera. Along come

The links between the ‘B’ and ‘F’ words

Toni Pyke reflects on breastfeeding, Feminism and social media during World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (1 – 7 August). ……………………………………………….. In what continues to be popularly

Erasure and the World Cup

The balls for this year’s FIFA World Cup were made by predominately female workers earning €122 a month in the Forward Sport factory in East Pakistan.

What’s so scary about smart girls?

*This blog is crossposted  from the Half The Sky Movement website. Nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted in April. Malala Yousafzai was shot for speaking

International Women’s Day 2012

Today is the 101st International Women’s Day! First emerging as a day of celebration from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation is a hugely contentious issue worldwide. According to a report published by the  WHO, UNESCO, UNIFEM and others, FGM is practiced in