Gender and Feminisms

10.05.2021

Siloist Manifesto of Women and Dissidence

Siloist Manifesto of Women and Dissidence

We, Siloist Humanists, Messengers and Teachers of the School of Silo, listen to the millenary clamour that runs through the planet, that which springs from the entrails of the History of this patriarchal civilisation, which today pushes  strongly to transform the world. In this way we add our contribution, shedding… »

10.05.2021

Europe: Redouble Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Europe: Redouble Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Mark Istanbul Convention’s 10th Anniversary with Action Council of Europe member states should reinforce efforts to combat violence against women by swiftly ratifying and carrying out a landmark regional convention on women’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch released two videos today that explain the… »

05.05.2021

Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike

Russian feminist activist Yulia Tsvetkova announces hunger strike

Human rights groups have labeled Tsvetkova a prisoner of conscience Written by Tanya Lokot Yulia Tsvetkova, an LGBT activist and feminist artist who is facing a prison sentence on charges of distributing pornographic images for sharing “body-positive” drawings on social media, has announced she is going… »

03.05.2021

In the name of the mother: the fight over naming politics in Central Asia

In the name of the mother: the fight over naming politics in Central Asia

Giving a mother’s or a father’s name to children at birth has become a battleground for activists in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Uprooting naming conventions is no easy task, but activists in Central Asia, especially women and LGBTQI+ people, are defying the traditions that encircle identity. One of these traditions is… »

20.04.2021

Face 2 Face with Willa France

Face 2 Face with Willa France

LIVE SHOW: Wednesday, April 21st at 6:30 PM EST On this show we are speaking with Willa France, a transwoman with careers in naval architecture, marine engineering and then law. The discussion will revolve around Scientists engaged to find a biological explanation for the existence of trans, and, more generally, LGBTQ and the Humanist… »

19.04.2021

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

By Sania Farooqui On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year old Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested by the Haryana police for protesting outside a factory. During the lockdown in 2020, Nodeep joined a local… »

13.04.2021

The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

By Philippe Benoit and Jully Meriño As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic… »

12.04.2021

Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People

Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People

Transgender people, like immigrants, voters of color, and those seeking abortions, are the latest scapegoats that the GOP is counting on to fuel bigotry among its base. By Sonali Kolhatkar The GOP’s latest culture war is focused squarely on the nation’s transgender community, specifically transgender youth. It isn’t… »

04.04.2021

Was There Ever a Woman Pope

Was There Ever a Woman Pope

POINT OF VIEW       It Can be Possible. A question related to that is, could a woman successfully disguise herself and live as a man and get away with it? If you read this book, Pope Joan, by Donna Woolfolk Cross, you will see how it can be… »

29.03.2021

Women who Build the Future: Makoma Lekalakala

Women who Build the Future: Makoma Lekalakala

Started on March 8, International Women’s Day, Pressenza is publishing a series of video interviews entitled “Women who build the future, Towards a nonviolent culture ”. In this interview Veronica Tarozzi speaks with Makoma Lekalakala, Director of Earthlife Africa, a civil society environmental justice and anti-nuclear organisation. She… »

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