Women's rights must not be overshadowed

While all focus is on the coronavirus, women's vulnerability is greater than in a long time in large parts of the world. Photo: Jeyaratnam Caniceus / Pixabay

Of: Charlotte isaksson

For women's rights, the covid-19 pandemic could not have come at a worse time. 2020 would be the year when two important anniversaries were celebrated. The 25 years that have passed since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Gender Equality in 1995, and the fact that it is 20 years since UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security was adopted unanimously […]

July 14, 2020, Guest chronicle

DARE to stand up against sexual violence

Date and time: 1 July, 12:00

The fear of being subjected to sexual violence is something that limits the living space of women and non-binaries. The macho culture is destructive and even men suffer from it. In order to break norms and change a deep-rooted structure, everyone in society must be helped. How do we find the courage to stand up to sexual violence? We'll talk about that […]

June 26, 2020, Seminars, Webcast

Chilean women find it more difficult to mobilize in the corona crisis

Feminist demonstration in Chile

Before the corona crisis, lots of women were out demonstrating for gender equality in Chile. Photo: Carlos Punto Pizarro

Of: Julia Spaton Goppers

One month ago, more than a million Chilean women gathered on the streets of the capital, Santiago. They demonstrated against sexual violence and for economic reforms in the country. But now the coronavirus has increased domestic violence - and the mobilization for gender equality has become more difficult.

April 9, 2020, News

Men in focus when violence against women is to be combated

In some countries, up to 70 percent of women are exposed to physical and / or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some point. Photo: Unsplash

Of: Noora Grari

One in three women in the world is ever exposed to gender-based violence, according to statistics from the World Bank. Due to isolation during the corona pandemic, there are many indications that men's violence against women is now increasing. According to the organization Make Equal, we must focus on the perpetrators in order for the violence to decrease.

April 7, 2020, Report