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Learn of the plight of our Afghan sisters & brothers from the headlines of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

towards Global Sisterhood Network operations and to support feminist struggles in South Asia and the Middle East

 Breaking News International Women's Day 2018

IWD 2018  Cease whinging that feminism has gone too far.Truth is we are just getting started - The Good Ship Matriarchy is underway

and  Global Inspiration from Deepa Narayan's "Chup: Breaking The Silence About Being India’s Women" 

 IWD 2018: A Time to Rejoice in the successful contributions of Dr Jane Goodall

 and A Time to always remember the life-long courage of Pakistan's Asma Jahangir

IWD 2018 Book Release:  A World of Change: My life in the global women's rights movement by Anne S Walker

 Breaking News for Feminists 2017-2018

Afghanistan:  Coaches & Federation Officials inflict physical & sexual abuse on nation's Female Footballers 

Germany: Bayer-Monsanto marriage heads down the drain - shares down 35%, 12,000 jobs slashed 

UK UN Report on poverty says welfare system cruel & misogynistic, but Govt myopically in denial! 

Australia  Royal Commission's recommendations on Domestic Violence - Unlike the Conservative Federal & NSW State Govts, only the Victorian Labor Govt (supported by The Greens) stands committed to fully implement & fund 

Global:For millions of women, the family home is the cradle of men's violence - far too often lethal

India: Patriarchal denial of property rights, together with Government apathy, ensures that women farmers remain the invisible hands of agriculture

: Catholic Church, a citadel of patriarchy, challenged by nuns seeking women's dignity in the Church and in society at large

Egypt: Declining number of girls and women undergoing circumcision, but FGM under medical supervision on the rise

Afghanistan: New Report shows  USAID's Promote program, together with an intransigent society, forever failing the country's women

Vatican: Pope Francis joins his Church's criminals in failing victims of priestly sexual abuse

Australia Gender bias in later pregnancies distorting Child Sex Ratio to 122 -125 boys per 100 girls within Victoria's key migrant communities

: Spate of female murders, & rape-murders, justify horror & fear of men's violence

India: Brave senior nun accusing a Bishop of rape sheds light on Catholic Church's abuse of professed religious women 

India Obsession with son preference prevails, with Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC & PNDT) infringements highest in Northern States

Thailand : In absence of expensive HPV Vaccine, low-cost, side-effect free VIA- cryotherapy eliminates cervical cancer

Argentina  After Lower House Abortion Bill Victory, confidence rises for prompt Senate approval

Germany-US : Dubbed a deadly wedding, Bayer-Monsanto merge to become Bayer Crop Science, raising environmental & food security fears 

Ireland Rape victims left humiliated & destroyed by brutally misogynic gardaí, lawyers & judges 

  UK: Thousands groomed for sexual slavery via forced marriage go under-reported & unprotected by Government

Ireland National electorate voted emphatically to finally give women abortion choice Print E-mail

 France 82 women symbolically call time on the gross underpresence of female directors in Cannes Film Festivals’ 71-year history 

India: Despite Beti Bachao fanfare in Haryana, lax implementation sees stagnant Child Sex Ratio at birth

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders’ crime involvement & defence of the culprits as outrageous as the rape of minor girls in Kathua & Unnao - plus BJP Leaders - Licence to rape?

Nation's Abuse of Women is the Biggest Human Rights Violation on Earth

  MAKAAM,The Forum For Women Farmers' Rights, condemns the rape & murder of an 8 yr-old girl, & all such acts which violate women's bodies to terrorize marginalised communities and deny them their traditional lands and resources

Bharatiya Janata Party patronage of gang rapists in Kashmir & Uttar Pradesh shames nation & hinders justice 

Despite New Laws, Mumbai Public Hearing reveals women brutalised by domestic violence still failed at all levels 

As too, Majlis Report exposes hurdles at every step for Child Sexual Abuse victims

UN Women:  Voices from the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women focusing on rural women & girls

Brazil: March 14 2018 Assassination of Marielle Franco, the voice women & minorities, creates global outrage & threatens a national revolution

Armenia: Second only to China with sex-selected abortions to avoid birth of a girl child 

Tributes to Asma Jahangir, Pakistan's fearless life-long champion for Human Rights who died of cardiac arrest, February 11 2018

The Netherlands All set to prosecute punters buying sex from trafficked, pimped, or otherwise coerced women

 Global: February 6 Call for Zero Tolerance as, in presence & absence of national laws against, Female Genital Mutilation remains widespread

India 8-month-old baby girl's rape coincides with Economic Survey's overdue warning of perilous patrilinear misogyny

Europe-North America: Rampant "Islamaphobia Industry" creates vicious hostility towards veiled women

Global: An insight into Bill Gates as the world's deadliest Do-Gooder 

Australia: Mothers bear the brunt of teenage boy's domestic violence in the State of  Victoria 

India: 33 years on, Bhopal victims of Union Carbide poisoning wait in vain for due recompense 

UK: England and Wales infamously triple the highest rape count in the European Union 

 Global: Domination of oceans by corporate fishing vessels adds to burdens faced by women fisherfolk

Egypt: Dr Nawal El Saadawi's Letter to Young Feminists: Empowering wisdom for women of all ages to resist capitalist, patriarchal, racist and religious oppression

Australia : A Nation's YES via post votes overwhelmingly to end discrimination against Same-Sex Marriage

Ireland: Catherine Corless awarded National Human Rights Award for exposing Tuam Infant atrocities

India Supreme Court rules sex with minor bride is rape, but marital rape still remains a non-ctiminal offence against wives aged 18-plus

Norway:  Nobel Peace Prize 2017 to Non-Govt- Coalition's International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

UK: Reach All Women in WAR honors India's slain journalist Gauri Lankeshl with 2017 Anna Politkovskaya Award

with  Pakistan's equally brave co-founder of Aware Girls as co-recipient of the award

 India: After decades of Child Trafficking, Telangana Govt bans Minors' Marriages to Aging Shieks

Lest We ForgetFeminist Treasures departing Mother Earth 2017-2018

Bonita Mabo  One of Australia's Greatest Matriarchs, an Indigenous Inspiration and Mother of Native Title, died aged 75 on 26 November 2018

Betty Cuthbert: Champion Athlete & Champion Woman who inspired generations, died aged 79 on August 6 2017 

Nazha Saad  Tireless activist & humanitarian, totally committed to social justice, aged 57, died on August 14, 2017

Fiona Richardson  Australia's Fearless, Principled and Passionate First Minister for Family Violence Prevention, aged 50, died on August 23 2017

Gauri Lankesh  Journalist & courageous voice for India's marginalised, aged 57, murdered on September 5 2017 


Conferences for Feminists 2017

 Women In War Conference Odessa 2017: Women and men experiencing revolutionary change 1917-2017

International Widows Day Convention Hyderabad India 2017: Stark link between Child Marriage and Widowhood hardship and abuse due to husband's alcohol-related deaths

Read also: India:  Post-Nirbhaya era of more stringent laws, 277% Rise In Reported Rape Cases in Delhi but Conviction rates dip to 30%

For the Feminist Bookshelf 2016-2018

A Transnational Feminist View of Surrogacy Biomarkets in India by Sheela Saravanan

  The Women's Atlas by Joni Seager

  Key Thinkers on the Environment By Joy A. Palmer Cooper and David E. Cooper (Editors)

Elimination of Child Marriage in India by Action Aid

The America Syndrome - Apocalypse, War, and Our Call to Greatness by Betsy Hartmann

Women, Law and Culture - Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict by Jocelynne Scutt (Editor)

  Surviving burns with care: A gender-based analysis of burns epidemiology in Bengaluru and challenges to the health system by Sochara and Vimochana

The State of Female Foeticide in Uttarakhand by Asian Centre for Human Rights

Female Infanticide Worldwide: The case for action by the UN Human Rights Council by Asian Centre for Human Rights

 Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking by Anne Elizabeth Moore & Co-feminist Artists

International Women's Day 2016-2017: A luta continua

Guatemala: After 40 teenage girls burnt to death on IWD, demands grow to end the impunity accorded their violent, often sexual, abuse

Saudi Arabia: Al Janadriyah festival on IWD lends focus to women's role and value in nation building

Global 2017: Fuck modesty to counter the religious-rights' misogyny which serves patriachy so well. Time to celebrate and honour the "bad" women, "immodest" women, "immoral" women who have refused to submit. Not just on 8 March but every day.

Global 2016: Zed Books Feminist Reading List of Inspiringly Dangerous Women 

India:  Feminisation of agriculture plagued by women's unfair wages, denial of credit, land rights, technology, market & irrigation facilities

Australia:  Gender pay gap begins in childhood, pay-secrecy widens the gap in the workplace

2015-2017 Feminist Cinema/Video/Exhibitions

Jackson - Mississippi's assault on the reproductive health of poor & coloured women by Maisie Crow

Parched, a meditation touching on marital rape & the treatment of women as objects of recreation & contempt by Leena Yadav

 Nenu Ame! (I am She!) A cry against marital rape by Soumya Bollapragada 

Freedom Matters: A documentary on the enormity of Human Trafficking Crimes by Pankhuri Agarwal

UK: Annie Leibovitz 16 Jan-7 Feb exhibition in London explores women of note as whole human beings

Kajarya: A feature film focusing on female foeticide by Madhureeta Anand 

Gramya Resource Centre for Women's strategies to avert "A World Without Her (The Girl Child)" in rural Telangana, India

 Prodigal Daughter - A Documentary and Reconciliation Story, produced and directed by Mabel Valdiviezo

 2015-2017 Analyses by Women of Substance

New approach to economic development & policies urgently required to overcome India's more egregious forms of gender inequality by Jayati Ghosh

Corporate & politically controlled patriarchal hierarchy undermines India's Press Freedom by Seema Mustafa

Margaret Court's second serve nothing less than a sick & dangerous (racist & homophobic) double fault by Martina Navratilova

 Donald Trump's crudities, including his vulgarity, arrogance, ignorance and rudeness, stand to unify Europe by Natalie Nougayrède

Manchester bombing was revenge against Ariana Grande & her largely female fans for expressing their independence and freedom by Anne Summers

Making Music Out of the Post-Inaugural Blues by Betsy Hartmann

  Women's health programmes worldwide Trumped by Alaka M. Basu

Images Matter! Ditch the Demeaning Pink Pussy Hats! by Marie De Santis

Ten Ways to Build a Broad Progressive Movement against Trump by Betsy Hartmann

Shame on those cruelly mocking Domestic Violence & Racism victims as mere fodder for an "industry" by Anne Summers

  Monsanto & Co's Seeds are destroying biodiversity, & pushing farmers to suicide by Vandana Shiva

Farkhunda’s lynching in broad daylight illustrates a continuum of women's rights abuses in Afghanistan by Carol Mann

  GM Industry's legal constructs of personhood deny the common freedoms of democratic electorates by Vandana Shiva

 Feminist Treasures departing Mother Earth 2015-2016

Qandeel Baloch  Pakistan's unapologetic feminist, murdered for defying patriarchy  March 1 1990-  July 15 2016
Priscilla Kincaid-Smith: World-acclaimed nephrologist, and trailblazer for women November 30 1926-July 18 2015

Joan Kirner: First Woman Premier of Victoria, Forever a Feminist Inspiration. June 20 1938-June 1 2015