70 Session of the Commission on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

A new page has been set up dedicated to the 70th session of CEDAW. Daily updates will be posted about that days events, as well as live tweeting of highlights on Twitter. Follow along on Twitter or just read an update at the end of the day! The page is available¬†here. The session lasts from … Continue reading 70 Session of the Commission on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

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Ireland v United Kingdom

In 1970s Northern Ireland, there was great unrest and violence in Northern Ireland. Hundreds were killed every year by militant groups, from both Catholic and Protestant backgrounds, over the union of Ireland and the Protestant strong hold over the mostly Catholic country. The violence was mainly carried out by the Catholic militant group known as … Continue reading Ireland v United Kingdom

Rape Culture

Photo Credit - Huffington Post 29/1/17 This week Presenter George Hook made the dreadful comment that rape victims should be partially blamed for their rape. This is a statement in a long narrative of rape culture that began in the 1970s. Sexualising women has become part of the norm, aggressive male sexual activity has become … Continue reading Rape Culture

Charlottesville

(Photo by Edu Bayer/New York Times) Last weekend white supremacists took to the streets in Charlottesville, Virginia. The protests were hostile with burning torches and chants of racism, antisemitism and homophobia. A white supremacist then drove his car into a crowd of anti-protesters. Heather Heyer was killed protesting white hate. The death of Heather Heyer … Continue reading Charlottesville