Category Archives: Active citizenship

Women as agents of peace – the important role of women during the conflict and peacebuilding moment

You have probably heard by now about Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, the winners of this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize. They are being recognised for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war … Continue reading

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25th November 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  25th November 2018 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations of our time. That is why every 25th November … Continue reading

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Working for inclusion – Women’s voices in interreligious dialogue

We are living in a moment in history where people, economies and governments are connected on an unprecedented global scale; what is popularly understood as globalisation. Although these global connections were at first experienced with enthusiasm and optimism, the last … Continue reading

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The hidden burden of economic cuts – a feminist perspective on austerity programmes

The UK has been going through some years of continuous economic cuts. Since the 2010 campaign of budget cutting by the current government, a wave of austerity has spread through the country, with continuous reductions in social welfare programmes, especially … Continue reading

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Hate crime under review – why misandry should not be included under the hate crime legislation

‘Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.’  – Margaret Atwood Last month, a campaign was started to include misogyny, that is, prejudice against women, as a form of hate crime. … Continue reading

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Misogyny to be considered a hate crime – what is your opinion?

Misogyny could start being considered a hate crime, as authorities have announced a wide-raging review of the current legislation on this topic. If you did not already know, hate crimes are acts of violence or hostility directed at people because … Continue reading

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Representation and responsibility: Film and TV writers need to acknowledge their influence and use it wisely

  Not all film and television writers claim to be trying to alleviate social injustice with their stories or use their creativity as a catalyst for social change. Some may write personal stories, or stories that are completely fictitious or … Continue reading

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Why is feminism essential?

Although there is still much progress to be made in British society concerning women’s rights, it’s easy to be blinkered to the fact that around the globe, Feminism is manifested differently in different cultures. In Argentina, it’s reproductive rights, with … Continue reading

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What is Another Way Forward?

By now, we are sure that you have heard of our project Another Way Forward: Empowering Young Women against Extremism. This is a project, run by JAN Trust, that has been kindly been supported by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue … Continue reading

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FGM – vital steps forward are being taken, but attitudes need to change

FGM, or Female Genital Mutilation is a huge international problem that affects millions of girls and women yearly. However, did you know that 137,000 women and girls are affected by FGM in England and Wales? This statistic is shocking and … Continue reading

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