Rows of multicoloured wigs in an Istanbul shop window. Snowy hills seen from a ski lift. Abu Dhabi’s mint green central bus station. A 200-year old Yemeni knife. Two friends in Beirut share an umbrella; Omani shipbuilders inside a half-finished dhow; Syrian refugees under a blanket; the giant aquarium at Dubai Mall; a model walks her […]
Today in inexplicable news from the Middle East, Abu Dhabi-based Al Hilal bank has come up with a new gimmick to entice female customers to spend, spend, spend, in the face of a huge oil price crash and a plummeting stock market. In a move that screams out “JUST HOW MANY LEGALLY BLONDE GIFS CAN […]
It was only a matter of time.
It’s time for another round of “what has the Catholic Church ever done for Ireland?” Content note: child abuse, child death, birth abuse, forced adoption.
Over a year and a half after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, has anything changed, or are women in Ireland still handed a death sentence? (TW: miscarriage, abortion)
Ten months after Savita’s death, has anything changed for women in Ireland?
The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary.
Details of one report into Savita Halappanavar’s death point to medical mistakes and legal issues.
December 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women here in Canada, and this year it’s the 23rd anniversary of the Ã‰cole Polytechnique Massacre.
The death of Savita Halappanavar from septicemia after a prolonged miscarriage has caused shockwaves in Ireland and around the world: but if those in power were hoping the controversy would die down, they have so far been disappointed.
She was thirty-one and 17 weeks pregnant: a dentist, living in Galway with her husband Praveen. She went to hospital with pain in her back.
Free Pussy Riot! Sounds like a headline for a Craigslist ad, right? Not quite. It’s actually a call to action in support of a feminist, post-punk band from Russia, aptly named Pussy Riot. Referring to them as a “punk band” is kind of an understatement. They’re more of a political movement.
The 2012 Olympics are finally making sex equality a priority. For the first time in the history of the games, the International Olympic Council put pressure on every country to bring female delegates to compete. And it worked! The last three holdouts from the Beijing games in 2008–Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia–succumbed to international leaning […]
Over the past week or so in Dublin, ads like this have been appearing on the side of buildings:
Instead of focusing on a country and a topic this week, I thought it would be useful to go over some of the basics when learning about international women’s rights. I sometimes assume that everyone’s familiar with, oh, CEDAW and the MDGs and all sorts of indexes, when really, I shouldn’t think my average reader […]