Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


The World at a Crossroads: Women Have the Solutions


We, sixty women representing thirteen countries spanning the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, together with our colleagues from Europe and North America, gathered together in Turkey at the Third Annual Forum on Women’s Rights, Peace and Security, convened by the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), have one word to share with the world: Enough.

Women of Sudan: Living with Militarism and Shari’a Law

Day 10 of the 16 Days Blogging Series:

People are struggling with a lack of freedom; university students, journalists, human rights defenders, activists and politicians can be arrested anywhere at any time because of their views and ideologies. During September 2013 over 170 people, including several children, were killed by the national security forces on the streets.

Eclipsed by the Sword

Day 4 of the 16 Days Blogging Series:

Operation Zarb-e-Azb[1] cost Pakistan at least two billion dollars in its first month. This, according to one of Pakistan’s most astute military commentators who is a retired brigadier of the Pakistan army, Samson Simon Sharaf. The operation’s effectiveness is now being doubted by military strategists because terrorists seem to have found sanctuary in neighbouring Afghanistan well before the war in North Waziristan started.

Disciplining Bodies in an Era of Militarism

What does the recent death of Renisha McBride, a 19 year old black girl shot when she approached a stranger’s house (in a white neighbourhood in Detroit) for help, or the incarceration of Marissa A

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