The f word and the oh-so dirty truth

“Does my feminism make you uncomfortable? Great, I’ll shout louder”: Augusta explains, why the f word shouldn’t compel people recoil into a shell of isolation, but should be celebrated. The f word. A dirty word. A divisive non-issue, if you would believe the rhetoric espoused by some. But in a year where the funding of…

And the Fight Continues: What on earth is a “women’s strike”?

Elliote talks about just how some women are commemorating IWD… Every year, the 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. Like Mothers’ Day, and similar observances, many see the 8th March as a day to celebrate women in all our shining glory and to congratulate us on the ‘special’ role we play in the lives…

A violation from within…

Hannah Overton, The Amnesty’s Health and Women contributor sheds light on this dark practise, as she accounts the testimony of survivor and activist Sarian… “Sande belongs to women and all women belong to it” – Ruth B. Phillips Sande. Bundu. Zadegi. All the same society. All the same rituals. All the same horror. This society…

Why I joined the Women’s March on London…

The Women’s March was a powerful statement of non-compliance and protest against an incoming administration, and the stagnant position of women in general, The Amnesty spoke to some amazing activists who expressed their motivations for marching too… Last week, I wrote a rather damning assessment on the future and face of the Feminist movement. I particularly…

10 Wins for Human Rights in 2015

Whilst the media is often full of doom and gloom when reporting on human rights, it’s good to remember that Amnesty, and other organisations, are making a positive difference in the world.

Stop Human Trafficking: We Are Not For Sale

As the UCLU Amnesty International Society gears up to host an anti human-trafficking/slavery stunt action on the 18th of February, I decided to explore this persisting problem and the victims who suffer at its hands.

Making Violence Against Women Count: The Global Village

How will violence against women look in a scaled down world, in a global village of 1,000 people? (the figures are based on statistics from UN, WHO and governmental and non-governmental organizations). 500 are women It would be 510, but 10 were never born due to gender-selective abortion or died in infancy due to neglect…

Young Women for Change: the fight for Women’s rights in Afghanistan

 Afghanistan has been a nation plunged in political turmoil for more than three decades, with tensions taking a deep turn and greatly escalating in the year 2001 when the now historically infamous ‘war on terror’ was launched by the USA and its Western allies. More than ten years on, the social consequences of the bloodshed…