Why 2014 is a key year for women’s rights!

Why 2014 is a key year for women's rights and gender equality Help us create a global platform for discussion that amplifies the voices of women's rights advocates around the world Volunteers at a sexual harassment and counselling group in Susiya, a bedouin village in the West Bank. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian Over the past few decades, the often tireless work of the women's movement around the world has brought positive change. There has been a growing recognition … [Read more...]

Kurdistan BANS Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) * Graphic Video

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Kurdistan today (22 June) banned the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a procedure that has no health benefits harms girls and women in many ways. By a large margin, the parliament of Iraqi Kurdistan passed a law criminalizing the practice in the region. FGM involves removing and damaging healthy and normal female genital tissue, and interferes with the natural functions of girls' and women's bodies. It is recognized internationally as a … [Read more...]

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