The Nepali government’s proposal to ban all women from travelling abroad has caused uproar with gender equality activists. The ban is an attempt to prevent the trafficking of Nepali women, but a report in 2018 confirmed that over 18,000 males were also victims of trafficking that year. The proposed ban is both patriarchal and misogynistic.
Japan is one of very few industrialised countries to presently implement the law which requires married couples to share one surname. Although they must not necessarily take the man’s name, women’s rights activists are campaigning for change as the law is unprogressive in terms of gender equality.
The image of Western military powers as an emancipatory force for women has been promoted for over a century, yet ultimately could not be further from the truth. Historically, Britain and other European powers have attacked the rights and undermined the autonomy of women in colonised countries.
From the hills of Hollywood to the chambers of Parliament, misogyny rears its ugly head in the form of a media who incessantly seem to value the achievements of women based upon their physical appearance, their relationship status and their ability to balance family and professional life.
For years, interviewers have exploited young and successful women, at the expense of their sanity and comfort. Unfortunately, this is not a historical problem, and is still prevalent in modern-day media.
Contradicting the rights to freedom of movement and asylum, the proposed law bans Nepali women from travelling abroad without permission letters from their families or government wards.
April 24th marks the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse which killed 1,138 garment workers. Off the back of Fashion Revolution Week, which seeks to commemorate those lost and advocate for safer fashion production, the question is how do we support those who make our clothes going forward?
The fight to de-stigmatise women’s bodies is enduring and one ever-present battle is the stigma surrounding periods and menstruation.
During an incredibly moving interview with Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle reveals how her initial experiences of royal life were impacted by the ridiculousness of the British media and their blatantly racist attacks. Existing within a monarchy steeped in years racial discrimination drove the Duchess to remove herself and family from their royal ties.
Women’s Aid’s most recent campaign provides young people with advice to help them recognise signs of domestic abuse in their relationships.
Period poverty is something many of us have the privilege to not even know about, but those of us who do know are impacted by it every day.