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.
The hashtag #bringbackourgirls was shared all across the world, being used over one million times within the three weeks following the kidnapping by Book Haram. In the 7 years since the abduction, some of the girls have escaped or been freed, however, many are still missing.
Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian-American economist and international development expert, made history on the 1st March when she was appointed as not only the first woman, but also the first person of African ethnicity to be the Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
Days like International Women’s Day also allow us to reflect on the opportunities for change that have been afforded by the complete overhaul of our day-to-day lives. The STAND News Women’s Section looks back over the change-makers and revolutionaries who have made a difference, however small or big, to our lives this year.
The Saudi Arabian feminist activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison on probation after serving nearly 3 years on charges of spying and conspiracy. Al-Hathloul is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists, known for her vocal opposition to the law which prevented Saudi women from being allowed to drive.
Poland’s recent new laws on abortion have been called overly strict and even a violation of human rights, Ruby Cooney explores this legislative change in the country and its impact so far.
Olivia Moore explains a bit about the Trinity Provost position’s historic ban on women, and how that may be changing very soon.
Abortion has now been legalised in Argentina, but the country continues to be divided on the issue. This historic event brings long-fought-for change, but the conversation will no-doubt continue for some time.
Image based sexual violence came to the forefront in Ireland in 2020. New laws on the issue have since come-in, but the conversation cannot end with legislation.