Displaying items by tag: gender justice
What would you tell women, perhaps your daughter, grand-daughter in the future about the world we live in and the struggle for gender equality today? An inspiring fictional letter by Tracey Agyeman.
The CIDSE network embarked on a gender equality review in 2016- find out where this led us to and what are our next steps.
In the last five years, many Syrian women went through critical circumstances with the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, followed by the armed conflict that was imposed on the people by the Syrian regime, and the presence of regional and international forces.
A month ago, a male friend of mine- a university professor- told me that the topic of gender equality should be discussed in a manner that is ‘non-threatening to men’. My answer to him was ‘when you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’.
Ligória Felipe dos Santos is a farmer in the Brazilian semiarid region. She was born and became a woman in a rural community in the municipality of Esperança, in Paraiba.
If you're not there, it's difficult to imagine the lives of the Zimbabwean women and children regularly sexually assaulted for protesting the mining activities at the Marange diamond fields.
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)
The Encyclical Letter ‘Laudato sì’ had a huge impact and sparked a lively debate around its contents. Indeed, the document focuses on the crisis of the ‘common home’ of humanity, identifying the problems and indicating the path.
A friend recently told me about a science fiction book where all individuals living on an imaginary planet are "ambisexual", with no fixed gender identity, thus both being able to give birth, breastfeed their new-born children and taking care of their dependents.
For many women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the mineral wealth of the country has become a misfortune. As put by a rape survivor during a religious meeting in Kaniola in 2012 : “Dear Lord, you gave us the natural resources to support our local economy; but these natural resources have become our misfortune; we are always killed, victims of violence because of them; can you kindly take them away?”