Women in the News
How does it feel when you are not allowed to say what you think? Many authors have left their country because they received death threats, and some were killed. Read more here!
Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen flees India after Islamists’ threats
Freedom of speech is increasingly under threat in South Asia. Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen has left India for the US after receiving death threats from Islamists who murdered secular writers in her home country. Read more here.
Thousands rally against domestic violence in Argentina
Huge numbers of people have flooded the streets of Buenos Aires to protest against domestic violence. It follows a series of brutal murders of women that have shocked Argentina. Read more here.
Female peshmerga fighters against ‘Islamic State’
Shiwa left her home country Iran to fight against “Islamic State” because she believes their ideology goes totally against women’s rights. She feels it’s her duty to try to stop them. Read more here about the brave Shiwa.
Women activists cross inter-Korean border in peace event
A group of women peace activists has crossed the militarized border between North and South Korea in a bid to promote reconciliation between the two countries. But the trip has provoked some criticism. Read more here.
Sackler Center for Feminist Art honors feisty Muppet Miss Piggy
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art has given Muppet character Miss Piggy a First Award. She will make a short acceptance speech at the Brooklyn Museum and speak on stage with Gloria Steinem. Read more here.
‘Woman in Gold’ – Nazis, art and justice
The dispute over the “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer” by Gustav Klimt, which was stolen by the Nazis, electrified the art and legal worlds a few years back. And now the thrilling tale comes to the big screen. Read more here.
Date06.06.2015 | 12:06
Tagsdomestic violence, female peshmerga, Gustav Klimt, Islamic State, Miss Piggy, Taslima Nasreen, women writer