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What happened in August 2021?

South Kurdistan: Yazidi women who were detained by IS seven years ago are still fighting for justice. The Iraqi government passed legislation that qualifies IS’s treatment of Yazidis as genocide. The Yazidi Female Survivor Law, meanwhile, demands the Iraqi government to compensate Yazidi female IS survivors. Afghanistan: Since the Taliban retook control in Afghanistan, women […]

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What happened in March 2021?

Nawal El Saadawi died at the age of 89 on the 21st of March. She is well known for the many feminist books she wrote. She was especially reputed for her fight against female genital mutilation (FGM). She was originally a doctor from Cairo and later became a novelist for some newspapers. In addition, she […]

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What happened in February 2021?

UK: the British selection of Guide Michelin awarded Hélène Darroze and Clare Smyth three stars. This is the first time that two women are awarded three stars simultaneously by the Guide Michelin, which is the highest endowment for restaurants, and which has only been given to five women only: Anne-Sophie Pic (Valence, France), Elena Arzak […]

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Which party says what? – Standpunten voor de verkiezingen

Scroll naar beneden voor Nederlands! As the elections are coming up we looked into how feminist topics are represented in the different party programs. The many parties (see the whole list here) on the same political spectrum often have similar viewpoints on many topics, though differ in the main focus of its program or in […]

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What happened in January 2021?

India: Arya Rajendran was elected mayor of the capital city of Kerala. She is 21 years old and in her second year of a bachelor in Math. She is the youngest mayor in the state Thiruvananthapuram. Because of her young age, it was her first time voting Brasil: The artist Juliana Notari painted a 33-meter […]

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What happened in December 2020?

France: Since 20 years, there is a law about parity but still less than 20% of the French Mayors are women. Moreover, the city of Paris has to pay 90 000 euros fine because there are too many women appointed to management positions at the Parisian city hall.  Switzerland: Same-sex marriage law was accepted by […]