Death of 14-year-old triggers protests for abortion rights in Morocco
Moroccan feminists are protesting both online and offline to kickstart stalled reforms to abortion rights and more
Will Polish police repeat crackdown on anti-abortion protests two years on?
OPINION: The EU should insist that Poland uphold the right to sexual and reproductive health care
Published in:50.50: FeatureHow anti-trans activists forced Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre into lockdown
Hounding of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre’s director part of a pattern of attacks on trans-inclusive feminist groups
Published in:50.50: AnalysisHow Italian activists are fighting for abortion rights
Italians have marched for abortion rights since the far-Right election win, but their real fight began long before
Governments are blocking abortion info online. Here’s how we’re fighting back
How rights group Women On Web is resisting digital attacks on reproductive rights
Why Africans can’t mourn the death of a colonial queen
OPINION: Why should we forget our pain and absolve Queen Elizabeth of her role in the destruction of Africa?
Published in:50.50: NewsHow I’m fighting for Iranian women from the outside
Iranian women outside Iran have an important role in the protests against the regime, explains one activist
‘Pain isn’t an essential part of being trans… but it can be a minefield’
Transphobia is compounding existing inequalities in housing and work, as one young Scot explains
Why the issue of abortion could decide who controls the US Senate
OPINION: The issue of abortion could swing the election – but not because of the ex-footballer’s recent scandal
Kicked out of court for crying: ‘How the inquest system failed my cousin’
Gaia Pope was failed by the police and NHS – and now by the justice system. Her cousin speaks to openDemocracy
Il est temps pour le Rwanda de donner une chance à la non-violence
OPINION : Une vieille tradition de recours de la violence pour gagner et conserver le pouvoir a plongé le Rwanda...
Published in: 50.50: NewsIndian women cautious about Supreme Court’s ‘historic’ abortion ruling
Abortion rights have been extended to unmarried women, but how will this affect women’s lives in reality?
Why the onus shouldn’t be on LGBTIQ+ people to ‘come out’
OPINION: LGBTIQ+ people are expected to declare who we are. But when we come out, there’s no guarantee of respect
Court ruling should inspire US Left to reclaim meaning of ‘religious freedom’
OPINION: The Christian Right has long used ‘religious freedom’ to limit human rights – but there is hope for change
It’s time for Rwanda to give non-violence a chance
A long history of using violence to win and retain power has left Rwanda trapped in an impossible cycle
Tala the nonbinary alien, and how I got my library to go easy on gender
It’s time we stopped forcing young children into strict gender categories
Hurricane Ian’s destruction may soon be the norm. The US isn’t ready
OPINION: By rejecting action on climate change as ‘left-wing’, Florida’s governor paved way for worsening inequality
Young Nigerians struggle to disrupt old power at upcoming election
Millions of young people have registered to vote, but the candidates in next year’s election are old and limited
What Giorgia Meloni’s far-Right government will mean for Italy
How did Brothers of Italy take power – and how will the party’s election affect women’s and LGBTIQ+ rights?
The anti-women agenda of the woman set to be the next Italian prime minister
How Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni pushes traditional gender roles and exploits sexual violence
Why Democrats can be optimistic about the midterms – but not complacent
OPINION: The ruling party usually falters in the November elections. But this time could well be different
More Black women are running for office in Brazil than ever. Can they win?
Record numbers of Black women are running in next month’s election. But political parties don’t always have their backs
Published in: 50.50: NewsEuroPride march to go ahead despite government ban, organisers say
Serbian authorities banned the event in Belgrade after an intense campaign by religious and far-right protesters
‘Religious liberty’ is being weaponised by the American Right
OPINION: Right-wing Christians are twisting the concept of religious beliefs to discriminate against LGBTQ+ rights
Published in: 50.50: ExplainerExplainer: The facts about Russia’s expanded ‘gay propaganda’ law
Russia is set to extend a controversial law banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality. Here’s what you need to know
‘I’m scared that the rights we have today will be under attack’
LGBTIQ+ Italians tell of their fears as a far-Right coalition looks set for victory in the upcoming elections
What lies behind Kenyan president-elect William Ruto’s homophobia
Ruto says there is no room for homosexuality in a ‘republic that worships God’. But it’s not just about religion
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