Social media – the new frontier for gender-based violence?

For many, social media has become an essential part of everyday life providing unprecedented opportunities for interaction, engagement, and information. It is also, however, a breeding ground for online violence targeting young women. For the girls targeted these everyday spaces become inaccessible and unsafe. Plan International, an NGO promoting equality

▶︎ Private-Public Partnerships: New Perspectives on International Development

Curious about the most recent debates and discourses among development practitioners working in the public and the private sector? Tune in to this week’s episode focused on the latest perspectives regarding public-private partnerships, which are regarded as one of the more comprehensive means of tackling challenges to global development and

The death of Feminism in Mexico? Cry for women´s human rights in Latin America

Femicide- a sex-based hate crime, broadly defined as “the intentional killing of females because they are females”, is, sadly a daily occurrence in Mexico. Just as one of thousands of cases. In February 9th, 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla was found brutally murdered, skinned and disemboweled by her 46-year-old domestic partner. To make matters

A New Dawn For Women’s Rights In India

In the early morning of January 2nd 2019 two middle-aged women visited an ancient Hindu temple called Sabarimala in Kerala, South India. They were transported there by ambulance, accompanied by police officers dressed as civilians, and they entered the temple through a side door. According to the Supreme Court of

▶︎ Anna Puzanova: Are Russian Women Out Of Control?

Are Russian women out of control? Anna Puzanova talks in Voices of UPF about how elements of Russian society reacted to the female empowerment campaigns of clothing brands like Reebok. The campaign’s most provocative slogans were received negatively by Russian feminist organisations. The ‘how’ and ‘why’ are discussed by Anna.