On Saturday 7th October, Hamas, a Palestinian Militia that has been titled a terrorist group by the United States, launched an attack on Israel. They fired thousands of missiles that killed more that 1,200 people.
Thursday 21st September 2023 marked a historic day in India’s parliament, as the Women’s Reservation Bill was passed.
Last week, Dianne Feinstein, the longest serving female US senator in history, died at the age of 90. Serving for more than three decades, Feinstein was the oldest member of the US senate.
Luis Rubiales came under immense fire when he issued an “unsolicited kiss” on Spanish footballer, Jenni Hermoso after winning the Women’s World Cup, during the post-match trophy presentation.
Femicides can be defined as the deliberate act of killing that is fueled by gender-related motivation. Despite decades of activism as well as increasing awareness of violence against women, the available evidence has shown that the progress being made to stop these acts of violence is incredibly inadequate.
Iran’s parliament has recently passed a further controversial bill that would increase fines and prison terms for women who break the strict dress code. Those who are deemed “inappropriately dressed” will face up to 10 years in prison under the bill, of which a three year “trial period” was agreed.
English comedian, actor, writer and recent activist Russel Brand has been accused of rape and sexual abuse by a trio of U.K. news organisations. The 48 year old, know for his roles in films such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek, has been accused of rape, sexual abuse, harrasment and predatory behaviour after a years long investigation with “hundreds of people”.