Trapped women – a story of Poland’s war on personal freedom, safety and dignity

By Eliza Rutynowska

Very restrictive abortion laws in Poland leave women in unwanted pregnancies all alone in their struggle for their safety, dignity, health and often their very lives. This is also the case for raped Ukrainian refugee women.

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Afghanistan im Schatten des Ukraine Krieges

Von Ali Ahmad und Michael Fanizadeh (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Aufgrund der zunehmenden humanitären Notlage und Hungersnot in Afghanistan (fast 50% der Bevölkerung) hat das Danish Refugee Council und VIDC Global Dialogue eine Konferenz der afghanischen Diaspora in Brüssel einberufen.

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The EU and protection of women's rights in Afghanistan

On 19 and 20 May, the second Afghan Women Leaders Forum (AWLF) took place in Brussels. Nazila Jamshidi attended the forum and provides insights into the current EU policy towards Afghanistan.

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#3: Life under the Taliban

"The university is closed. Go home!"

Gender expert Nazila Jamshidi spoke with the sisters Atena and Mina in Herat, whose dreams as students were shattered overnight.

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El electricity generation project to reduce greenhouse gas emission © Shutterstock

Industrialisation in Africa: Strengthening the Social and Ecological Agendas

Ozunimi Iti interviewed by Martina Neuwirth and Nadja Schuster (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Industrialisation has led to rapid economic growth and should be supported by social-environmental agendas. Creating more opportunities for women in industry would mean higher incomes and more control over their lives.

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Afghanistan: Six months after the disaster. Women's Oppression and Humanitarian Tragedy

Panel discussion from 3 March 2022

The event, featuring Heela Najibullah, Horia Mosadiq, and Jared Rowell, discussed the humanitarian, women's, and human rights situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takes power in August 2021.




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#2: Life under the Taliban

Back in Herat: The daily struggle of a human rights defender

Parween worked as a human rights and women activist in Herat and tells us about her experiences since the Taliban took over and the lingering hope of one day being evacuated.

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[Translate to English:] "Catcalls" © Laura Stewart und Anna Berezowsky

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Online animated film series as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women and Girls

Friday, 26 November - Tuesday, 07 December 2021
NEW ONLINE!
This year we present a great selection of animated short films on different forms of violence.

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Cancelled! Tamar Tandaschwili: Als Medea Rache übte und die Liebe fand

Reading and talk in the context of Buch Wien and Culture X Change # Caucasus

Due to the current COVID-related residence restrictions in Austria, the reading with Tamar Tandashvili on November 12 at the Main Library has unfortunately to be cancelled.

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Winning projects of the 2nd Diaspora Call

The second call for Diapora projects is closed! The aim of the Call, which is supported by Women Helping Women, is to empower women and girls in the diaspora and to give more visibility to their engagement.

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