Gulalai Ismail is among Pakistan’s best-known women’s rights crusaders. The military has disappeared her for two months, showing Pakistan democracy perils.
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The Iranian judiciary should release three women labor activists and a journalist who are still in jail two months after they were detained.
GCHR reiterates calls for Saudi Arabia to immediately free all human rights defenders who have been jailed for their advocacy for women’s rights.
GCHR is concerned for the health of imprisoned women human rights defenders in Iran including several who are ill or who have been on hunger strike.
Super majority in U.S. Congress set aside concerns about social upheaval and gave its approval for a constitutional amendment for women voting rights.
Since Nevada seated the nation’s first majority-female state legislature, the male old guard has been shaken up by the perspectives of female lawmakers.
The history of women’s suffrage and the landscape of Washington, D.C. are inextricably tied. It took decades of women organizing near the Capitol.
Prominent rights group raised their voice against law discriminating Lebanese women married to foreigners and denying their children citizenship.
They occupy only 25 per cent of the work force, less than 12 per cent of parliamentary seats, a backseat in many homes dominated by patriarchal voices.
Brazil’s indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their tribal land rights.