One in three women have suffered physical or sexual violence. With contributions from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, we look at how this shadow pandemic affects every corner of the world.
Naomi Klein and her documentary on climate change
Naomi Klein’s essay has become an intense and touching documentary aimed to end capitalism, for the environment’s sake.
Earlier in 2015, the Canadian writer and journalist Naomi Klein has published a book that became a manifesto on climate change and capitalism, entitled This Changes Everything. She starts with the basic assumption that without a radical change in the way world population lives, produces and manages its economic activities, there is no way to avoid environmental destruction. Klein travelled around the world for months to present her work and show how the current capitalist system is not sustainable anymore.
Her documentary bearing the same name, directed by Avi Lewis and produced by Alfonso Cuarón amongst others, has been released on 21 November and will be screened all over the world. The movie tries to demonstrate how humans’ avidity and indifference towards the planet are no longer acceptable. We have to act now to curb climate change and save the Earth, and we need the governments to cooperate to continue each citizen’s effort.
The Istanbul Convention against gender-based and domestic violence marks its tenth anniversary. We look at what it is, who its signatories are, and what the future might hold.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reminded us of the gravity of violence against women around the world, and of the Istanbul Convention’s utmost importance.
President Erdoğan has pulled Turkey out of the Istanbul Convention, key in the fight against gender violence, claiming that it favours the LGBT community rather than family values.
Violence against women in Peru has increased as a result of Covid-19 lockdowns as they have been confined to abusive households.
The family of Joys Estefani Qqueccaño, a disappeared woman in Peru, struggle to find her.
Costa Rica celebrated its first same-sex marriage when two women, Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya, celebrated their wedding: an “extraordinary moment”.
The pandemic and its restrictions are affecting everyone, without exceptions. However factors like housing, income inequalities, gender, access to technology and working conditions are influencing how people experience the health crisis.
Time magazine’s 100 Women of the Year project sheds light on influential women’s stories, from Amelia Earhart to Greta Thunberg. A selection of some of the greats for International Women’s Day.