Friday, 18 August 2017
The women’s movement in Sudan first came to prominence in 1949 leading to the formation of the Union of Sudanese Women in 1952. The late Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a socialist leader and activist, was one of the key members involved in the formation of the women’s union. Ibrahim, who died at the age of 84 in London on August 12, was Sudan’s first female parliament member, elected in 1965. Her activism went beyond raising awareness. In 1947, Ibrahim founded the Intellectual Women ...
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamist militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan. Many said they are not safe in Egypt because Sudanese agents operating in the country regularly threaten them and their families, sometimes targeting them with violence. Tayeb ...
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Seven civil society activists, who were kidnapped in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, have now been freed, the country’s interior ministry said on Wednesday. So far there are no further details. Security sources and a civil society leader told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday that armed men have kidnapped seven young Iraqi anti-corruption activists in central Baghdad. “Unidentified gunmen in SUVs abducted seven university students early Monday morning,” an interior ministry ...
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
The death of a teenage girl during an operation to illegally perform female genital mutilation on her in Egypt raises questions
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Thousand of teachers took to the streets across Bangladesh to protest against a lawmaker’s punishment of a headmaster falsely accused of insulting Islam
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Government officials have targeted women involved in protests and rights campaigns threatening to tar their reputations if they speak out
Friday, 26 February 2016
The marine amusement park SeaWorld on admitted that its employees have posed as animals rights activists in order to spy on opponents
Monday, 14 December 2015
Thai activists demanded the release of a man arrested for sharing an infographic on Facebook detailing alleged graft in an army-built park
Friday, 21 August 2015
A Mauritanian court upheld a two-year prison sentence against three anti-slavery activists who were arrested during a protest against bondage
Monday, 29 June 2015
Activists said the boat had a few dozen Europeans, including politicians, on board and had been headed for Gaza