New York– Waving signs and holding banners bearing the slogan “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights”, thousands snaked through midtown Manhattan on 8 March in a collective show of solidarity for the global women’s movement. Thousands sang, chanted and rallied for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day.

Photo: UN Women/J Carrier

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Radical or rational? Why Europe needs strong feminist policies to sustain peace and security

We are living through a time of rupture and paradox. Ground-breaking global commitments on science, sustainable development, climate protection and human rights collide with rising global inequalities, recurrent famine and historically high human displacement. Tolerance and equality are increasingly being met with racism and misogyny. Frighteningly, we have seen a marked increase in militarisation and… Read article ›