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We salute International Women’s Day

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On March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day. One day, when hundreds of millions of women around the world will probably live like any other day. They will face the same injustice, ignorance, violence and oppression. And, like any other day, they will use strength, intelligence, imagination, resilience, courage, solidarity and hope to face the many challenges they will meet. …

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March 8 Interviews: Activist, HeJin Kim, on Culture & Cisgender Privilege

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“It is important to understand the diversity within what we call ‘women’ and the fact that we all need to be reflective of any exclusion, whether intentional or unintentional.” – HeJin Kim, on cisgender prejudice amongst feminist movements. Interview By Nevin Öztop. HeJin Kim is from Gender DynamiX in Cape Town, South Africa. The organization is the first African-based group …

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March 8 Interviews: Brazil’s Sonia Corrêa on Sexual/Gender Rights

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Republishing for International Women’s Day 2014 (Originally published for March 8, 2013) Interview by Claire House I met and talked with Sonia in the offices of ABIA (the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association) in Rio de Janeiro. The ABIA offices also house the NGO Sonia co-chairs, Sexuality Policy Watch, which reports, intervenes on and supports research on sexual and reproductive rights …

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March 8 Interviews: Filmmaker Mariel Maciá, on Queer/Feminist Film

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‘I think you cannot fight against the people that you should work together with. The fights between the movements are just feeding the system and make it stronger. If we are fighting each other all the time, then the system is laughing at us.’ Mariel Maciá, an award-winning film and theatre producer talks about women’s and feminist film production, LGBTI …

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March 8 Interviews: Snapshots from Egypt, Switzerland, Japan & Armenia

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As part our coverage on International Women’s Day 2014, we asked feminist activists in different countries to express their opinions, experiences and outlooks, in honour of March 8. Photo: Milena Abrahamyan, contributor from Armenia & NYC Egypt “Egypt, as a conservative closed religious country, has a specific image on the hierarchy within its society. If you are not a heterosexual …

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