Women Rights


Jury statement: Anne Klein Women’s Award 2018

In bestowing the Anne Klein Women’s Award 2018 on Jineth Bedoya Lima and Mayerlis Angarita Robles, the Jury is honoring two women from Colombia who have campaigned for the rights of women in armed conflicts, against the use of structural sexual violence, and for peace in Colombia and the nation coming to terms with its past.

Food discrimination against women in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been described as the world’s most dangerous country for women. Violence against women (VAW) takes many forms, and has complex and deep roots in the patriarchal culture of the Afghan society. One form of VAW is denying them access to food.

By Weeda Mehran