Valdecir Nascimento – Women's Right Advocate

Valdecir Nascimento, 59, is a prominent women’s rights advocate in Brazil and the Executive Coordinator of ODARA–Instituto da Mulher Negra (Black Women´s Institute), based in Salvador, Brazil. During the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Nascimento spoke to UN Women about the black women’s movement in Brazil and the mounting infringement of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Right now, there is a lot of aggression in the daily lives of black women in Brazil—in public spaces, in banks, hospitals, everywhere. For instance, in hospitals, the time that it takes to see a doctor … Continue reading Valdecir Nascimento – Women's Right Advocate

David Tennant – March 4 Women

David Tennant read the testimony of John Clough at the March4Women event John Clough is the UK ambassador of White Ribbon. White Ribbon was founded in 2005 and their mission is to end male violence against women, once and for all. For more information on the organisation, please visit their website. John Clough’s daughter was murdered by his ex-boyfriend after he was released on bail while facing Nine counts of rape and sexual assault. Before Jane could testify in front of the court, her ex-partner stalked her, and killed her. Mr. Clough started the ‘Justice for Jane’ campaign and is … Continue reading David Tennant – March 4 Women

The world’s first Vagina Museum opened in London

On Saturday, 16 November 2019 the world’s first Museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, opened in Camden Market, London. Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them is the first exhibition and it runs from 16 Nov 2019 — 28 Feb 2020. (Free admission) There is also different events running each week, go and check out on the Museum’s page for more information. The mission of the museum is to: Spread knowledge and raise awareness of the gynaecological anatomy and health Give confidence to people to talk about issues surrounding the gynaecological anatomy Erase the stigma … Continue reading The world’s first Vagina Museum opened in London

Our Eight Favorite Feminist Moments from the 2019 Emmy Awards

“I have the right, you have the right, we all have the right,” Billy Porter declared in his 2019 Emmy awards acceptance speech, making history as the first openly gay black man to win in his category. “We, as artists, are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth.” Porter’s speech wasn’t an outlier. The 71st Primetime Emmys on Sunday honored the best of television—but the night’s real winner was feminism. Speeches celebrating … Continue reading Our Eight Favorite Feminist Moments from the 2019 Emmy Awards