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NWSA Geek Feminism Blog | Women, feminism, and geek culture Strengthening Grassroots Organizations and Feminist Solidarity: Back on the European Caravan © We Are Here - courtesy Photoshare Strengthening Grassroots Organizations and Feminist Solidarity: Back on the European Caravan | By Mégane Ghorbani Launched last March in Nusaybin, Turkish Kurdistan, the World March of Women Feminist Caravan across Europe will end on 17 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the official closing of the 4th international action of the World March of Women. AWID: Who initiated the European Caravan and why? Clara Carbunar (CC): The WMW Network of Young Feminists in Europe[1] initiated the action as part of the 4th international action of the WMW, which involves regional actions to strengthen grassroots feminism in each continent and highlight diverse forms of women’s resistance and struggles. AWID: What are the objectives of the caravan? The caravan also sought to give feminists the opportunity to work together and organize joint events at the local level. AWID: What are the next steps? Share this Category

Women's History Month: 10 Things to Thank Feminists for | Strollerderby By joslyngray | Bringing a trumpet to a protest totally makes it a party! Oh, those wacky feminists. Always burning their bras and eating granola and asking for equality ‘n’ stuff. Like, you know, the right to vote, control your own money, and leave a man who beats the crap out of you. Crazy stuff like that. In honor of Women’s History Month, we bring you 10 things we can truly thank feminists for, and 10 more things we still need to work on. nggallery id=’123984′ image-265 The right to own property In 1848, the State of New York became the first in the U.S. to pass a law granting married women the right to control their own property. (Pictured: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was instrumental in the passage of the 1848 New York State Married Women's Property Act. The right to hold public office Although women still couldn’t vote in 1788, the United States allowed female citizens to run for election to federal office. Currently, 17 of the 100 U.S. (Pictured: Senator Hattie Caraway.

Hollaback! Brussels Feminism and the Kurdish Freedom Movement 20 April 2015 This article is an edited version of a presentation at the “Dissecting Capitalist Modernity–Building Democratic Confederalism” Conference at Hamburg University, April 3-5th, 2015. The fact that we are discussing the Kurdish freedom movement’s approaches, ideas, and re-conceptualizations of freedom today at this conference with people from so many diverse backgrounds is quite telling of the larger impacts of the Kobanê resistance, which go far beyond its military aspects. The World Women’s March this year was launched at the border between North (Bakur) and West Kurdistan (Rojava), the artificial line which separates the twin cities Qamişlo and Nisêbin from each other. First, it should be mentioned that Kurdish women’s relationship to the feminisms in the region has often been quite complicated. The aim of this talk is not to imply that feminism and the Kurdish women’s movement are two separate things.

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