Even in 2018, most queers know something about hiding. We know why you don’t have to be a criminal to need the cover of darkness. So do refugees and migrants, people with dark skin, and people who wear hijabs or turbans.
The female body is constantly under surveillance - in private spaces as well as in public. Surveillance is about power. It is not just about a violation of privacy, but also an issue of social sorting.
Weapons prevent war. So goes the “realist” discourse about nuclear weapons. A feminist analysis helps to understand how nuclear weapons are a patriarchal tool, and how it benefits the patriarchy to advocate for their continued existence in the arsenals of a few selected governments.
On October 24th and 25th, Women In Development Europe+ (WIDE+) and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) organized an international conference in Brussels to develop a feminist analysis for the political developments in Europe. The fincal conference statement calls for a repoliticization of feminist perspectives and for building alliances to counter the recent Backlash.
Gender relations are defined and re-defined by constantly changing economic, social and political processes. International gender politics need to reflect the interdependence of state, economy and society.
Article 27.4 of the Kenyan constitution states antidiscrimination as law. However, the state and the citizens of Kenya have engaged in the systematic discrimination, stigma and violence against LGBTIQ persons in Kenya.