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Global and Historical Feminism: The Hunger Striking Stereotype

The inspirational Palestinian woman Hana Shalabi made global headlines when she began a hunger strike protesting against administrative detention in Israeli prisons. Hana’s hunger strike lasted for 43 days before the Israeli authorities internally exiled her to Gaza. Punished for her non-violent protest, Hana’s hunger strike has galvanised between one thousand four hundred and two … Continue reading

The Biggest Outrage: Lack of female representation in Western Government

Having looked at the state of women in politics in 1996, Our Other Sisters have used the data collected in the Google Fusion Table intensity maps to determine what progress, if any, women have made in their quest to get their voices heard and represent the people of their respective countries in politics today. The … Continue reading

Patriarchal West: Less Women in Major’s UK Government than in Tunisia (1996)

Using the data collected by the UN Women Watch in 1996 and presented on Our Other Sisters we can draw several conclusions. In particular, in the mid-1990s the Tunisian government had more women in subministerial roles in government than the United Kingdom under John Major’s Conservative Government. Before we look into the finer details of … Continue reading

Women in Government: NATO and Middle Eastern Countries

From data collected in 1996, by the UN Women Watch, the map below reveals how many women held ministerial positions in Government in Middle Eastern and NATO countries. For the interactive version of the map, please click here and then click ‘Visualise – Intensity Map.’ From data collected in 1996, by the UN Women Watch, the map below reveals … Continue reading

“Respect and Equality”: The words of a Moroccan Feminist

Following the suicide of Amina al-Filali in Morocco, Our Other Sisters spoke to Manar, a feminist living in Rabat, Morocco. Manar is 25 years old, and grew up in Rabat, where she has been working as a software engineer for almost two years. Manar tells us that being a feminist in Morocco is often perceived … Continue reading

Maternity Mortality Rates (per 100 000 live births)

Every minute, somewhere in the world, a woman dies of complications in pregnancy or childbirth. That means a total of around half a million maternal deaths each year. Childbirth remains a leading killer across much of the developing world, according to the UN Development Program’s data from 2005. Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading … Continue reading