May Ayim was key to the Black German civil rights movement in the 1980s and 1990s. But how did her work across borders exemplify cosmopolitanism from below? Tiffany N. Florvil explores the life and networks of a visionary.
Child marriage is often conceived of as embedded in the past, but there is little attention to its historical context. Rhian Keyse explores how this obscures the shifting dynamics and social meanings of such practices.
How does the Mau Mau Memorial Monument depict women's involvement in the anti-colonial Mau Mau uprising? How can women's own words and memories add to this important history? Evalyne Wanjiru explores in this piece.
How did US women have abortions when it was illegal? Rosa Campbell explores an archive of US women's testimonies of abortions across borders, in Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico, with resonances for today.
When does the call for ‘speaking out’ against sexual violence begin to silence victim-survivors? Through reflecting on the #MeToo moment, Allison McKibban argues mainstream Western movements against sexual violence are often insidiously…
What can The London Women's Handbook reveal about the Greater London Council and radical feminist organising? Lucy Brownson explores the 1986 Handbook which captures a turning point in British political and social life.
In 1995, 8000 US feminists went to Beijing for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Lisa Levenstein finds that this conference had huge impact on grassroots feminism in the US for years to come.
What does divorce tell us of the state of Indian democracy? Saumya Saxena explores how the end of a marriage in the country became the site for a conversation about rights, statehood and equality that far exceeded just the separating…