Justice remains painfully scarce for Kosovo’s wartime rape survivors

CN: this article contains detailed discussion of rape, sexual violence, and war OPINION In loving memory of Arzana Kraja, who helped to bring Kosovars together to support rape survivors through her conceptualisation and design of the Anemone symbol, in collaboration with Dardan Luta. In a recent panel discussing the prosecution of war crimes during the … Continue reading Justice remains painfully scarce for Kosovo’s wartime rape survivors

‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

CN: this article contains brief discussion of sexual exploitation REPORT As another scandal strikes Serbian politics, this time it is former mayor and sitting member of the National Assembly, Dragan Marković, whose name is on everyone's lips for all the wrong reasons. The MP and city council president of Jagodina now faces a formal investigation … Continue reading ‘Pimping’ girls: Vučić ally and MP investigated for sexual exploitation 

Remembering the Paris Commune and its unsung anarchist heroine, Louise Michel: an interview with historian, Naomi Clifford

Support Politika News on Patreon. INTERVIEW As 2021 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, historian Naomi Clifford turns her investigative eye to the life of an unsung anarchist heroine from France's Haute-Marne: Louise Michel. Following her recent lecture on Michel (in collaboration with Tate South Lambeth Library) Naomi managed to pluck time out … Continue reading Remembering the Paris Commune and its unsung anarchist heroine, Louise Michel: an interview with historian, Naomi Clifford

Poland’s likely withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and violence against women: an interview with Gals4Gals Łódź

PODCAST CN: this podcast episode contains discussion of homophobia, transphobia and misogyny. As Poland's government comes one step closer to achieving its stated goal of withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, Politika News speaks to Gals4Gals Łódź. Last year, the feminist movement organised the city's largest protest since the hunger demonstrations of 1981, against the government's … Continue reading Poland’s likely withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and violence against women: an interview with Gals4Gals Łódź

Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

CN: this article contains discussion of sexual violence and genocide INTERVIEW A quarter of a century after the Dayton Accords were signed, the women of Bosnia are still living with the aftermath of the terrors of war. Bosnian scholars, activists and artists continue to campaign for the experiences of Bosnian women during the war of … Continue reading Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

Telegram revenge porn scandal: police investigate as more than 50 000 men share explicit content of women and underaged girls

CN: this article contains discussion of rape, child pornography and revenge porn REPORT The Serbian Ministry of Internal Affairs is currently investigating a case of mass revenge porn that has shaken Serbia and the surrounding Balkan region over the past few days. There is now increasing evidence to suggest that thousands of men have collaborated … Continue reading Telegram revenge porn scandal: police investigate as more than 50 000 men share explicit content of women and underaged girls

‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković

VIDEO Nela Pamuković is the Co-Founder of the feminist, anti-militaristic non-governmental organisation, Centar Za Žene Žrtve Rata (Centre for Women War Victims) in Zagreb. The centre was founded in 1992, in response to the increasing violence against women during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. In our interview, Nela notes with a smile that the … Continue reading ‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković

The Siege of Sarajevo 25 years on: Bosnia’s women need action, not words

OPINION Upon entry to the home I grew up in but was away from for years, I run to the hallway closet to check to see if they are still there. The “they” in this equation are the most perfect pair of high gloss, black patented heels. These were the heels my mother wore before … Continue reading The Siege of Sarajevo 25 years on: Bosnia’s women need action, not words

Interview: Polish feminist movement vows to enter Parliament and bring down far-right, Catholic government

VIDEO https://videopress.com/v/cSf9ioMN?posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fpolitikapolitika.files.wordpress.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fgals4gals-poster-image-2.png&preloadContent=auto As Poland's near total abortion ban now comes into effect, Politika News speaks with Wiktoria Sakowicz, a loyal activist of the rising feminist movement, Gals4Gals. Sakowicz explains why Polish women have never been more vulnerable and how the movement, responsible for the largest protests in the city of Lodz since 1981, is planning … Continue reading Interview: Polish feminist movement vows to enter Parliament and bring down far-right, Catholic government