Moldovian city planner Constanța Dohotaru: Our cities are patriarchy cut in stone!
Constanța Dohotaru about rampant Russian propaganda in Moldova, the situation of women, minorities and refugees, and urban planning, which is heavily biased towards the needs of men.
Organisers of LGBTQ+ film festival in Russia: “We were a little naïve about the backlash that was going to happen!”
Estonian Rainbow Heroes of Culture, Gulya Sultanova and Manny de Guerre, who ran the LGBTQ+ film festival Side by Side in Russia, compare working in an atmosphere of bomb threats, intimidation and self-censorship to working to promote human rights in Russia in Estonia, where they run Q-Space, LGBTQ+ cultural program mainly aimed at the Russian-speaking community.
Humanitarian Aws Jubair: Attacks against LGBTQ+ people have increased in Turkey
Aws Jubair, a refugee and LGBTQ+ activist, talks about the work of the Aman Project, which assists LGBTQ+ refugees in Turkey.
Uzma Yakoob: Pakistani feminism is secular, diverse and inclusive
How are women and minorities affected by militarism, patriarchy, unstable neighbouring countries and Islam in Pakistan? Hille Hanso interviewed Uzma Yakoob.
Ukrainian feminist activist Maryna Shevtsova: All women’s rights organisations have switched to emergency mode
Hille Hanso talked to Maryna Shevtsova, a Ukrainian scholar, feminist and activist, about the history of the feminist movement in Ukraine and the war.
Sanem Güner: Treating feminism as a Western invention perpetuates a myth from which Turkish conservatives have benefited greatly
The President of Turkey recently signed a decree withdrawing Turkey from the Council of Europe's Convention on Violence against Women.