Trafficking and sex work in Latin America: are women really being rescued?

Jessica Gutiérrez is a therapist working with survivors of sexual violence based in Buenos Aires. She describes how her experience of a brothel raid in Mexico radically altered her views on trafficking for sexual exploitation. (photo:...
LGSM march across Westminster Bridge

Pride: How solidarity in struggle changed the world for British LGBT people

The new film Pride shows the solidarity between the miners and a group of lesbian and gay supporters during the strike of almost thirty years ago. Struggle can change the world in ways we never...

Assata Shakur: the world’s most dangerous woman?

Estelle Cooch reports on a lively launch of Assata Shakur's autobiography at the recently opened Black Cultural Archives in Brixton It may be forty years since Assata Shakur, still the FBI's most wanted woman, went...

Review: Playing the Whore

Becky Gardner reviews Melissa Gira Grant's book "Playing the Whore" (Verso, 2014). This review was originally published in the Summer 2014 edition of the rs21 magazine. In her new book Playing the Whore, journalist...

“Anyone could be a target”

Areej Ali-Al-ashhab is a full-time field coordinator at the Gender Initiative Program at the United Nations Relief Works Agency and a part-time English teacher at AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services) in Gaza City. In...

Protesters take to the Tube to highlight Spain’s crackdown on abortion rights

(report by Lois JC and Shanice McBean, pics from mybellyismine.wordpress.com) Spanish activists have launched a campaign called Mi Bombo Es Mío ("my belly is mine") in response to plans by the government to make abortion illegal in all but a handful...

Rolf Harris is guilty

Yesterday Rolf Harris was found guilty of 12 counts of indecently assaulting four girls. David Renton argues that his conviction goes some way in corroding the stereotypes with which rape and sexual violence are surrounded One theme...

The Politics of Pride

As the LGBT movement takes to the streets at London Pride today, Colin Wilson reflects on the challenges facing the movement for liberation today. The official guide for Pride London is a remarkably political document. Perhaps, with the...

‘No to Pinkwashing’ at Pride

Members of No to Pinkwashing – No to Israeli Apartheid will be joining the LGBT Pride march in London this Saturday. Colin Wilson explains the background of the campaign. "Pinkwashing" is a cynical...

Protest against Spain’s anti-abortion bill: 7pm, Friday 27 June, London SW1X 8SB

Abortion rights are under attack in the Spanish state. The right wing government wants to make abortion illegal in all but very restricted circumstances. This is the most fundamental attack on women's rights in a European...