“Every day a new legal proposition threatens rights we have already reached. Backlash is now always on the horizon.” - Zeca, Brazil
More than ever, recent gains in women’s rights are under threat, with justifications in the name of religion, culture, and tradition. The rise in fundamentalisms is a global phenomenon in which religions and cultural norms work to legitimize rigid and totalitarian beliefs and practices, and to promote intolerance. This change impacts women from many religions and cultures in all parts of the world.
How can we sustainably respond to fundamentalisms that live and thrive in our own communities? Global Fund for Women President and CEO Musimbi Kanyoro explains that with resources and global solidarity, women’s movements can fight back effectively.
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