As Israel's war with Hamas continues, thousands have been killed as the region teeters dangerously on the edge of a wider conflict that could result in direct US and Iranian involvement. At a moment when peace seems so incredibly far away, where does this leave women peace activists on both sides? Annette Young talks to Dr Yael Braudo-Bahat from Israel's Women Wage Peace and Palestinian activist Nivine Sandouka from the Alliance for Middle East Peace; both are calling for an immediate end to the bloodshed.
Rwanda has a progressive posture towards LGBTQ issues, but human rights NGOs want more legal recognition and protection for transgender and intersex people to ensure they don’t suffer further discrimination and stigma.
A shrine in central Japan is defending a popular ritual that often sees the horses taking part mistreated or injured. Animal rights activists say its about tourism and money, not history.
Although climate change has been conspicuously absent from Nigeria's political agenda, the tangible effects of global warming are undeniably present. The country has one of the highest rates of desertification in the world, many of its cities are under threat from rising sea levels, and the 2022 floods resulted in hundreds of fatalities and displaced over a million people.
Amid ongoing fighting, Sudan's civil society activists have started coordinating much-needed water and food supply for the crisis-ridden population, vowing to uphold their calls for democracy and a peaceful transition.
Twelve years ago, young people took to the streets calling for constitutional reforms in Jordan. But the March 24 youth movement fizzled out.
Uganda's new and stricter laws to punish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer people puts draconian restrictions on the media and advocates for LGBTQ rights, too.
Tunisian police arrested two political activists and a businessman amid growing concerns over political freedoms in the country.
What's left of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement? Since the implementation of the 2020 National Security law, police have been arresting anti-regime activists en masse. Most are now in prison or in exile. Authorities dissuade and crack down on all forms of protest.
More than a hundred climate activists have occupied the western German village of Lützerath, which is set to be demolished to make way for the expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine.