The ratification of one treaty may not have a significant impact on the overall status of women in society, but withdrawal from that same treaty, especially one as central as the Istanbul Convention, is a clear sign of deteriorating women’s rights
The current restrictions on both the rights and protections of the LGBTQ+ community as seen with the closing of the centre in Ghana only contribute to a climate of intolerance and enforces colonial-era ideas on the norms of sexuality.
Constitutional change in Honduras stands out in the “green wave” of pro-choice campaigning currently taking Latin America by storm. The advancement of anti-abortion legislation in Honduras threatens to undermine any regional progress.
Throughout history, countless women have played major organizational and leadership roles in major social movements, however, their names rarely hold as much historical significance compared to their male counterparts. This is not a result of lesser contributions on the women's part but rather reflective of the biased structure of social movements that foster clear gender distinctions and hierarchies.
Kyrgyzstan has a reputation of being one of the only countries in central Asia to have a semi- democratic government. Despite this, the country is no stranger to political unrest: in the past 15 years, two presidents have been overthrown by revolts, and recent developments in the ongoing situation hint there could be a third.