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How Harry Potter’s Hermione suffered a very Hollywood fate

July 31, 2011

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As Hermione Granger grew up, her bookish, brainy persona was reduced to being more sexy, less threatening – and less magical Sarah Jane Stratfordguardian.co.uk, Saturday 30 July 2011 In Deathly Hallows, Hermione (played by Emma Watson) wears ‘jeans so tight you’d think her legs would break if she tried to run’. Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk “I […]

How Harry Potter’s Hermione suffered a very Hollywood fate

July 31, 2011

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As Hermione Granger grew up, her bookish, brainy persona was reduced to being more sexy, less threatening – and less magical Sarah Jane Stratfordguardian.co.uk, Saturday 30 July 2011 In Deathly Hallows, Hermione (played by Emma Watson) wears ‘jeans so tight you’d think her legs would break if she tried to run’. Photograph: Jaap Buitendijk “I […]

Young women “have as much self-esteem” as men

July 31, 2011

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by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch Swiss researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference in women and men’s self-esteem in adolescence and young adulthood. They say the results could help iron out misconceptions that men have more feelings of self-worth than women, which could lead to self-esteem problems among young males being […]

Young women “have as much self-esteem” as men

July 31, 2011

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by Isobel Leybold-Johnson, swissinfo.ch Swiss researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference in women and men’s self-esteem in adolescence and young adulthood. They say the results could help iron out misconceptions that men have more feelings of self-worth than women, which could lead to self-esteem problems among young males being […]

Suppression of women’s rights persists despite progress on discrimination – UN

July 31, 2011

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Silvia Pimental 29 July 2011 – The United Nations committee tasked with ensuring compliance with the global treaty to end discrimination against women today noted that there has been progress towards improving the lot of women in some countries, but discriminatory practices continued to limit their human rights. During its 49th session, the Committee on […]

Suppression of women’s rights persists despite progress on discrimination – UN

July 31, 2011

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Silvia Pimental 29 July 2011 – The United Nations committee tasked with ensuring compliance with the global treaty to end discrimination against women today noted that there has been progress towards improving the lot of women in some countries, but discriminatory practices continued to limit their human rights. During its 49th session, the Committee on […]

Demand forces some women’s shelters to start waiting lists

July 31, 2011

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This 30-year-old victim of domestic violence has been living at a shelter for three weeks after her boyfriend came home drunk, punched her and choked her. The Eastside woman has two children. / Charlie Nye / The Star Written by John Tuohy and Carrie Ritchiejohn.tuohy@indystar.com It’s the last thing a beaten, bruised and frightened woman […]

Demand forces some women’s shelters to start waiting lists

July 31, 2011

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This 30-year-old victim of domestic violence has been living at a shelter for three weeks after her boyfriend came home drunk, punched her and choked her. The Eastside woman has two children. / Charlie Nye / The Star Written by John Tuohy and Carrie Ritchiejohn.tuohy@indystar.com It’s the last thing a beaten, bruised and frightened woman […]

Sudanese Women Offer Stories of Resilience

July 31, 2011

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By Rebecca TinsleyWeNews commentator Sunday, July 31, 2011 Novelist Rebecca Tinsley struggles with how to share Sudanese women’s stories without spreading a sense of hopelessness. In the end she had their resilience to highlight, along with the transformational power of education. (WOMENSENEWS)–Consider this dilemma – how do you accurately portray the lives of women in […]

Sudanese Women Offer Stories of Resilience

July 31, 2011

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By Rebecca TinsleyWeNews commentator Sunday, July 31, 2011 Novelist Rebecca Tinsley struggles with how to share Sudanese women’s stories without spreading a sense of hopelessness. In the end she had their resilience to highlight, along with the transformational power of education. (WOMENSENEWS)–Consider this dilemma – how do you accurately portray the lives of women in […]

Depressed Teens Have Riskier Sex

July 31, 2011

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Teen girls are less likely to use condoms when depressed.Published on July 30, 2011 by Kathryn Stamoulis, Ph.D. in The New Teen Age Image from recover-from-grief.com  A new study published in the Journal of Psychology, Health & Medicine found that depression is linked to risky sexual practices among teen girls. Over a period of 12-months, […]

Depressed Teens Have Riskier Sex

July 31, 2011

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Teen girls are less likely to use condoms when depressed.Published on July 30, 2011 by Kathryn Stamoulis, Ph.D. in The New Teen Age Image from recover-from-grief.com  A new study published in the Journal of Psychology, Health & Medicine found that depression is linked to risky sexual practices among teen girls. Over a period of 12-months, […]

Kids challenge gender identity earlier — and get support

July 31, 2011

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Parents and schools are seeing increasing numbers of children, some as young as kindergartners, who are challenging the gender into which they were born. By Lornet Turnbull Seattle Times staff reporter Every few weeks, Aidan Key might get a call: a little boy in school is dressing as a girl — in frilly tops or […]

Kids challenge gender identity earlier — and get support

July 31, 2011

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Parents and schools are seeing increasing numbers of children, some as young as kindergartners, who are challenging the gender into which they were born. By Lornet Turnbull Seattle Times staff reporter Every few weeks, Aidan Key might get a call: a little boy in school is dressing as a girl — in frilly tops or […]

Nigeria: Marital Rape – Spoken About Only in Whispers

July 30, 2011

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Tosin Omoniyi29 July 2011 In Nigeria, it is a topic many would rather not talk about but its effects are inherently ravaging not only the female folk and family ties but societal values. Mrs Patricia Ofeme (not real name) was wedded in a high society nuptial about 2 years ago to her heartthrob of many […]

Nigeria: Marital Rape – Spoken About Only in Whispers

July 30, 2011

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Tosin Omoniyi29 July 2011 In Nigeria, it is a topic many would rather not talk about but its effects are inherently ravaging not only the female folk and family ties but societal values. Mrs Patricia Ofeme (not real name) was wedded in a high society nuptial about 2 years ago to her heartthrob of many […]

The subtle messages that put women off science

July 30, 2011

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29 July 2011 Last updated at 11:54 GMT Nasa scientist Dr Holly Goodhead in James Bond film Moonraker was a classic stereotype of a female scientist By Hannah RichardsonBBC News education reporter Women are being put off working in and studying science by “subtle” messages in the media and society, academics say. Although girls make […]

The subtle messages that put women off science

July 30, 2011

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29 July 2011 Last updated at 11:54 GMT Nasa scientist Dr Holly Goodhead in James Bond film Moonraker was a classic stereotype of a female scientist By Hannah RichardsonBBC News education reporter Women are being put off working in and studying science by “subtle” messages in the media and society, academics say. Although girls make […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

AFRICA-DEVELOPMENT Governments Need to Reach Out to Rural Women

July 30, 2011

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By Aimable Twahirwa KIGALI, Jul 29, 2011 (IPS) – Governments, especially in Africa, need to have strong accountability measures in place in order to effectively reach women in rural areas through gender responsive budgeting. This was one of the recommendations in the Global Call for Action plan drawn up at the end of an international […]

AFRICA-DEVELOPMENT Governments Need to Reach Out to Rural Women

July 30, 2011

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By Aimable Twahirwa KIGALI, Jul 29, 2011 (IPS) – Governments, especially in Africa, need to have strong accountability measures in place in order to effectively reach women in rural areas through gender responsive budgeting. This was one of the recommendations in the Global Call for Action plan drawn up at the end of an international […]

Societal Barriers Push Women Out of Workforce

July 30, 2011

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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 29, 2011 The overall perception of Americans is that we have finally reached workplace gender equality, that women’s job opportunities are equal to men’s. However, experts struggle with the paradox as women still earn less than men, are underrepresented at the […]

Societal Barriers Push Women Out of Workforce

July 30, 2011

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By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News EditorReviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 29, 2011 The overall perception of Americans is that we have finally reached workplace gender equality, that women’s job opportunities are equal to men’s. However, experts struggle with the paradox as women still earn less than men, are underrepresented at the […]

Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

July 30, 2011

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Tadej Znidarcic for The New York TimesThe delivery room of a hospital in Arua, Uganda. The 400-bed hospital has a shortage of doctors and midwives and lacks many basic medical supplies. More Photos » By CELIA W. DUGGERPublished: July 29, 2011 ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity […]

Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

July 30, 2011

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Tadej Znidarcic for The New York TimesThe delivery room of a hospital in Arua, Uganda. The 400-bed hospital has a shortage of doctors and midwives and lacks many basic medical supplies. More Photos » By CELIA W. DUGGERPublished: July 29, 2011 ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity […]

Guatemalan war rape survivors: ‘We have no voice’

July 29, 2011

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More than 100,000 women were raped in the 36-year Guatemalan civil war. Despite violent retributions, they are now breaking their silence Ofelia de Pablo, Javier Zurita and Giles Tremlett guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Victims Maria Castro, Jacinta Guarcas and María Toj. Photograph: Ofelia de Pablo & Javier Zurita “When the soldiers found me they […]

Guatemalan war rape survivors: ‘We have no voice’

July 29, 2011

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More than 100,000 women were raped in the 36-year Guatemalan civil war. Despite violent retributions, they are now breaking their silence Ofelia de Pablo, Javier Zurita and Giles Tremlett guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Victims Maria Castro, Jacinta Guarcas and María Toj. Photograph: Ofelia de Pablo & Javier Zurita “When the soldiers found me they […]

FAMILY LIFE: The changing face of ‘family’

July 29, 2011

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Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 3:27pm Today’s LGBT youth have options available that the gays and lesbians of yore would not have dreamed possible DAVID WEBB | The Rare Reporter What a difference a few decades and the evolution of new generations can make in society, particularly when it comes to the development of […]

FAMILY LIFE: The changing face of ‘family’

July 29, 2011

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Posted on 28 Jul 2011 at 3:27pm Today’s LGBT youth have options available that the gays and lesbians of yore would not have dreamed possible DAVID WEBB | The Rare Reporter What a difference a few decades and the evolution of new generations can make in society, particularly when it comes to the development of […]

Is the Menstrual Cycle Linked to the Timing of Sexual Assaults?

July 29, 2011

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Is ovulation a dangerous time for sexual assaults? Published on July 28, 2011 by Gad Saad, Ph.D. in Homo Consumericus The menstrual cycle has a profound effect on women’s behaviors, preferences, and desires. In a book chapter that I recently published with Kristina M. Durante (see chapter 7), we explored how the menstrual cycle might […]

Is the Menstrual Cycle Linked to the Timing of Sexual Assaults?

July 29, 2011

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Is ovulation a dangerous time for sexual assaults? Published on July 28, 2011 by Gad Saad, Ph.D. in Homo Consumericus The menstrual cycle has a profound effect on women’s behaviors, preferences, and desires. In a book chapter that I recently published with Kristina M. Durante (see chapter 7), we explored how the menstrual cycle might […]

Food Insecurity Caused by Climate Change Affects Family Planning in Kenya

July 29, 2011

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by Dorah Nesoba 07/29/2011 by CIFOR NAIROBI, KENYA – It is early evening, and one of the fast food outlets in the South C Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is bustling with activity as hungry souls troop in one after the other. But Paul Mwangi, a taxi operator, says that no matter what he […]

Food Insecurity Caused by Climate Change Affects Family Planning in Kenya

July 29, 2011

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by Dorah Nesoba 07/29/2011 by CIFOR NAIROBI, KENYA – It is early evening, and one of the fast food outlets in the South C Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is bustling with activity as hungry souls troop in one after the other. But Paul Mwangi, a taxi operator, says that no matter what he […]

Female ‘farmer’ sows seeds of gender bias

July 29, 2011

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Jul 28, 2011, 11.24PM ISTSAMBALPUR: In a classic example of how male members of society fix gender role for women in patriarchy, a tribal woman was allegedly outcast from her community for performing a “male act” : sowing paddy seeds in the field. She was driven out by the villagers’ body after she refused to […]

Female ‘farmer’ sows seeds of gender bias

July 29, 2011

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Jul 28, 2011, 11.24PM ISTSAMBALPUR: In a classic example of how male members of society fix gender role for women in patriarchy, a tribal woman was allegedly outcast from her community for performing a “male act” : sowing paddy seeds in the field. She was driven out by the villagers’ body after she refused to […]

Misrata nurses battle for gender equality amid the fighting

July 29, 2011

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Women working at the main casualty hospital in Libyan city are seeing attitudes shift, though men still drive them to work Chris Stephen in Misrata guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Nurses at hospital in besieged Libyan rebel city of Misrata examine X-ray of wounded fighter. Photograph: Irina Kalashnikova  The female nurses have a simple rule: […]

Misrata nurses battle for gender equality amid the fighting

July 29, 2011

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Women working at the main casualty hospital in Libyan city are seeing attitudes shift, though men still drive them to work Chris Stephen in Misrata guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 July 2011 Nurses at hospital in besieged Libyan rebel city of Misrata examine X-ray of wounded fighter. Photograph: Irina Kalashnikova  The female nurses have a simple rule: […]

UN Women-Supported Project to Provide Legal and Medical Services to Rwandan Widows

July 28, 2011

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Posted on July 26 2011 Mother and child at a Village of Hope community centre in Kigali that provides services and emergency housing to women victims of rape and other violent crimes committed during the Rwandan genocide. During the genocide, women were systematically raped by HIV-infected men as part of a campaign to spread the […]

UN Women-Supported Project to Provide Legal and Medical Services to Rwandan Widows

July 28, 2011

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Posted on July 26 2011 Mother and child at a Village of Hope community centre in Kigali that provides services and emergency housing to women victims of rape and other violent crimes committed during the Rwandan genocide. During the genocide, women were systematically raped by HIV-infected men as part of a campaign to spread the […]

Khadijatou : how 36 years living in a camp, fighting hunger, have an impact on the society and families structures.

July 28, 2011

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Published on 26 July 2011 Women as head of the household : During a monitoring visit, the team met Khadijatou, one of the refugee living in the camp for 36 years. She describes how was her life and how it get improved thanks to humanitarian assistance During one of our monitoring visits to Smara camp […]

Khadijatou : how 36 years living in a camp, fighting hunger, have an impact on the society and families structures.

July 28, 2011

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Published on 26 July 2011 Women as head of the household : During a monitoring visit, the team met Khadijatou, one of the refugee living in the camp for 36 years. She describes how was her life and how it get improved thanks to humanitarian assistance During one of our monitoring visits to Smara camp […]

Education in Pakistan – one year after the monsoon floods

July 28, 2011

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By Rudina Vojvoda © UNICEF/PAKA2010-00441/Marta RamonedaA girl at a UNICEF-supported school in a relief camp for people affected by the floods in Sukkur, Pakistan. NEW YORK, USA, 27 July 2011 – The floods that hit Pakistan one year ago are considered to be the worst in its history. Triggered by the annual monsoon rains, the […]

Education in Pakistan – one year after the monsoon floods

July 28, 2011

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By Rudina Vojvoda © UNICEF/PAKA2010-00441/Marta RamonedaA girl at a UNICEF-supported school in a relief camp for people affected by the floods in Sukkur, Pakistan. NEW YORK, USA, 27 July 2011 – The floods that hit Pakistan one year ago are considered to be the worst in its history. Triggered by the annual monsoon rains, the […]

NIGERIA: Changing attitudes to contraception

July 28, 2011

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Photo: UNFPATraditional leaders’ support has been vital to reproductive health education efforts DAKAR, 27 July 2011 (IRIN) – Health workers say an apparent rise in contraceptive use in Nigeria stems largely from a willingness by traditional and religious leaders in some regions to use their influence in promoting reproductive health. In the predominantly Muslim north, […]

NIGERIA: Changing attitudes to contraception

July 28, 2011

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Photo: UNFPATraditional leaders’ support has been vital to reproductive health education efforts DAKAR, 27 July 2011 (IRIN) – Health workers say an apparent rise in contraceptive use in Nigeria stems largely from a willingness by traditional and religious leaders in some regions to use their influence in promoting reproductive health. In the predominantly Muslim north, […]

CENTRAL AMERICA Families Downsizing

July 28, 2011

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By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – María José Aceituno, who works at a public relations firm in the Guatemalan capital, has two children and says she is not having any more, in order to safeguard the financial position and security of her family. “I would rather have two happy children than […]

CENTRAL AMERICA Families Downsizing

July 28, 2011

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By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – María José Aceituno, who works at a public relations firm in the Guatemalan capital, has two children and says she is not having any more, in order to safeguard the financial position and security of her family. “I would rather have two happy children than […]

EAST AFRICA ‘It’s Not a Heartless Mother Leaving a Child Behind, Just One Who Wants to Survive’

July 28, 2011

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By Miriam Gathigah A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit:Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS NAIROBI, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – On the road between the Kenyan and Somali border lie the dead bodies of children who have succumbed to the famine and the hardships […]

EAST AFRICA ‘It’s Not a Heartless Mother Leaving a Child Behind, Just One Who Wants to Survive’

July 28, 2011

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By Miriam Gathigah A child from drought-stricken southern Somalia who survived the long journey to an aid camp in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Credit:Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPS NAIROBI, Jul 27, 2011 (IPS) – On the road between the Kenyan and Somali border lie the dead bodies of children who have succumbed to the famine and the hardships […]