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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Reflects on Oscar Win and What it Means for Pakistan

February 29, 2012

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By Sadia Ashraf, February 29, 2012 / followed by  “Pakistan’s First Oscar Win Explores Efforts to End Acid Violence in Pakistan” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Oscar Academy Award win for Pakistan last Sunday, a first for the country, is a bittersweet victory. While the country rejoices in the worldwide recognition of an Oscar for Saving Face as […]

Gender stereotypes, miscommunication can hinder relationships among people of all gender identifications and sexual orientations

February 29, 2012

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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Sophomore Ray George’s relationship with his girlfriend started in a bit of an unconventional way. “I actually didn’t ask my girlfriend [out] on our first date,” George said. “She asked me out first.” Marissa Oehlhof, an instructor in the Psychology department, said one of the traditional gender stereotypes is for […]

Where Abusing Women Is "An Accepted Norm"

February 29, 2012

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Mathilde Bagneres interviews LILLY BE’SOER, founder of Voice for Change, Papua New Guinea Lilly Be’Soer, founder of Voice for Change, a non-governmental organisation for women’s rights in Papua New Guinea. Credit:Mathilde Bagneres/ IPS UNITED NATIONS, Feb 29, 2012 (IPS) – Violence, torture and other forms of cruel treatment are on the rise for women in […]

‘Vagina Monologues’ confronts taboo issues of sexuality

February 29, 2012

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By Lauren Sarner, The Dartmouth StaffPublished on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 At an institution that began as all-male and whose social scene is still largely dominated by fraternities, almost 60 female Dartmouth students are bringing the taboo discussion of vaginas into the spotlight in “The Vagina Monologues” beginning tonight. The performance, being staged for the […]

Women’s Health Care at Risk

February 29, 2012

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Published: February 28, 2012 A wave of mergers between Roman Catholic and secular hospitals is threatening to deprive women in many areas of the country of ready access to important reproductive services. Catholic hospitals that merge or form partnerships with secular hospitals often try to impose religious restrictions against abortions, contraception and sterilization on the […]

In India, a ‘Blame the Victim’ Mentality

February 29, 2012

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By NILANJANA S. ROYPublished: February 28, 2012 NEW DELHI — When the West Bengal sports minister, Madan Mitra, offered his opinion of the character of a woman who was raped after leaving a Kolkata nightclub, he joined a long line of Indian officials who appear happy to blame the victim. “She has two children, and […]

Two SIdes of the Moon, by David L. Gould

February 28, 2012

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Reblogged from Honour Based Violence Awareness Network David Gould Director and Producer of documentary film Two Sides of the Moon. http://www.twosidesofthemoon.com Over four years ago, the former Deputy Director of the University of Iowa’s Center for Human Rights, Chivy Sok invited me for coffee. Over the course of our conversation, Chivy challenged me to produce a […]