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End Child Marriage

May 30, 2012

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Girls Not Brides is a global partnership to end child marriage and give girls opportunities to fulfill their potential. ICRW has been involved in the Girls Not Brides partnership since its inception and is among the member organizations that support this alliance. In this video from Girls Not Brides, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Desmond […]

Stop Excluding Women From Farmer Busines

May 30, 2012

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Stop Excluding Women From Farmer Business Associations, Field School Training » Women farmers work hard to grow food for themselves and their families, and for sale. They plant and tend, fertilize and weed, harvest and process — in short, do all it takes to produce a crop. But t… http://ow.ly/bfL7k

Melka’s Story | ICRW http://ow.ly/bfKXa

May 30, 2012

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Melka’s Story | ICRW http://ow.ly/bfKXa

End Child Marriage | ICRW http://ow.ly/b

May 30, 2012

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End Child Marriage | ICRW http://ow.ly/bfKSo

PHILIPPINES: Steep rise in gender-based

May 30, 2012

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PHILIPPINES: Steep rise in gender-based violence – AlertNet » http://ow.ly/bfKel

Honduras Remains a Hostile Environment f

May 30, 2012

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Honduras Remains a Hostile Environment for Journalists » Two murders of prominent reporters have rocked Honduras during the month of May and people want answers. http://ow.ly/bfK8v

Breaking: Another 160 Girls, Teachers, P

May 30, 2012

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Breaking: Another 160 Girls, Teachers, Poisoned At School In Afghanistan » On Tuesday, May 29, 160 schoolgirls and teachers were admitted to a hospital after a suspected poisoning at a school in Afghanistan’s northern Takhar province. http://ow.ly/bfK3j

Why Does The U.S. Hate Moms? » When it c

May 30, 2012

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Why Does The U.S. Hate Moms? » When it comes to paid maternity leave, the U.S. is behind nearly every other country in the world. http://ow.ly/bfJYt

Where do politicians stand on polygamy?

May 30, 2012

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Where do politicians stand on polygamy? | » Family First NZ is calling for the National, Labour and Green party to state where they stand on the issue of redefining marriage to allow polygamy and polyamory. http://ow.ly/bfJRI

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

May 30, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : MEPs give prostitution at sporting events the red card » MEPs give prostitution at sporting events the red card – http://ow.ly/bfJM2

A first for the third gender | Bangkok P

May 30, 2012

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A first for the third gender | Bangkok Post: news » Yollada Suanyot calls herself a woman by choice and instinct, but says her election as the country’s first transsexual member of a Provincial Administration Organisation has little to do with her oute… http://ow.ly/bfJB0

UGANDA: Supply the main challenge in mal

May 30, 2012

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UGANDA: Supply the main challenge in male circumcision » Uganda’s campaign to encourage male circumcision – part of its effort to reduce HIV transmission – has attracted an enthusiastic response, but the bigger challenge is rallying resources so the health … http://ow.ly/bfJw1

Trafficked women experience violence and

May 30, 2012

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Trafficked women experience violence and poor health » Women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation experience violence and poor physical and mental health but there is little evidence available about the health consequences experienced by traff… http://ow.ly/bfJpA

Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict »

May 30, 2012

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Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict » When we think of armed conflicts, we think of battlefields, of soldiers in arms, of trenches and tanks. But wars tragically are also about civilians, particularly women and children, caught on the mar… http://ow.ly/bfJhy

Angelina Jolie and William Hague unite i

May 30, 2012

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Angelina Jolie and William Hague unite in campaign against sexual violence in conflict zones – Telegraph » Angelina Jolie met British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London on Tuesday, as she backed a new government campaign to fight sexual violence in conflict zones. http://ow.ly/bfJ9T

Speaking out against child marriage in E

May 30, 2012

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Speaking out against child marriage in Ethiopia | Women’s Views on News » Gillian Gaynair and Jeff Edmeades from the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) talk about the programme tackling child marriage in Ethiopia http://ow.ly/bfISw

Women’s FA Cup Final coverage cut short

May 30, 2012

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Women’s FA Cup Final coverage cut short by Sky | Women’s Views on News » Women’s Football fans were disappointed on Saturday when live coverage of the Women’s FA Cup Final between Birmingham City and Chelsea was cut short by Sky. http://ow.ly/bfIIe

Please help me: The child abuse epidemic

May 29, 2012

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By Karla Kellam, May 29, 2012 A little over a month ago, on April 17, a ten-year-old Muslim boy named Abdifatah Mohamud, was brutally murdered in Buffalo, NY by his stepfather—beaten to death more than 70 times with a rolling pin. The stepfather admitted to, “…binding the boys’ hands, stuffing a sock into his mouth, […]

Jirga decision: Authorities move to save ‘condemned’ Kohistani women

May 29, 2012

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By Muhammad SadaqatPublished: May 29, 2012 Local police chief said that a police party, headed by a deputy superintendent police, has been sent to Seertaiy village to recover the girls who, The Express Tribune reported, were locked in a room and were being starved. KOHISTAN: In a bid to preempt the execution of six people […]

What PRENDA Would Mean to Women

May 29, 2012

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Miriam Yeung, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Eleanor Hinton HoyttPosted: 05/29/2012 On Wednesday, May 30, the United States House of Representatives will consider the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.” Known as “PRENDA,” the latest version of the bill (there have been at least three) would ban abortions performed on the basis of sex. If this bill becomes law, a […]

Louisiana Set To Become Seventh State Wi

May 29, 2012

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Louisiana Set To Become Seventh State With 20 Week Abortion Ban » The Louisiana state senate unanimously passed a 20 week abortion ban. http://ow.ly/be70q

Turkish PM: Abortion Is Like Murder » So

May 29, 2012

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Turkish PM: Abortion Is Like Murder » Some 300 women in Turkey are calling Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan the women’s enemy over remarks he made last week in which he likened abortion to murder. http://ow.ly/be6W1

Child Abuse: Please help me: The child a

May 29, 2012

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Child Abuse: Please help me: The child abuse epidemic » A little over a month ago, on April 17, a ten-year-old Muslim boy named Abdifatah Mohamud, was brutally murdered in Buffalo, NY by his stepfather—beaten to death more than 70 times with a rolling pin…. http://ow.ly/be6Pq

Jirga decision: Authorities move to save

May 29, 2012

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Jirga decision: Authorities move to save ‘condemned’ Kohistani women – The Express Tribune » A jirga had condemned six people to death for “disrespecting gender segregation customs” in remote village of… http://ow.ly/be6Bk

Pregnant workers report growing discrimi

May 29, 2012

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Pregnant workers report growing discrimination | The Copenhagen Post | The Danish News in English » Social worker Katinka Rørup said her world came crashing down when she received a pink slip from her job in the autumn of 2010. The dismissal notice came a short time after she had informed her employ… http://ow.ly/be6nP

What PRENDA Would Mean to Women » Known

May 29, 2012

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What PRENDA Would Mean to Women » Known as “PRENDA,” the latest version of this bill would ban abortions performed on the basis of sex. If itbecomes law, a doctor or nurse who suspects that a patient is seeking a sex-selective abortio… http://ow.ly/be6jM

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

May 29, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : MEPs back Resolution on LGBTI rights » MEPs back Resolution on LGBTI rights – http://ow.ly/be66q

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

May 29, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : EU moves closer to female quotas » EU moves closer to female quotas – http://ow.ly/be61Z

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

May 29, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : France – Euro 2012 en Ukraine : l’industrie du sexe se prépare ! » France – Euro 2012 en Ukraine : l’industrie du sexe se prépare ! – http://ow.ly/be5WC

First female village chief in Afghanista

May 29, 2012

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First female village chief in Afghanistan defies gender roles » In a male-dominated society that has for years been controlled by the ultra-conservative Taliban, the emergence of the first female village chief took everyone by surprise. After being ridiculed by … http://ow.ly/be5NC

Faces Transforming: research on female-t

May 29, 2012

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Faces Transforming: research on female-to-male transsexuals | The Skinny » As I study the photographic images before me, the boy’s face radiates innocence and boldness. He looks like a bit of an imp. I look at his adult face, and can still see the impishness in his expre… http://ow.ly/be5wH

Slick misleading infotainment on sex tra

May 29, 2012

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Slick misleading infotainment on sex trafficking from the BBC: No one’s immune, then | The Naked Anthropologist » Slick misleading infotainment on sex trafficking from the BBC provides video documentaries that make no attempt to understand migration or sex work and reproduce victimisation. http://ow.ly/be4fG

Women Violated in War Denied Memorials B

May 29, 2012

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Women Violated in War Denied Memorials By Rochelle G. Saidel WeNews commentator Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Japanese officials are trying to remove a small monument to Korean “comfort women” in New Jersey. Rochelle Saidel says these and other women violated by war are still being denied official recognition. http://ow.ly/be3pQ

Acid attack victims fight to stop releas

May 29, 2012

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Acid attack victims fight to stop release of their film in Pakistan » Pakistani acid attack victims who were featured in an Oscar-winning documentary are taking legal action to stop the film from being shown in their country, amid fears they may be shunned by their comm… http://ow.ly/be3iu

Abortion statistics for England and Wale

May 29, 2012

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Abortion statistics for England and Wales: see the latest breakdown » The latest abortion statistics show huge variation in rates across England and Wales. Find out what the figures say • Get the data http://ow.ly/be3bF

International Honour Based Violence Reso

May 29, 2012

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International Honour Based Violence Resource Centre » HBVA is an international digital resource centre working to advance understanding and awareness of Honour Killings and Honour Based Violence through research, documentation and information for profess… http://ow.ly/be36c

Unsafe Behind Bars » Long-delayed mandat

May 29, 2012

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Unsafe Behind Bars » Long-delayed mandatory rape prevention policies from the Justice Department should help curb the epidemic of sexual assaults. http://ow.ly/be1sH

“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is Nothing New

May 28, 2012

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by Julie M. RodriguezMay 27, 2012 Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy “Hysteria” is deeper than it appears on the surface. The film uses the real and little-known history of the vibrator and hysteria in Victorian England as a backdrop for the fictional story of an ambitious young doctor, Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and Charlotte Dalrymple […]

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Call To Action

May 28, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloMay 28, 2012 Today is International Day of Action For Women’s Health and a renewed push to ensure that every woman and girl has her right to bodily autonomy recognized worldwide. To mark the day the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights is launching its Call for Action 2012: “Full Recognition of Young […]

Kenyan Girls Use ‘Talking Box’ to Write What’s Wrong

May 28, 2012

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By Rose OdengoWeNews correspondent Monday, May 28, 2012 Some schoolgirls in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, are writing down their problems and submitting them to a message box. Schools are using the information to alleviate everything from molestation to family financial pressures. NAIROBI, Kenya (WOMENSENEWS)–It is 2:30 p.m. in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Under a vengefully […]

More care needed for South Asian widows and single women

May 28, 2012

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Posted on 28 May 2012. Aisha FarooqWVoN co-editor Supporters of women’s rights across South Asia gathered last week in Islamabad to discuss better care policies for widows and single women. Hosted by the Aurat Foundation and the South Asian Network for Widows’ Empowerment in Development (SANWED), the two-day workshop sought to uncover and resolve the […]

The hijab has liberated me from society’s expectations of women

May 28, 2012

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Wearing the hijab doesn’t have to be about religious dedication. For me, it is political, feminist and empowering Nadiya Takolia guardian.co.uk, Monday 28 May 2012 A woman wearing a hijab. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images When you think of the hijab, you probably don’t think “political”. Or “independent”. Or “empowered”. Feminist? Certainly not – feminism is far […]

Trapped after being forced to say ‘I do’

May 28, 2012

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May 28, 2012 Punitive measures against girls forced into child marriages should not find a place in government policies, programmes and practices Child brides are not criminals. They cannot be compared to children accused of committing crimes. Anyone who hears a story of a girl forced into marriage before she turned 18 will tell you […]

“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is N

May 28, 2012

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“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is Nothing New » A new romantic comedy starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy touches on age-old questions of women’s health and autonomy. http://ow.ly/bcuZq

Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics

May 28, 2012

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Publicly Funded Family Planning Clinics Bring Wide Benefits » A new survey illustrates the wide benefits brought by publicly funded family planning services. http://ow.ly/bcuVe

Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A

May 28, 2012

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Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights: A Global Call To Action » Let’s have 2012 be the year when reproductive rights become recognized as human rights. http://ow.ly/bcuRe

:Middle East Online

May 28, 2012

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Qatari Olympic women athletes spotlight Wahhabi schism:. » The question for Qatari sprinter Noor al-Malki is not whether she will be part of the first group of Qatari women to ever compete in a global sports tournament at the 2012 London Olympics but how she … http://ow.ly/bcuJN

The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : Trapped af

May 28, 2012

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The Hindu : Opinion / Op-Ed : Trapped after being forced to say ‘I do’ » Child brides are not criminals. They cannot be compared to children accused of committing crimes. Anyone who hears a story of a girl forced into marriage before she turned 18 will tell you that http://ow.ly/bcuFe

‘More Indian Working Women Delaying Mot

May 28, 2012

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‘More Indian Working Women Delaying Motherhood’ – IPS » A young professional in India’s burgeoning IT hub Gurgaon, a major satellite city of national capital New Delhi, Manideepa Moitra works as a software content writer not just to make a living but t… http://ow.ly/bcuxA

Putting rape in Syria on the map | Women

May 28, 2012

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Putting rape in Syria on the map | Women’s Views on News » Lauren Wolfe, director of Women Under Siege and the crowdmap project tracking rape in Syria. http://ow.ly/bcuib