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Tales of a Canadian sex worker | WIVB.co

June 30, 2012

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Tales of a Canadian sex worker | WIVB.com » News 4 spoke one-on-one with a Canadian call girl, who talks about her business in the bedroom and her fight to change the law. http://ow.ly/bVKNC

Egypt media silent on sexual violence ag

June 30, 2012

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Egypt media silent on sexual violence against women » CAIRO: The international press has been quick to pick up the horrific story of the sexual assault and mob attack of British journalist Natasha Smith last Sunday. Local media, however, has been silent,… http://ow.ly/bVKLz

Male contraceptive gel may be an effecti

June 30, 2012

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Male contraceptive gel may be an effective birth control alternative – HealthPop – CBS News » Gel effectively lowered sperm counts compared with testosterone, but caused fewer side effects Read more by Ryan Jaslow on CBS News’ HealthPop. http://ow.ly/bVKIC

Male or female? Eunuch’s election nulli

June 30, 2012

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Male or female? Eunuch’s election nullified after gender challenged in court – » Kamla Bua had won polls from constituency reserved for women belonging to SC http://ow.ly/bVKHB

End the assault on female and local jour

June 30, 2012

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End the assault on female and local journalists » Journalists are being demonized as spies, government agents or terrorists, and from Egypt’s Tahrir Square to Syria to Ethiopia and beyond, attacks on them are escalating. http://ow.ly/bVKGP

Expanding property rights for women in d

June 30, 2012

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Expanding property rights for women in developing countries: Successful policies in Lesotho | The Third Billion » Ensuring property rights for women worldwide is vital for building a strong economic foundation for developing countries to succeed in the global economy. Without access to property or legal titles of… http://ow.ly/bVKGi

Women: Silent Players in a Silent Crisis

June 30, 2012

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Women: Silent Players in a Silent Crisis in the Sahel | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme – Fighting Hunger Worldwide » About · Mission Statement · Corporate Information · Strategic Plan · Donors · Executive Director · Partners · Deputy Executive Directors · Vacancies · WFP Ambassadors · Publications · Fact Sheets · […]

Why Is It So Hard to Combat Child Marria

June 30, 2012

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Why Is It So Hard to Combat Child Marriage? | ICRW » http://ow.ly/bVKwq

Pregnancy is biggest killer of teenage g

June 30, 2012

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Pregnancy is biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide | Women’s Views on News » Pregnancy is the number one killer of teenage girls, according to a report published this week by charity Save The Children. http://ow.ly/bVKv8

Ending Gay and Transgender Youth Homeles

June 30, 2012

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Ending Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness « Forty to None Project » The Forty to None Project is working to raise awareness about and helping to bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth experiencing homelessness. http://ow.ly/bVKsw

100 Sharia Lashes for Unwed Parents in M

June 30, 2012

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100 Sharia Lashes for Unwed Parents in Mali » The grip of Islamist group Ansar Dine on northern Mali and their imposition of Islamic law or Sharia has recently been tragically demonstrated in Timbuktu. http://ow.ly/bVKcy

Euro Cup and Olympics Increase Risks for

June 30, 2012

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Euro Cup and Olympics Increase Risks for Prostitutes » A discussion of the increased risks for prostitutes during large, international sports events. http://ow.ly/bVKb6

What Intervention Can Save the Lives of

June 30, 2012

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What Intervention Can Save the Lives of Women, Babies and Adolescent Girls? » What one intervention could save the lives of 570,000 babies, 79,000 women, and make a large impact on the number one killer of young women aged 15 to 19? Family planning. That’s right, investing in f… http://ow.ly/bVKag

Discrimination against Muslim women in F

June 30, 2012

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Discrimination against Muslim women in French airports » Discrimination against Muslim women in French airports http://ow.ly/bVK7Y

Women helping women » Chicago Jewish Wom

June 30, 2012

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Women helping women » Chicago Jewish Women’s Foundation partners with U.S., Israeli foundations to promote gender equity. http://ow.ly/bVK6T

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

June 30, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Undocumented migrant women’s right to protection from violence » Undocumented migrant women’s right to protection from violence – http://ow.ly/bVK5c

7 Ways We’re Holding Girls Back » Resea

June 30, 2012

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7 Ways We’re Holding Girls Back » Research hasn’t quite pinpointed why women don’t make as much as men. But maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with ideas that have been subtly ingrained in us since we were very young. http://ow.ly/bVK3N

UK parliamentarians hear testimony on ch

June 30, 2012

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UK parliamentarians hear testimony on child marriage; Girls Not Brides reflects | Girls Not Brides » Girls Not Brides is a new global partnership to end the harmful traditional practice of child marriage, so that girls can fulfil their potential. http://ow.ly/bVJXZ

Female Bearers in the Democratic Republi

June 30, 2012

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Female Bearers in the Democratic Republic of Congo Across Congo, women carry hundreds of kilograms of goods per week on their backs because horses, donkeys and trucks are too expensive, residents say. http://ow.ly/bVJJo

31 Women Identified as Victims in Air Fo

June 30, 2012

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31 Women Identified as Victims in Air Force Sex Inquiry » A senior Air Force commander said Thursday that 31 women have been identified as victims so far in a sex scandal at the service’s training command at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. http://ow.ly/bVJIC

Invest in Girls Gives Close-Up View of F

June 30, 2012

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Invest in Girls Gives Close-Up View of Finance » Invest in Girls is a program that combines mentoring and field trips for teenage girls with classroom instruction from working professional women. http://ow.ly/bVJHL

Paper Dolls, Female Condoms and HIV : Ms

June 30, 2012

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Paper Dolls, Female Condoms and HIV : Ms. Magazine Blog Zawadi, Juan, Aurora and Sookjay are four of the dolls that will be participating in the Paper Doll Campaign at the 19th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), and they are currently traveling around the world to let people know about the importance of the female condom […]

Burkina Faso: human trafficking in west

June 28, 2012

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Burkina Faso: human trafficking in west Africa – in pictures » Every year, thousands of girls and women are trafficked from Nigeria to the African hub of Ouagadougou. Many are lured by promises of jobs as hairdressers or nannies and most believe they are heading … http://ow.ly/bTGzS

Mississippi Prepares To Lose All Abortio

June 28, 2012

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Mississippi Prepares To Lose All Abortion Access In July » Mississippi lawmakers have said they will demand compliance with the state’s new TRAP law as of July 2nd. http://ow.ly/bTGtr

To hell with male chauvinism | The Asian

June 28, 2012

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To hell with male chauvinism | The Asian Age » Sania Mirza’s accusation that All India Tennis Association’s handling of the Olympics selection … http://ow.ly/bTGqu

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

June 28, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Cyprus – US Report says Cyprus must step up efforts to combat trafficking in human beings » Cyprus – US Report says Cyprus must step up efforts to combat trafficking in human beings – http://ow.ly/bTGmQ

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

June 28, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Rio+20: Women “Disappointed and Outraged” » Rio+20: Women “Disappointed and Outraged” http://ow.ly/bTGhh

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

June 28, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Victory for women’s rights in Turkey! » Victory for women’s rights in Turkey! – http://ow.ly/bTGbv

‘Girls Who Code’ Looks to Close the Tech

June 28, 2012

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‘Girls Who Code’ Looks to Close the Tech Gender Gap | Techland | TIME.com » This July, Girls Who Code is kicking off a summer program in New York City where 20 girls — many from under-served communities — will spend eight hours a day for eight weeks learning how to code from … http://ow.ly/bTFTE

UGANDA: Human trafficking drive needs re

June 28, 2012

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UGANDA: Human trafficking drive needs rescuing » Uganda set up a national human trafficking task force in April, but a national action plan to combat trafficking – originally due in June – could be delayed for months as officials take stock of exist… http://ow.ly/bTFuF

Shocking research reveals new trend of c

June 28, 2012

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Shocking research reveals new trend of child-on-child sexual violence » Shocking research reveals new trend of child-on-child sexual violence http://ow.ly/bTFnL

Violence Targets Women In Mexico, Centra

June 28, 2012

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Violence Targets Women In Mexico, Central America : NPR » Violence against women in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala has reached crisis proportions, according to a report by the Nobel Women’s Initiative. The group’s delegation spent ten days documenting homic… http://ow.ly/bTFjE

“The Future We Want” without sexual and

June 28, 2012

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“The Future We Want” without sexual and reproductive rights | Social Watch » Social Watch poverty eradication and gender justice http://ow.ly/bTFeF

Gates Foundation – How Has Access to Con

June 28, 2012

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Gates Foundation – How Has Access to Contraceptives Changed Your Life » I’m sharing this story to support equal access to contraceptives—which 200 million people worldwide still lack. Will you share yours? http://ow.ly/bTEZP

WHO | Call to action: Support contracept

June 28, 2012

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WHO | Call to action: Support contraceptives on the New No Controversy Website » Call to action: Support contraceptives on the New No Controversy Website. 26 JUNE 2012 | A number of PMNCH partners have launched a Call to Action and Support for contraceptives. More than 200 million… http://ow.ly/bTEQY

UN Women calls on Member States and stak

June 28, 2012

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UN Women calls on Member States and stakeholders to take urgent action against femicide | UN Women » About Us · About UN Women · Directorate · Governance · Guiding Documents · Evaluation · Frequently Asked Questions · Employment · Internship Programme · Procurement · Contact Us · Focus Areas · Violen… http://ow.ly/bTEBT

Empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans

June 28, 2012

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Empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in the Pacific | UN Women » Since 2009, workshops by the Rainbow Women’s Network (RWN) have been holding trainings for marginalized women in Fijian communities. Supported by UN Women’s Pacific Regional Facility Fund to end viole… http://ow.ly/bTExq

UNICEF – Press centre – New data for Afg

June 28, 2012

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UNICEF – Press centre – New data for Afghanistan show improvements for women, children in health, education and well-being » Joint press release. New data for Afghanistan show improvements for women, children in health, education and well-being. KABUL, 27 June 2012 – Some significant improvements were made in the health, ed… http://ow.ly/bTErE

Science, it’s a girl thing | Women’s V

June 28, 2012

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Science, it’s a girl thing | Women’s Views on News » The European Commission probably didn’t dare dream that their “make science and innovation a ‘girl thing’” video would provoke such a negative response. http://ow.ly/bTEnN

Subsidised theatres have too few female

June 28, 2012

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Subsidised theatres have too few female roles, Equity says » Actors’ union finds male roles outnumber female roles by average of two to one in publicly funded companies http://ow.ly/bTCvM

Charting gender’s ‘incomplete revoluti

June 28, 2012

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Charting gender’s ‘incomplete revolution’ » A major survey of gender inequality in contemporary society has found lingering echoes of old-fashioned, ‘male breadwinner’ values, but also evidence that men are happier when they do their fair share… http://ow.ly/bTCoh

Stanford professor reveals influence of

June 28, 2012

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Stanford professor reveals influence of German philosophers on current ideas of sex and marriage » (Phys.org) — The gay marriage debate has turned one of the most intimate human relationships into one of the most publicly discussed topics. Everyone from judges and religious leaders to voters are e… http://ow.ly/bTCcB

Women ‘never the right age’ in hedge f

June 28, 2012

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Women ‘never the right age’ in hedge fund » Women working in hedge funds struggle to be taken seriously at work, according to a new study from two leading management experts. http://ow.ly/bTC3k

Nike Celebrates Title IX with Film on Fa

June 27, 2012

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Nike Celebrates Title IX with Film on Famous Female Athletes » This past weekend Title IX celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of this milestone Nike released a new film called Voices which features four famous female athletes. http://ow.ly/bRWVt

Missouri Planned Parenthood Clinic To Ha

June 27, 2012

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Missouri Planned Parenthood Clinic To Halt Abortions For Now » A Missouri Planned Parenthood clinic has to suspend abortion services because it doesn’t have anyone on staff who can perform them. http://ow.ly/bRWLz

Linda Hirshman: Gay Rights On Road To ‘

June 27, 2012

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Linda Hirshman: Gay Rights On Road To ‘Victory’ : NPR » Linda Hirshman’s new book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution draws on hundreds of in-depth interviews and archival material to chronicle the fight for gay rights in America. Hirshman talks to Mich… http://ow.ly/bRWCU

Race, Gender, and the Creative Class » T

June 27, 2012

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Race, Gender, and the Creative Class » The creative class has opened up new avenues of advancement for women and minorities, but its existence has failed to put an end to long-standing divisions. http://ow.ly/bRWzg

IPS – Treatment of Gays No Better in Sou

June 27, 2012

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IPS – Treatment of Gays No Better in South Africa | Inter Press Service » Treatment of Gays No Better in South Africa – When Junior Mayema boarded a plane to South Africa from his native Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010, http://ow.ly/bRWsv

IPS – China’s One-Child Policy Faces New

June 27, 2012

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IPS – China’s One-Child Policy Faces New Challenges | Inter Press Service » China’s One-Child Policy Faces New Challenges – Graphic online photographs of seven month-pregnant Feng Jianmei lying prostrate on a hospital bed next http://ow.ly/bRWkE

CAMBODIA: No recourse for enslaved migra

June 27, 2012

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CAMBODIA: No recourse for enslaved migrant workers » On most nights, Nara* was allowed to sleep no more than a few hours before he was forced to resume his gruelling routine of casting nets, sorting the catch and mending damaged nets, all while being wa… http://ow.ly/bRWcz