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Petition launched to address Turkish ‘ho

July 30, 2012

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Petition launched to address Turkish ‘honour killings’ | HBVA | International Honour Based Violence Resource Centre » ABOUT US · Contact · Introduction by Deeyah · Thanks & Acknowledgements · HONOUR BASED VIOLENCE · Historical Overview · Today · Forms of HBV · By Region · FAQ · Statistics & Data · Honour Kill… http://ow.ly/cBbmR

‘Panchayat raj’ and a woman stoned | HBV

July 30, 2012

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‘Panchayat raj’ and a woman stoned | HBVA | International Honour Based Violence Resource Centre » ABOUT US · Contact · Introduction by Deeyah · Thanks & Acknowledgements · HONOUR BASED VIOLENCE · Historical Overview · Today · Forms of HBV · By Region · FAQ · Statistics & Data · Honour Kill… http://ow.ly/cBbb3

Birth Control Mandate Blocked By Colorad

July 28, 2012

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Birth Control Mandate Blocked By Colorado Judge » A federal judge in Colorado blocked the contraception mandate from applying to one private business. Is it a sign of more to come? http://ow.ly/czemr

Investing in women’s leadership is vital

July 28, 2012

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Investing in women’s leadership is vital to turn the tide on AIDS | UN Women » As more than 22000 people gathered at the XIX International AIDS Conference (IAC) this week in Washington D.C., UN Women convened a dialogue “Women Leading, Organizing and Inspiring Change in the AIDS… http://ow.ly/czejw

http://ow.ly/czefQ Campaign against huma

July 28, 2012

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http://ow.ly/czefQ Campaign against human trafficking held against Olympic backdrop » GENEVA (ILO News) – Visitors thronging London for the Olympics might come across huge, brightly coloured gift boxes that promise passers-by a better life, only to reveal the harsh realities of human t…

Nebraska Planned Parenthood Clinics To O

July 28, 2012

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Nebraska Planned Parenthood Clinics To Offer Adoption » Clinics in Omaha and Lincoln will soon start offering in-house adoption services. http://ow.ly/cze8d

White Baptist Church Refuses To Marry Bl

July 28, 2012

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White Baptist Church Refuses To Marry Black Couple » The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi refused to marry a Black couple who have attended regularly, because they are Black. http://ow.ly/cze6E

Abortion Ban Puts Teen’s Life in Danger

July 28, 2012

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Abortion Ban Puts Teen’s Life in Danger in Dominican Republic » A young Dominican girl may not receive cancer treatment because of harsh abortion restrictions in the island nation. http://ow.ly/cze3V

Time for Gender Balance in Native Leader

July 28, 2012

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Time for Gender Balance in Native Leadership, Say Indigenous Women » With much attention to women candidates’ historic showing in the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) elections on July 18—four of eight hopefuls were female—many expressed hope for restoring a gender … … http://ow.ly/cze0I

Teaching Feminism: Single-Sex Classrooms

July 28, 2012

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Teaching Feminism: Single-Sex Classrooms Encourage Gender Stereotyping » Single-sex classrooms encourage both teachers and students to stereotype students based on gender. http://ow.ly/czdYq

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

July 28, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Amnesty International – Report: “Realizing Sexual And Reproductive Rights: A Human Rights Framework” » Amnesty International – Report: http://ow.ly/czdNt

New fund encourages young women to chall

July 28, 2012

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New fund encourages young women to challenge body image | Women’s Views on News » Rosa, the UK fund for women and girls, has this week announced the first grants awarded under her new Girls and Young Women’s Fund. http://ow.ly/czdKK

Let’s Raise the Volume on Maternal Mort

July 28, 2012

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Let’s Raise the Volume on Maternal Mortality in U.S. | Womens eNews » The U.S. is one of 23 countries where maternal mortality is on the rise, though that may change once the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, comes into effect. New York City and Californi… http://ow.ly/czdIE

Obama To The Rescue For Planned Parentho

July 28, 2012

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Obama To The Rescue For Planned Parenthood » The Obama administration awarded Title X grants to Planned Parenthoods in three states controlled by Republicans. http://ow.ly/czdCN

IPS – Bolivia’s Indigenous Women Seek th

July 28, 2012

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IPS – Bolivia’s Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom | Inter Press Service » Bolivia’s Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom – A growing number of Bolivia’s indigenous women are participating in politics, ready to b http://ow.ly/czdAT

UNFPA – Giving Life is the Leading Cause

July 28, 2012

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UNFPA – Giving Life is the Leading Cause of Death for Women in South Sudan » JUBA — South Sudan has the worst reported maternal mortality rate in the world. “More women die in child birth, per capita, in South Sudan, than in any country in the world,” says Caroline Delany, a … http://ow.ly/czdyw

From Well-Known Human Rights Activist To

July 28, 2012

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From Well-Known Human Rights Activist To Minister’s Wife » Nazanin Afshin-Jam, a human rights activist with a long resume, has been reduced to just a well-known man’s wife in Canadian media reports. http://ow.ly/czdvR

Forced Sterilization Preys on Women with

July 28, 2012

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Forced Sterilization Preys on Women with HIV-AIDs | Womens eNews » The Center for Reproductive Rights’ Lilian Sepúlveda will be talking about forced sterilization at this week’s international HIV-AIDs conference in Washington. She details a groundbreaking case her ce… http://ow.ly/czdoI

Rise in women seeking ‘designer’ vagin

July 28, 2012

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Rise in women seeking ‘designer’ vaginas | Women’s Views on News » A rise in women seeking a ‘designer vagina’ using labiaplasty. http://ow.ly/czdnQ

Indian sex workers are a shining example

July 28, 2012

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Indian sex workers are a shining example of women’s empowerment » As the alternative Aids summit in Kolkata has shown, society should start treating women who work in the industry with respect instead of disgust http://ow.ly/czdjh

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

July 28, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Sign the petition to liberalise abortion in Poland! » Sign the petition to liberalise abortion in Poland! – http://ow.ly/czd7r

Dispatches From The War On Women: Lying

July 28, 2012

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Dispatches From The War On Women: Lying About Suicide And Abortion » The latest headlines from the best and the worst in the war on women. http://ow.ly/czd47

Afghan Women Imprisoned for ‘Moral Crim

July 28, 2012

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Afghan Women Imprisoned for ‘Moral Crimes’ – Media Paying Attention » As a humanitarian journalist, I reported meeting girls as young as 11, convicted and sent to jail by male tribal members for baffling crimes like leaving home without a father’s or husband’s permissio… http://ow.ly/czcRz

UNICEF – Somalia – Field Diary: A mourni

July 28, 2012

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UNICEF – Somalia – Field Diary: A mourning mother in Mogadishu » Field Diary: A mourning mother in Mogadishu. One year ago, on 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the flashpoint in a humanitarian crisis gripping the … http://ow.ly/czcOt

Rwandan women helping lead their country

July 28, 2012

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Rwandan women helping lead their country’s transformation | United Nations Radio » During the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, more than one million people died and a quarter of a million women were raped. Rwandans have been working tirelessly to rebuild from this tumultuous past and today … http://ow.ly/czcMe

Olympics sex test: The International Oly

July 28, 2012

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Olympics sex test: The International Olympic Committee has a way to test whether athletes are men or… The International Olympic Committee has a new rule this year for deciding who gets to compete as a woman. The IOC’s hope is to avoid a spectacle like the one that followed South African runner Caster Semenya’s victory […]

How an Indian wrestler defied gender tab

July 28, 2012

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How an Indian wrestler defied gender taboos » Geeta Phogat, who grew up training on a mud floor and was told girls don’t compete in such sports, goes to London as India’s first female Olympic wrestler http://ow.ly/czcrY

Using songs and shame to restore India’

July 28, 2012

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Using songs and shame to restore India’s gender balance – NY Daily News » The no-frills maternity ward in Nawanshahr district public hospital offers a rare sight in India; parents cooing over newborn girls — lots of them. Pregnant women wait for a check-up at a maternity … http://ow.ly/czcpx

Court OK’s Mandated Disclosure Of Abort

July 28, 2012

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Court OK’s Mandated Disclosure Of Abortion-Suicide Link » The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals hands anti-choice advocates a major win in a decision that could impact women across the country. http://ow.ly/czcnu

Tell Guwahati to Protect Its Women From

July 28, 2012

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Tell Guwahati to Protect Its Women From Assault! – The Petition Site » A teenage Indian girl fought against her assailants for 45 minutes while they tore her clothes off,… (107 signatures on petition) http://ow.ly/czbgz

France Is Expected to Pass a Far-Reachin

July 28, 2012

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France Is Expected to Pass a Far-Reaching Sexual Harassment Law » A far-reaching sexual harassment law, considered a significant step toward women’s full rights in France, is expected to be approved by lawmakers next week. http://ow.ly/czbed

After Caste panchayat strips, thrashes w

July 27, 2012

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After Caste panchayat strips, thrashes woman, lover- 8 arrested in Jaipur » Eight held for stripping of woman, CM orders probe TNN | Jul 24, 2012, 04.18AM IST JAIPUR: A day after a married woman and her paramour were tied to a tree, stripped and severely beaten for … http://ow.ly/cxD88

Fake tan may lead to increased risk of i

July 27, 2012

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Fake tan may lead to increased risk of infertility | Women’s Views on News » Scientists have warned of a possible link between the cocktail of chemicals in fake tan products and health problems such as infertility, diabetes, obesity and cancer. http://ow.ly/cxCY8

Disabled Pakistani women abandoned, igno

July 27, 2012

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Disabled Pakistani women abandoned, ignored after quake » Women who suffered spinal injuries in the 2005 Pakistan earthquake continued to endure hardships years later, including abandonment by spouses and families, according to new research from the Universi… http://ow.ly/cxC9I

Siberian Village Shaken by Gruesome Myst

July 27, 2012

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Siberian Village Shaken by Gruesome Mystery » The discovery of 248 fetuses in a wooded area of a Siberian village is the area’s latest representation of death and abandonment. http://ow.ly/cxC6l

Sex Workers Raise Tricky HIV-AIDS Issue

July 26, 2012

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Sex Workers Raise Tricky HIV-AIDS Issue for U.S. | Womens eNews » Hillary Clinton proposed a special intervention program for sex workers at the July 22-27 International Aids Conference in Washington. But a U.S. anti-prostitution oath and travel ban on sex workers c… http://ow.ly/cwhd2

Sex Workers Raise Tricky HIV-AIDS Issue

July 26, 2012

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Sex Workers Raise Tricky HIV-AIDS Issue for U.S. | Womens eNews » Hillary Clinton proposed a special intervention program for sex workers at the July 22-27 International Aids Conference in Washington. But a U.S. anti-prostitution oath and travel ban on sex workers c… http://ow.ly/cwgrh

SOUTH SUDAN: The biggest threat to a wom

July 26, 2012

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SOUTH SUDAN: The biggest threat to a woman’s life » South Sudan has the worst reported maternal mortality rate in the world. “More women die in child birth, per capita, in South Sudan, than in any country in the world,” says Caroline Delany, a health s… http://ow.ly/cwghu

Uruguay takes the lead to protect domest

July 26, 2012

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Uruguay takes the lead to protect domestic workers » Uruguay takes the lead to protect domestic workers. Providing protection for the world’s millions of domestic workers has taken a major step forward. In April 2012, Uruguay became the first country to… http://ow.ly/cwg74

CROUSE: Violence Against Women Act needs

July 26, 2012

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CROUSE: Violence Against Women Act needs reform » The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization again this year. This newest version of VAWA — loaded up with even more leftist provisions — has hit a snag. First signed into law in 19… http://ow.ly/cwfXf

AILA: a female space robot » Robots are

July 26, 2012

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AILA: a female space robot » Robots are usually males or genderless machines, so it’s pretty interesting when researchers come up with a robot that resembles a human female. Well, the folks over at the Robotics Innovation Center … http://ow.ly/cwfPv

Breastfeeding still discriminated agains

July 26, 2012

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Breastfeeding still discriminated against at work as mothers want to get on with the job NEW mums who return to work need more support so they can breastfeed and express milk on the job. http://ow.ly/cwevM

Newspaper Under Attack For Refusing To P

July 26, 2012

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Newspaper Under Attack For Refusing To Print Same-Sex Couple’s Wedding Announcement » A local newspaper in Fargo, North Dakota is under attack after refusing to print a same-sex couple’s wedding announcement. http://ow.ly/cweey

DSM Replaces Gender Identity Disorder Wi

July 26, 2012

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DSM Replaces Gender Identity Disorder With Gender Dysphoria » The newest edition of the psychiatric diagnostic manual will do away with labeling transgender people as http://ow.ly/cwe1P

Gender Equality and Stereotypes in Early

July 26, 2012

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Gender Equality and Stereotypes in Early Childhood Settings » Gender bias and stereotyping are among the primary forms of discrimination reinforced during early childhood. Harmful, yet often unintentional, forms of bias and generalization are transmitted by adul… http://ow.ly/cwdQ3

Scotland to legalise same-sex marriages

July 26, 2012

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Scotland to legalise same-sex marriages in church and civil ceremonies » Draft legislation will allow gay and lesbian couples to marry with the same rights as heterosexual couples http://ow.ly/cwcUW

On Gay Marriage, Europe Strains to Recon

July 26, 2012

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On Gay Marriage, Europe Strains to Reconcile 27 Interests » Europe prides itself on its open borders, but many gay couples leave their rights behind when they cross them because of the continent’s lingering differences on family law. http://ow.ly/cwcPc

Anti-Abortionists on Trial » A federal l

July 26, 2012

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Anti-Abortionists on Trial » A federal lawsuit is trying to block an extreme and harmful Arizona anti-abortion law from taking effect next week. We hope it succeeds. http://ow.ly/cwcIp

On Wall St., Gender Bias Runs Deep » The

July 26, 2012

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On Wall St., Gender Bias Runs Deep » The ascent of Marissa Mayer at Yahoo and of women at Hewlett-Packard, I.B.M. and Facebook contrasts sharply with the continuing misfortunes of many women in the U.S. financial industry. http://ow.ly/cwcgT

Killing of women is a state crime says U

July 24, 2012

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Killing of women is a state crime says UN expert | Women’s Views on News » Rashida Manjoo, a UN human rights expert, said that the killing of women in Afghanistan and Pakistan is a state crime. http://ow.ly/csxRt