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One-third of Congolese men admit committ

October 31, 2012

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One-third of Congolese men admit committing sexual violence New research also reveals three-quarters of DRC men believe women who do not dress decently are asking to be raped http://ow.ly/eVfcT

Gender relations dicussed at Delhi Unive

October 31, 2012

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Gender relations dicussed at Delhi University – The Times of India Maharaja Agrasen College of Delhi University is held a two day international conference on “Gender Relations in Developing Societies: A 21st Century Perspective.” http://ow.ly/eVeV3

SUNY Potsdam screens human trafficking d

October 31, 2012

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SUNY Potsdam screens human trafficking documentary ‘Fatal Promises’ Nov. 1 | NorthCountryNow POTSDAM — “Fatal Promises,” a new documentary film on human trafficking by award-winning filmmaker Kat Rohrer, will be screened at SUNY Potsdam Thursday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. in Kellas Hall room 105. http://ow.ly/eVePh

Rape Survivor Exposes ‘Don’t Tell’ Co

October 31, 2012

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Rape Survivor Exposes ‘Don’t Tell’ College Culture As Angie Epifano’s raw and long first-person account of rape by another student clear, Amherst College’s response, or lack thereof, was itself traumatizing. http://ow.ly/eVeEW

Joe Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is

October 31, 2012

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Joe Biden: Transgender Discrimination Is ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Time’ WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination is “the civil rights issue of our time” during a visit to a Florida field office on Tuesday, according to pool reports. Biden was meeting with volunteers at an Obama for America office in […]

Task Force to Gather Testimony on Sex Tr

October 31, 2012

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Task Force to Gather Testimony on Sex Trafficking in Alaska | alaskapublic.org Gathering information about the scale of the problem of sex trafficking in Alaska will be the focus of a state hearing on the issue next week. The lengthily titled State of Alaska Task Force on the Crimes of Human Trafficking, Promoting Prostitution and […]

Jada Pinkett Smith hosts sex-trafficking

October 31, 2012

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Jada Pinkett Smith hosts sex-trafficking awareness party Actress and singer hosts tea for Moms Afternoon Tea Conversation About How To Stop Human Trafficking http://ow.ly/eVe9c

Gender Transitioning From a Young Transm

October 31, 2012

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Gender Transitioning From a Young Transman’s Point of View | Montreal Gazette Here is a nice guest post from a young man named Jeff (not his real name) . . . Dear Jillian, I’m a 21 year old transman. I’ve been ‘out’ to myself and others for a little over a year, and I’ve been […]

Q&A: Breast screening A look at what bre

October 31, 2012

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Q&A: Breast screening A look at what breast screening involves and why there are calls for change. http://ow.ly/eVe2o

Droits des minorités sexuelles, un comba

October 31, 2012

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Droits des minorités sexuelles, un combat devenu mondial, par Daniela Rojas Castro et Gabriel Girard… Tour d’horizon mondial des combats pour la reconnaissance des droits des minorités sexuelles à la veille de la présentation du projet de loi autorisant le mariage entre personnes du même sexe à l’Assemblée nationale en janvier prochain. http://ow.ly/eV9aH

Human Trafficking-Fighting the hidden ho

October 30, 2012

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Human Trafficking-Fighting the hidden horrors When she was 15, Theresa Flores’ life was changed forever when she became one of the 300,000 child and teen victims of human trafficking in the United States. http://ow.ly/eTq64

‘Gender Identity Disorder’ to Go the W

October 30, 2012

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‘Gender Identity Disorder’ to Go the Way of Homosexuality In Native Hawaiian culture, māhu represents a third gender — someone who embodies both male and female qualities. http://ow.ly/eTq1P

Iceland Review Online: Daily News from I

October 30, 2012

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Iceland Review Online: Daily News from Iceland, Current Affairs, Business, Politics, Sports, Culture IcelandReview Iceland Review Online’s Daily News section provides readers with regular updates of varied news stories from an Icelandic perspective. http://ow.ly/eTpVg

News Alert: Female IDPs in Côte d’Ivoir

October 30, 2012

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News Alert: Female IDPs in Côte d’Ivoire and Mali remain vulnerable to sexual violence – AlertNet At a high level panel celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Chaloka Beyani,, the Special Rapporteur on Internally Displaced Persons, highlighted how internally displaced women and girls were most affected […]

The Age of Hipster Sexism From Terry Ric

October 30, 2012

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The Age of Hipster Sexism From Terry Richardson to Lena Dunham — is the new misogyny so bad? http://ow.ly/eTpHz

Women struggling to close gender gap | W

October 30, 2012

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Women struggling to close gender gap | Women’s Views on News According to this years Global Gender Gap report, gender equality is progressing at a slow pace. http://ow.ly/eTpw4

A Growing Focus on Pregnancy Discriminat

October 30, 2012

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A Growing Focus on Pregnancy Discrimination Last month, the EEOC targeted three companies for the unlawful discharge of pregnant women, and a bill aimed at protecting the rights of pregnant workers was recently introduced in Congress. http://ow.ly/eTprO

Somalia’s refugee camps leave women and

October 30, 2012

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Somalia’s refugee camps leave women and girls vulnerable to violent assault – audio slideshow Mothers and daughters in Mogadishu’s refugee camps live in fear of rape by armed bandits. Photographer Kate Holt travelled to the Somali capital to document their plight http://ow.ly/eTpnl

MYANMAR: Call for international monitors

October 30, 2012

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MYANMAR: Call for international monitors in Rakhine Rights activists have called for international monitors to safeguard the lives of thousands of Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State following last week’s deadly sectarian violence. http://ow.ly/eTpif

Review – The Tender Cut – Psychology The

October 30, 2012

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Review – The Tender Cut – Psychology The Tender Cut is an exhaustive, compelling and occasionally horrifying sociological study of the spectrum of people and practices involved in the phenomenon of self-injury. From the outset, the Adler’s are clear to make no moral judgments on the people they term http://ow.ly/eTpeA

Day of Action for Malala and the 61 mill

October 30, 2012

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Day of Action for Malala and the 61 million | Women’s Views on News Gordon Brown has called for an international day of action for the right to education for the millions of children worldwide who are denied it. http://ow.ly/eTp7Z

Stoffa: Prostitution should be legal Let

October 30, 2012

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Stoffa: Prostitution should be legal Let’s talk a little bit about prostitution. http://ow.ly/eTp3R

Taiwan’s anti-human trafficking efforts

October 30, 2012

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Taiwan’s anti-human trafficking efforts praised at workshop – CNA ENGLISH NEWS Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) Speakers at an international anti-human trafficking workshop being held in Taipei Tuesday praised Taiwan for its efforts to combat human trafficking in recent years. http://ow.ly/eToQn

Facebook Sex-Trafficking Surge In Indone

October 30, 2012

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Facebook Sex-Trafficking Surge In Indonesia Underscores Need For Social-Media Savvy Indonesia, a major source country for sex trafficking, has reported a surge in cases involving girls who were kidnapped after meeting someone on Facebook. http://ow.ly/eToJL

Sex surrogate or prostitution? Many sex

October 30, 2012

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Sex surrogate or prostitution? Many sex therapists are talking about their controversial professions, which has been slammed by some as http://ow.ly/eToGY

Moroccan Village’s War on Prostitution G

October 30, 2012

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Moroccan Village’s War on Prostitution Gets Mixed Reaction Some hail the crackdown in a village known for its sex trade as a victory for community activism; others fear the influence of fundamentalist Islam. http://ow.ly/eTmrY

La prostitution au XIXe siècle : l’inte

October 30, 2012

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La prostitution au XIXe siècle : l’interdire ou pas ? – Histoire – France Culture Le 23 juin dernier, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, ministre du Droit des femmes et porte-parole du gouvernement, a paru fixer la doctrine de la gauche au pouvoir sur la grande question de la prostitution, en déclarant dans une interview auJournal du dimanche : […]

Bohème et bohémiens 2/3 – Histoire – Fra

October 30, 2012

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Bohème et bohémiens 2/3 – Histoire – France Culture Dans le sillage des nationalismes de 1870, les pays d’Europe mettent les étrangers sous surveillance. On a peur de l’ennemi, du traitre, de l’espion et bientôt aussi on a peur des « bohémiens ». Alors on commence par créer une catégorie administrative : celle des nomades, (qui ne sont […]

Workers who collected Freedom Food chick

October 30, 2012

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Workers who collected Freedom Food chickens ‘were trafficked and beaten’ Gangmasters’ licence is revoked and two people are arrested after claims of debt bondage, poor conditions and violence http://ow.ly/eSpn2

Gay-rights literature takes off in India

October 30, 2012

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Gay-rights literature takes off in India The decriminalisation of homosexuality in India is allowing writers to be out and proud http://ow.ly/eSp6m

Rape in the military: exposing the shock

October 30, 2012

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Rape in the military: exposing the shocking truth The groundbreaking film The Invisible War exposes the shocking level of sexual abuse against women in the US military. Its concerns about rape are echoed in the UK http://ow.ly/eSp2M

Facebook mix-up forced lecturer Neda Sol

October 30, 2012

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Facebook mix-up forced lecturer Neda Soltani to flee | Women’s Views on News A journalist’s careless mistake led to an Iranian woman fleeing for her life from state police. http://ow.ly/eSeO6

Mom charged with human trafficking her 1

October 30, 2012

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Mom charged with human trafficking her 13-year-old daughter BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A southern Kentucky woman has been charged with human trafficking after police say she took money to let her 13-year-old daughter have sex with men. http://ow.ly/eSeKK

“Could do better” : States urge Swiss to

October 30, 2012

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“Could do better” : States urge Swiss to improve human rights record- swissinfo United Nations member states have urged Switzerland to step up its fight against racism, discrimination and human trafficking, create a proper national rights centre and improve equal rights at work as well as religious freedoms. http://ow.ly/eSeHX

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October 30, 2012

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http://news.belta.by/en/news/society?id=697378 Belarus has invited the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (OHCHR) to take an active part in Belarus-initiated project of international technical assistance to strengthen the activity of law-enforcement bodies in the fight against human trafficking, http://ow.ly/eSeE5

Judge tells assault victim that this is

October 30, 2012

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Judge tells assault victim that this is what she gets for going to a bar Last summer, then-DPS Officer Robb Gary Evans got drunk, drove to a bar, and sexually assaulted a woman there. July 2, he was convicted of felony sexual abuse. September 6, he was released with a slap on the wrist, and […]

Female comedians stand up to sexism! Fem

October 30, 2012

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Female comedians stand up to sexism! Female comedians stand up to sexism! – Female comedians stand up to sexism! We’re big fans of the Everyday Sexism Project and No More Page 3 at sofeminine. And we’re not the only ones. The two projects… http://ow.ly/eSeyf

Sexual harassment rising as women who sp

October 30, 2012

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Sexual harassment rising as women who speak out are silenced WOMEN who speak out about sexual harassment at work are more likely to be labelled trouble-makers by their colleagues, ostracised and, in extreme cases, even demoted from their jobs. http://ow.ly/eSdRF

8 Awful Things God Intends for Men If fe

October 30, 2012

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8 Awful Things God Intends for Men If female politicians told men how to feel about their personal tragedies, here’s what they may say are part of God’s plans. http://ow.ly/eSdQe

Pharmacy chain prepares to sell the ‘fiv

October 30, 2012

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Pharmacy chain prepares to sell the ‘five-day-after pill’ | Women’s Views on News The Co-Operative Pharmacy chain is set to trial sales the ‘five-day-after pill’ ellaOne, until now lmainly only available by prescription. http://ow.ly/eSdNZ

UK women lobby UN in week of mobilizatio

October 30, 2012

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UK women lobby UN in week of mobilization | Women’s Views on News A group of UK women from NGOs have lobbied the UN Committee to End Discrimination Against Women on problems facing women in Britain today. http://ow.ly/eSdMK

Afghanistan’s first female rapper upbea

October 30, 2012

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Afghanistan’s first female rapper upbeat on future Soosan Firooz, Afghanistan’s first female rapper, adds a strong new voice to women’s rights and building the future of her country. http://ow.ly/eSdL2

Uruguay Bolsters Pro-Choice Prospects in

October 30, 2012

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Uruguay Bolsters Pro-Choice Prospects in Argentina | Womens eNews Pro-choice activists in Argentina are encouraged by the recent legalization of abortion in Uruguay. But it’s still a very thorny topic. http://ow.ly/eSdIn

Armed men would come, pick women and rap

October 30, 2012

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Armed men would come, pick women and rape them Starved, herded and assaulted at State-run ‘shelter’ ‘Armed men would come, pick women and rape them…’ BY- Yogesh Sadhwani @timesgroup.com,  MM, Oct 29,2012 On Saturday, around 60 women house… http://ow.ly/eSdFy

Adultery laws unfairly target women: UN

October 30, 2012

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Adultery laws unfairly target women: UN | The Sundaytimes Sri Lanka UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 2012 (IPS) – When one of the Asian countries embraced Islamic Sharia law back in the 1990s, the rigidly conservative government http://ow.ly/eSdAe

Why are men (and women) so scared of fem

October 30, 2012

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Why are men (and women) so scared of female ambition? Vogue boss Nicholas Coleridge explains why wom… Recently, I took part in a selection panel choosing candidates for a public appointment. A stream of high-powered and distinguished applicants were paraded before us. http://ow.ly/eSdyQ

PH among top 10 with least gender dispar

October 30, 2012

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PH among top 10 with least gender disparity http://ow.ly/eSdvz The Philippines still leads Asian countries in reducing inequality between men and women, according to the 2012 Global Gender Gap rankings of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Siri’s Chinese searches help guide users

October 30, 2012

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Siri’s Chinese searches help guide users to prostitution – Globaltimes.cn Apple is taking heat after some Web users complained they received far too hot a response from Siri – the voice-activated iPhone assistant – when they asked for listings for houses of ill repute. http://ow.ly/eSdq1

Breast cancer screening causes more dama

October 30, 2012

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Breast cancer screening causes more damage than previously thought Around 4,000 women have unnecessary treatment for a disease that will never threaten their health, though tests should continue http://ow.ly/eSdoa

Melissa Harris Perry Talks About Rape: A

October 28, 2012

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Melissa Harris Perry Talks About Rape: A Letter To Richard Mourdock (Video) | The New Civil Rights M… Melissa Harris Perry this morning took a few minutes out to read her letter to Richard Mourdock. “But the whole point is choice,” Perry says. “Consent.” http://ow.ly/ePpDH