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Vicious acid attack on a young Quebec wo

November 30, 2012

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Vicious acid attack on a young Quebec woman (Video) I previously wrote about acid attacks in Pakistan where women are disfigured or lose their lives over any reason a husband deems necessary. According to a BBC http://ow.ly/fIKqR

Youthists & Age Discrimination While att

November 30, 2012

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Youthists & Age Discrimination While attention is given to discrimination against people of different races, gender and sexual orientation, age discrimination remains a topic that few speak about. http://ow.ly/fIKmj

Economic woes push more women into sex w

November 30, 2012

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Economic woes push more women into sex work Students and single mothers are increasingly turning to prostitution as government cuts impact on women who are struggling to make ends meet. http://ow.ly/fIKkt

SC issues guidelines to curb eve-teasing

November 30, 2012

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SC issues guidelines to curb eve-teasing at public places Terming the consequences of eve-teasing as “disastrous,” the Supreme Court on Thursday issued a slew of guidelines to curb the menace. http://ow.ly/fIKfU

MEPs visit Ireland in heat of abortion d

November 30, 2012

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MEPs visit Ireland in heat of abortion debate A delegation from Women’s rights and gender equality committee visited Dublin, Ireland on 29-30 November in the context of Ireland’s upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The aim of the visit was to learn about gender equality policies in Ireland and exchange views about […]

HIV/AIDS: The female condom showdown Int

November 30, 2012

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HIV/AIDS: The female condom showdown Introduced more than 15 years ago, the female condom has gotten a bad rap, with some comparing it to having sex with a plastic bag, while many others still don’t know about the only female-controlled HIV prevention method available. http://ow.ly/fIK5d

Girl, 15, ‘beheaded’ in Afghanistan afte

November 30, 2012

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Girl, 15, ‘beheaded’ in Afghanistan after her family turned down marriage proposal Two men have been arrested following the death of the teenage girl in Kunduz province, northern Afghanistan Victim, named as ‘Gisa‘, was beheaded by her cousin after she and her family … http://ow.ly/fIK2D

KENYA: Rita, “I feel cheated of my righ

November 30, 2012

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KENYA: Rita, “I feel cheated of my right to decide whether to give birth or not” In August 2012, the African Gender and Media Initiative, a Kenyan NGO, released a report documenting cases of forced and coerced sterilizations of HIV-positive women, carried out by both private and government-run health facilities. http://ow.ly/fIJUC

Together, we can banish gender-based vio

November 30, 2012

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Together, we can banish gender-based violence The Observer – Breaking and latest news, analysis, commentary, business, lifestyle, entertainment and sports from Uganda http://ow.ly/fIJRE

Mississippi Abortion Clinic Fights to Ke

November 30, 2012

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Mississippi Abortion Clinic Fights to Keep Doors Open | FMF Blog The Jackson Women’s Health Organization (JWHO) and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Wednesday against a state law which could close its doors early next year. Under House Bill 1390, passed in April 2012, doctors who perform abortions […]

President Obama Nominates Openly Lesbian

November 30, 2012

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President Obama Nominates Openly Lesbian Latina Judge to Federal Court | FMF Blog On Tuesday, President Barack Obama nominated Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. If selected, Quiñones Alejandro would be the first openly lesbian Latina judge on the federal bench. http://ow.ly/fIJLp

Gender Equality What does it mean? Is it

November 30, 2012

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Gender Equality What does it mean? Is it achievable? http://ow.ly/fHI7T

Russian Court Bans Pussy Riot Videos | F

November 29, 2012

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Russian Court Bans Pussy Riot Videos | FMF Blog On Thursday, a court in Moscow ruled that videos of Pussy Riot’s performance at Christ the Savior Cathedral must be removed from websites. The court ruling stated that the group’s performance that made international headlines was “extremist” and ruled that access to four videos of the feminist pu… […]

#India-17% women report sexual harassmen

November 29, 2012

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#India-17% women report sexual harassment at workplace’ #Vaw Aditi Nigam New Delhi, Nov 28: While Parliament is set to consider a Bill on sexual harassment at the workplace in this session, a new study shows “high incidence’ of such cases, with 17 per cent w… http://ow.ly/fGTgA

13 Ways Females are Underrepresented, St

November 29, 2012

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13 Ways Females are Underrepresented, Stereotyped and Sexualized on Screen A study from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media found that women and girls are not only largely absent on screen, but they are also stereotyped and sexualized. http://ow.ly/fGTd1

Talented ballerina, 15, killed herself u

November 29, 2012

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Talented ballerina, 15, killed herself under train after visiting suicide websites and self-harming Rosie Whitaker, who had danced at the Royal Opera House, had a serious eating disorder. She was hit by the train close to her home in Beckenham, south London. http://ow.ly/fGTaK

Self-harm is an outlet for teens Latest

November 29, 2012

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Self-harm is an outlet for teens Latest Albury Wodonga news, sport, football and business news from the Border Mail. http://ow.ly/fGT4a

“104 women killed in the UK by current o

November 29, 2012

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“104 women killed in the UK by current or former partners” – Lord Mayor | Women’s Views on News Rally against domestic abuse and violence against women held in Liverpool on November 25 http://ow.ly/fGSZA

UGANDA: Increasing support to survivors

November 29, 2012

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UGANDA: Increasing support to survivors of sexual assault A new initiative in which qualified village nurses and clinical officers provide free medical examinations and counselling services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Uganda could help to speed up the prosecution of such cases, say officials. http://ow.ly/fGSVv

France: Poverty takes root and feminizes

November 29, 2012

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France: Poverty takes root and feminizes | Social Watch Women and immigrants living in France have been hit hardest in France by the global economic crisis, according to Secours Catholique. Women account for 57 percent of people seeking help from this member organization of the Social Watch network, almost 10 percent more than a decade […]

Students rally against human trafficking

November 29, 2012

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Students rally against human trafficking Students rallied to raise awareness about human trafficking in a Wednesday night event near Tommy Trojan put on by World Vision ACTS, a student organization dedicated to raising awareness about social injustices. http://ow.ly/fGSMw

California school district hides the abu

November 29, 2012

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California school district hides the abuse, blames the victim Trigger warning for sexual abuse. Starting in 1996 and continuing for four years, Kristen Cunnane was sexually abused by two of her teachers at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. Cunnane has su… http://ow.ly/fGSFC

War On Men? The Economy is to Blame For

November 29, 2012

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War On Men? The Economy is to Blame For the Male and Female Disconnect Why the economic crisis is to blame for a disconnect between American males and females, and the decline in marriages. http://ow.ly/fGSDb

Cute, Not Credible: Female Journalists F

November 29, 2012

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Cute, Not Credible: Female Journalists Face Sexist Internet Backlash Based on Looks Women in media are repeatedly scrutinized for their looks as an increasingly hostile cyber space retracts the great strides female journalists have made. http://ow.ly/fGSAN

County Foster Kids Recruited as Child Pr

November 29, 2012

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County Foster Kids Recruited as Child Prostitutes A chilling report says foster children averaging 12-years-old are being recruited from group homes for sex trade. The average life expectancy for these child prostitutes is 18. http://ow.ly/fGSxv

More pregnant women and children must ge

November 29, 2012

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More pregnant women and children must get treatment: UNICEF | United Nations Radio New HIV infections in children are down, but reaching the goal of an AIDS-free generation requires treating more pregnant women and children living with HIV, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF). http://ow.ly/fGSse

Drive-in Sex Booths to Open in Zurich Pr

November 29, 2012

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Drive-in Sex Booths to Open in Zurich Prostitutes in Zurich will be able to conduct business in drive-in sex booths beginning next year in a move that officials in the Swiss city hope will help make the sex industry safer and more regulated. Earlier this year, voters in  Zurich passed a referendum to approve construction […]

Chinese women protest at gynaecology che

November 29, 2012

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Chinese women protest at gynaecology checks for civil service jobs Invasive tests, gender inequality and job discrimination are rife in China, but female activism is increasing http://ow.ly/fGSgV

Escaping the scourge of female genital m

November 29, 2012

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Escaping the scourge of female genital mutilation in Tanzania: a Maasai girls’ school provides schol… “You need to be circumcised to be married, so that if you get pregnant you don’t bring shame to your family,” explains Nengai, a proud, 26-year-old school teacher. In Gelai, the rural village where she grew up, all of the […]

Patriarchy and misandry: Same difference

November 29, 2012

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Patriarchy and misandry: Same difference? Imagine there’s an issue you really, really care about. It’s a serious one, one which causes harm to billions of people the world over. In some cases it leads to death. You attend conferences about… http://ow.ly/fGS4C

International Men’s Day: the seeds of a

November 29, 2012

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International Men’s Day: the seeds of a new movement Ally Fogg: Men’s issues must be considered alongside those of women, not least because our lives and welfare are intertwined http://ow.ly/fGRZV

African Migrants in Morocco Tell of Abus

November 29, 2012

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African Migrants in Morocco Tell of Abuse Sub-Saharan immigrants are not only subject to violence and human rights abuses in Morocco, advocates say, but they and their defenders have also been singled out in a wave of arrests. http://ow.ly/fGOke

Sentenced to life in prison for being ga

November 28, 2012

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Sentenced to life in prison for being gay Uganda will soon vote on a new Bill that could condemn anyone in a same sex relationship to life in prison. We urgently need your support to stop these plans from becoming law. http://ow.ly/fENJh

Many teen prostitutes come from foster h

November 28, 2012

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Many teen prostitutes come from foster homes, L.A. County officials say L.A. County officials say prostitution is a serious problem in the foster-care system. A majority of juveniles arrested on prostitution charges in the county come from foster care, and, in some cases, pimps use underage sex workers to recruit fellow… http://ow.ly/fEFuP

Kenya: Gender Identity – The Other Sex T

November 28, 2012

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Kenya: Gender Identity – The Other Sex The Transgender day of Rememberance is marked annually on November 20. It is a day to memorialise those who have been killed as a result oftransphobia-which is the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people. http://ow.ly/fEFmc

Real War on Women -Saudi Arabia implemen

November 28, 2012

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Real War on Women -Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women By Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 22, 2012 10:54 EST, Thde raw story RIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi A… http://ow.ly/fEFiW

IPS – Why Are Women Shut Out of Peace Ta

November 28, 2012

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IPS – Why Are Women Shut Out of Peace Talks? | Inter Press Service Why Are Women Shut Out of Peace Talks? – Against the backdrop of an upcoming U.N. Security Council (UNSC) meeting on women, peace and security, a coalition of some 63 international women’s groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has decried the absence […]

Eve-teasers on the prowl in Mysore, girl

November 28, 2012

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Eve-teasers on the prowl in Mysore, girls wary – The Times of India The rising cases of eve-teasing have left the inmates of girls’ hostels and paying guest accommodations helpless in the city. http://ow.ly/fEFax

Women use Twitter to expose video game i

November 28, 2012

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Women use Twitter to expose video game industry sexism If you want a look at what it’s like to be a woman working in the video game industry, then take a look at the #1ReasonWhy hashtag that’s be… http://ow.ly/fEF7j

Report: Big Drop in Intimate-Partner Vio

November 28, 2012

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Report: Big Drop in Intimate-Partner Violence | Womens eNews Findings compare 1993 and 2010 and offer no explanation of the sharp decrease in crimes that include rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault. http://ow.ly/fEF2s

Petition to end FGM in the UK | Women’s

November 28, 2012

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Petition to end FGM in the UK | Women’s Views on News Each year an estimated 24,000 girls in the UK are at risk of having to go through the horrors of FGM. http://ow.ly/fEEYp

Dealing with Complex Gender-Discriminati

November 28, 2012

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Dealing with Complex Gender-Discrimination Issues in the Workplace Corporate law departments should expect to face challenging and nuanced legal issues with regard to pay, promotions, and other emerging work-life balance issues. Thinking ahead is critical for mitigating risk and avoiding future claims. http://ow.ly/fEEV4

Women’s groups make demands to tackle s

November 28, 2012

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Women’s groups make demands to tackle sexism in the media in the wake of Leveson report Campaigners want a watchdog to stop newspapers from ‘sexualising violent crimes against women’ http://ow.ly/fEfLD

Arizona Launches Website To Discourage A

November 28, 2012

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Arizona Launches Website To Discourage Abortion | FMF Blog Last week the state of Arizona launched “A Woman’s Right to Know,” a part of the Arizona Department of Health Services website that is designed to discourage women from having an abortion. The website is part of Arizona’s recent legislation to restrict access to abortion 20 […]

Honour killings: Law panel says no to de

November 28, 2012

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Honour killings: Law panel says no to death penalty #Vaw Nov 27, 2012 #Honour killing #khap panchayat #NewsTracker New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the latest case of alleged honour killing, the Law Commission has recommended making it a non-bailable o… http://ow.ly/fEfD9

Women in Saudi Arabia Tracked by Text Me

November 28, 2012

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Women in Saudi Arabia Tracked by Text MessageWomen in Saudi Arabia Tracked by Text Message | FMF Blog Women in Saudi Arabia are having their movements tracked by the government and sent to their husbands through text message, according to Saudi activists across the country. http://ow.ly/fEfyr

SIERRA LEONE: Shifting tide on abortion

November 28, 2012

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SIERRA LEONE: Shifting tide on abortion law The new government is responding positively to health workers and youth groups who have long called for a change in the 1861 law banning abortion except in exceptional circumstances. http://ow.ly/fEfsU

Morocco’s judiciary study human traffick

November 28, 2012

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Morocco’s judiciary study human trafficking GENEVA: IOM Morocco, in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Justice and UNHCR, will this week host two workshops on human trafficking in Fes and Marrakesh. http://ow.ly/fEffk

Empowering girls through information, co

November 28, 2012

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Empowering girls through information, communication and technology Give girls access to technology and the right tools – and development will follow http://ow.ly/fEfbN

Eight Dalit-huts set ablaze over eve-tea

November 28, 2012

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Eight Dalit-huts set ablaze over eve-teasing incident An irate mob set ablaze eight huts in a Dalit colony at Pacharapalayam village of the district today following a clash between two groups, triggered by an eve-teasing incident. http://ow.ly/fEdoH