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International women’s group begins mapping sexual violence in Syria

April 2, 2012


By Al Arabiya with Agencies Sunday, 01 April 2012 The international group, Women’s Media Center, has begun to document acts of sexual violence in Syria in a bid to prosecute future human rights violations and crimes. (File photo) A women rights’ group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across […]

On the front lines of sexual violence fight

March 30, 2012


Women’s Center speaker a leader in efforts to combat assault using new media, technology Nancy Schwartzman, keynote speaker at the 32nd annual Women’s Center banquet Wednesday, made the 2009 documentary “The Line,” which chronicles her experiences after being raped in Israel. She also helped develop a “Circle of 6” app that helps women connect quickly […]

It’s a women’s world: Dedicated activists who are raising awareness of social issues

March 8, 2012


By Monalisa Das and Harsha Chawla UPDATED: 02:30 GMT, 8 March 2012 The power of blogging to draw attention to social issues became apparent some years ago, when the blog, Blank Noise, started by Jasmeen Patheja succeeded in raising awareness about street sexual harassment. A student of the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology […]

Rafeef Ziadah – Shades of Anger (English subtitled)

March 6, 2012


REBLOGGED FROM KRACKTIVIST Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian activist, academic and spoken word artist. She is currently a Phd. candidate in Political Science at York University in Toronto. She released her spoken word CD Hadeel in Novermber 2009. She is a founding member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) promoting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestement […]

Exiled and 24: The Young Woman Fighting for Bahrain

July 3, 2011


By Karen LeighJun 29 2011 Daughter to one of Bahrain’s most prominent activists, Maryam al-Khawaja picks up the mission of her now-imprisoned father Maryam in Manama before leaving the country / Twitter When Maryam al-Khawaja and I first met in March, in a dingy hospital hallway in Manama, Bahrain’s regime had just tear gassed hundreds […]