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Morocco Still Divided Over Marriage of Minors

May 3, 2012


By Abderrahim El Ouali CASABLANCA, May 2, 2012 (IPS) – The widespread practice of marrying minors continues to be one of the most incendiary legal and political issues in Morocco today, causing open confrontations between hard-line Islamists and moderates throughout the country. Speaking on national television last month, Mohammed Abdenabawi, an official of the Ministry […]

A culture of premature sexualisation

May 1, 2012

0, Monday 30 April 2012 and its inaugural body confidence awardsheld at the Palace of Westminster (Body language, 21 April). As a mother of three young children and head of a girls’ school, I have long been concerned about the growing premature sexualisation of our children and have campaigned against this. As parents, we must […]

THE UNTOLD STORY – Perils of Protest

April 30, 2012


Reblogged from kracktivistFrom cops flashing their private parts to bystanders taking advantage of the crowd and confusion to grope them, women protesters often go through hell on India’s rough streets. Sunday Times finds out shocking tales of sexual harassment, abuse and molestation Maitreyee Boruah , TOI, April 29, 2012 A31, Minoti Saikia has been to […]

Nepal’s Third Gender and the Recognition of Gender Identity

April 25, 2012


Kyle KnightPosted: 04/24/2012 On Dec. 27, 2007, the Supreme Court of Nepal issued a decision that has been called “arguably the single most comprehensive judgment affirming protections for gender identity anywhere in the world.” The decision in Pant v. Nepal was overwhelmingly in favor of the petitioners, a group of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, […]

Sweden’s New Gender-Neutral Pronoun: Hen

April 12, 2012


A country tries to banish gender. By Nathalie RothschildPosted Wednesday, April 11, 2012 By most people’s standards, Sweden is a paradise for liberated women. It has the highest proportion of working women in the world, and women earn about two-thirds of all degrees. Standard parental leave runs at 480 days, and 60 of those days […]

Death of Rape Victim in Morocco Sparks Calls for Legal Reform

April 6, 2012


By KRISTEN MCTIGHEPublished: April 5, 2012 RABAT, MOROCCO — On March 10, Amina Filali, 16, died in a hospital in Larache, a small town in northern Morocco, after swallowing rat poison. Allegedly raped at knife point by a man nearly 10 years older, she had committed suicide after being forced to marry her rapist to […]

U.S. Culture War With Women at Its Center

April 4, 2012


By LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSAPublished: April 3, 2012 NEW YORK — For all the alarm and outrage that conservative Republicans have ignited lately with actions perceived as attacks on U.S. women’s rights, there has been a fierce counteroffensive that is giving activists on the other side a larger voice and greater visibility than in recent years. […]