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Economic Crisis Hits Gender Budgeting

April 22, 2012

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By Jennifer Hattam ISTANBUL, Apr 22, 2012 (IPS) – Worldwide, women are largely responsible for managing family budgets, controlling 65 percent of global spending. But, women’s needs are often ignored when it comes to government budgeting, delegates at an international meet in the Turkish capital observed. Over the last 10 years, there has been a […]

Q&A with Hanan Abdalla, director of a new film that explores the lives of Egyptian women since the Arab Spring

April 11, 2012

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Posted on April 9 2012 This week, “In the Shadow of a Man”, a film commissioned by UN Women, is taking the compelling stories of four Egyptian women to the Istanbul Film Festival, as part of a string of international screenings. The documentary premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, and will […]

Sex and Sharia: Muslim women punished for failed marriages

April 2, 2012

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By Charlotte Rachael ProudmanNotebook – A selection of Independent views -, OpinionMonday, 2 April 2012 Today I received another telephone call from a young Muslim woman, Nasrin, who pleaded with me to help her obtain an Islamic divorce. After fleeing a forced marriage characterised by rape and physical violence, Nasrin applied for an Islamic divorce […]

Stereotypes May Help Black Women Succeed

September 7, 2011

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by Marianne Cooper on 09/05/11 at 10:00 am In September 2008, a picture of a serious looking Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of Radar Magazine above the tag line, “What’s So Scary About Michelle Obama?” The accompanying article described as, “An Insider’s Guide to America’s Next First Lady,” provided a list of FAQs and […]

Stereotypes May Help Black Women Succeed

September 7, 2011

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by Marianne Cooper on 09/05/11 at 10:00 am In September 2008, a picture of a serious looking Michelle Obama appeared on the cover of Radar Magazine above the tag line, “What’s So Scary About Michelle Obama?” The accompanying article described as, “An Insider’s Guide to America’s Next First Lady,” provided a list of FAQs and […]

Exclusive: The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

August 8, 2011

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By Courtney YoungAugust 8, 2011 Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? A core thread in the iteration of the American Dream is the idea that one need only have a strong work ethic, perseverance, and temperance to […]

Exclusive: The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

August 8, 2011

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By Courtney YoungAugust 8, 2011 Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? A core thread in the iteration of the American Dream is the idea that one need only have a strong work ethic, perseverance, and temperance to […]