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Beauty, body image and the media – guest blog by Bidisha

June 1, 2012

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Posted on 31 May 2012. Bidisha* writer, critic and broadcaster Yesterday a cross party group of MPs produced yet another report on the subject of what is fast becoming a national body image crisis (see WVoN story). Everywhere we look, we are surrounded by unrealistic, unattainable and often fabricated images of the human body – […]

Sudanese woman sentenced to stoning death over adultery claims

June 1, 2012

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Intisar Sharif Abdallah tried without access to lawyer and is being detained with four-month-old baby, prompting outcry David Smith in Johannesburg guardian.co.uk, Thursday 31 May 2012 A Sudanese woman in El Fasher. The country’s embassy in the UK claims rights groups are not interested in the welfare of women in Sudan. Photograph: AFP/Getty A young […]

End Child Marriage

May 30, 2012

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Girls Not Brides is a global partnership to end child marriage and give girls opportunities to fulfill their potential. ICRW has been involved in the Girls Not Brides partnership since its inception and is among the member organizations that support this alliance. In this video from Girls Not Brides, Graça Machel, Mary Robinson and Desmond […]

Kenyan Girls Use ‘Talking Box’ to Write What’s Wrong

May 28, 2012

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By Rose OdengoWeNews correspondent Monday, May 28, 2012 Some schoolgirls in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, are writing down their problems and submitting them to a message box. Schools are using the information to alleviate everything from molestation to family financial pressures. NAIROBI, Kenya (WOMENSENEWS)–It is 2:30 p.m. in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Under a vengefully […]

Trapped after being forced to say ‘I do’

May 28, 2012

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May 28, 2012 Punitive measures against girls forced into child marriages should not find a place in government policies, programmes and practices Child brides are not criminals. They cannot be compared to children accused of committing crimes. Anyone who hears a story of a girl forced into marriage before she turned 18 will tell you […]

Rural education offers Morocco’s women promise of a quiet revolution

May 21, 2012

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Women in remote parts of Morocco are benefiting from a literacy scheme that also teaches civil rights, numeracy and beekeeping Posted by Santorri Chamley Monday 21 May 2012 Fatima Kadmire (left), one of the beneficiaries of the literacy programme for women in Beni Zuli. Photograph: Santorri Chamley In a tiny classroom at the Maison de […]

Girls face ‘sexting’ threat from peers

May 17, 2012

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A report commissioned by the NSPCC, conducted in collaboration with King’s College London, reveals the level that ‘sexting’ has reached among teenagers, with schoolgirls facing increasing pressure to provide sexually explicit pictures of themselves, a threat that appears to come from friends and peers rather than strangers. Professor Rosalind Gill, from the Department of Culture, […]