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For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape, Rare Justice

May 23, 2012

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Native Americans are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault in remote Alaskan villages like Emmonak, women’s advocates say. EMMONAK, Alaska — She was 19, a young Alaska Native woman in this icebound fishing village of 800 in the Yukon River delta, when an intruder broke into her home and raped her. The man left. Shaking, the […]

Beyond Male and Female: Creativity, Risks, and Resilience Among Genderqueer People in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

May 15, 2012

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Posted: 05/14/2012Jack Harrison, Jaime Grant, Ph.D. and Jody L. Herman, Ph.D. Are you male or female? For many people, answering this question doesn’t cause a moment’s hesitation. But for genderqueer people, this question isn’t so easy to answer, and survey research that offers only two gender options may overlook genderqueer people’s experiences altogether. Genderqueer people […]

What Disrespect Looks Like to Women

May 3, 2012

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Posted: 05/ 1/2012Linda Durnell Behavior that denigrates women is prevalent throughout the world. Women are wives, co-workers, sisters, mothers, friends, daughters and over half of the population, and most of these women will be disrespected for simply being a woman. When women’s issues are regarded as secondary to those of men’s — as illustrated by […]

THE UNTOLD STORY – Perils of Protest

April 30, 2012

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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 […]

Death of Rape Victim in Morocco Sparks Calls for Legal Reform

April 6, 2012

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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 […]

Where Men Now Fear to Tread

April 4, 2012

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By Hannah Rubenstein No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya. Credit:Hannah Rubenstein/IPS UMOJA, Kenya, Apr 4, 2012 (IPS) – No man, except for those raised here as children, lives in Umoja village in Kenya; one has not for two decades. It is a village only of and […]

Unions take aim at discrimination against Latinas

April 4, 2012

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by: Mark Gruenberg April 2 2012 Photo: At National Day of Action Against Wage Theft rally, San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010. Marilyn Bechtel/PW WASHINGTON – With Latinas being among the most-discriminated-against groups in U.S. society, the union movement’s major constituency group for Hispanic-named workers, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement has issued a […]

Social attitudes: Three fourths of minority women report harassment

April 1, 2012

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By Shamsul IslamPublished: March 31, 2012 ” 14 % respondents report firsthand knowledge of abduction of a woman, 8 % of a forced conversion and 3 % of trafficking Minority Women in Pakistan report. FAISALABAD: As many as 76 per cent of the respondents in a survey of Christian and Hindu women in the Punjab […]

How we can connect with feminism’s global future

March 16, 2012

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In the west, feminism has stalled. But elsewhere, women have found in it a new model of Enlightenment rights and freedoms Naomi Wolf guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 March 2012 Women join a protest against Yemen’s then President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz, April 2011, enraged by his remarks that it was against Islam for women to […]

The future of sexual harassment

March 11, 2012

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We’ve come a long way in our attitudes about sex and the office — but not far enough. An expert explains Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 A detail from the cover of “Sex and the Office: A History of Gender, Power, and Desire” These days, it’s impossible to discuss sex in the office without immediately thinking […]

Arab Spring Fails to Allay Women’s Anxieties

March 10, 2012

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By RANA F. SWEISPublished: March 7, 2012 Rana F. Sweis for The International Herald TribuneA participant at a meeting in Sousse, Tunisia, last month on changes in the Arab world. After recent elections, women remain underrepresented in the region’s parliaments. AMMAN — Like many Tunisians, Maroua Ben Salah, 23, never imagined that her life and […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012

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March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

International Anti-Street Harassment Week: 10 Things You Can Do To Stop Street Harassment

March 4, 2012

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Soraya Chemaly 02/22/2012 March 18-24 is International Anti-Street Harassment Week and it should be taken seriously as a matter of equality, access to public space and civil rights. “Meet Us On The Street” is the rallying call for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, a movement started by the organization Stop Street Harassment. Last year, marches took place […]

Many layers: Examining the complex meanings of hijab

February 16, 2012

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By Fatima Ayub, January 30, 2012 Writer Fatima Ayub examines perspectives on veiling in Muslim majority and minority contexts, both in the United States, where she grew up, and in Afghanistan, where she has lived and worked. She finds a surprising number wear it due to a combination of social expectation and cultural habit, rather […]

Eve teasing in India: Assault or harassment by another name

January 24, 2012

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By Nidhi DuttBBC News, Mumbai It’s an unfortunate truth that women are sexually harassed, and sometimes assaulted, the world over. But in the Indian state of Maharashtra, there is an increasing determination to stamp out “Eve teasing”, as it is called here, for good. It was afternoon and we had just finished filming. My colleague […]

Stalking affects 3.4 million victims annually

January 18, 2012

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012By Chad Nation According to results from the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men in the U.S. have been victimized by stalking at some point during their lifetime. The victims said they felt very fearful or believed that they, or someone […]

Trial points up schools’ challenge handling student gender identity issues

August 15, 2011

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By Catherine Saillant / The Los Angeles TimesSunday, August 14, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Brandon McInerney is the defendant in the Los Angeles courtroom, accused of bringing a gun to his middle school and killing gay classmate Larry King. But as the case unfolds, the school itself has come under scrutiny.One teacher after another has […]

Trial points up schools’ challenge handling student gender identity issues

August 15, 2011

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By Catherine Saillant / The Los Angeles TimesSunday, August 14, 2011 LOS ANGELES — Brandon McInerney is the defendant in the Los Angeles courtroom, accused of bringing a gun to his middle school and killing gay classmate Larry King. But as the case unfolds, the school itself has come under scrutiny.One teacher after another has […]

Women seek new avenues of justice

August 6, 2011

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SHOW OF SOLIDARITY: Women clad in black saris, hold candles in Vijayawada on Wednesday. Photo: Raju. V The women were clad in black saris, signifying their strong resentment against instances of sexual harassment, domestic violence and other forms of abuse of the fairer sex. Some of them held candles while others displayed placards that had […]

Afghan Women Fight Back Against Harassment

July 14, 2011

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By Noorjahan Akbar* KABUL, Jul 13, 2011 (IPS/Al Jazeera) – My mother entered the house and pushed the door closed with anger. After getting a cup of green tea, she sat in front of the television as her children watched her with concern and confusion. “These men are not human beings. They probably do not […]