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U.N. Agencies Duck Taking Stand on Safe Abortion

August 6, 2011

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By Hanna HindstromWeNews correspondentTuesday, August 2, 2011 A woman’s right to safe abortion is increasingly recognized as both a human right and a means to reduce maternal mortality. U.N. agencies–including UN Women in its new strategic plan–are sidestepping this major fight. (WOMENSENEWS)–Broadly welcomed as a “milestone” for women’s rights, UN Women’s strategic plan released in […]

ZIMBABWE Women Seeking Justice Face Archaic Rules and Discrimination

August 6, 2011

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By Nyarai Mudimu   Deputy Minister for Women’s Affairs Fungayi Jessie Majome says legal protection for abused women remains a ‘pie in sky’.  Credit:Angela Jimu/IPS   HARARE, Aug 3, 2011 (IPS) – The four armed robbers who gang raped her may be serving time for their crimes, but six years later justice has turned out […]

ZIMBABWE Women Seeking Justice Face Archaic Rules and Discrimination

August 6, 2011

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By Nyarai Mudimu   Deputy Minister for Women’s Affairs Fungayi Jessie Majome says legal protection for abused women remains a ‘pie in sky’.  Credit:Angela Jimu/IPS   HARARE, Aug 3, 2011 (IPS) – The four armed robbers who gang raped her may be serving time for their crimes, but six years later justice has turned out […]

Suppression of women’s rights persists despite progress on discrimination – UN

July 31, 2011

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Silvia Pimental 29 July 2011 – The United Nations committee tasked with ensuring compliance with the global treaty to end discrimination against women today noted that there has been progress towards improving the lot of women in some countries, but discriminatory practices continued to limit their human rights. During its 49th session, the Committee on […]

Suppression of women’s rights persists despite progress on discrimination – UN

July 31, 2011

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Silvia Pimental 29 July 2011 – The United Nations committee tasked with ensuring compliance with the global treaty to end discrimination against women today noted that there has been progress towards improving the lot of women in some countries, but discriminatory practices continued to limit their human rights. During its 49th session, the Committee on […]

Women’s topless court victory 20 years later

July 22, 2011

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Go topless? No thanks, say most women By Prithi Yelaja, CBC News Posted: Jul 20, 2011 Gwen Jacob stands on Gordon Street where as a 19-year-old in 1991 she walked without a shirt. She was charged with committing an indecent act but ultimately won a court victory. (Brent Foster/The Guelph Mercury )  When university student […]

Women’s topless court victory 20 years later

July 22, 2011

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Go topless? No thanks, say most women By Prithi Yelaja, CBC News Posted: Jul 20, 2011 Gwen Jacob stands on Gordon Street where as a 19-year-old in 1991 she walked without a shirt. She was charged with committing an indecent act but ultimately won a court victory. (Brent Foster/The Guelph Mercury )  When university student […]

Campaigning for women`s land rights to combat poverty

July 3, 2011

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30th June 11Correspondent The question of women owning land in Tanzania has been a subject of intense debate in recent years taking into account their numerical strength and their valuable contribution to the mainstream development process of the country. Since time immemorial, women, who constitute more than 50 percent of the country’s estimated population of […]

Saudi woman ‘raped by chauffeur’ as campaign to let both sexes drive gathers pace

June 3, 2011

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By Daily Mail ReporterLast updated at 7:14 PM on 1st June 2011 A woman in Saudi Arabia has claimed she was raped at gunpoint by a male chauffeur she had been forced to hire. The unnamed woman, who had hired the driver due to strict Saudi laws banning women from driving, claimed she was raped […]