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The shameful epidemic that is rape

By Phil Harris for InDepthNews Do legal systems around the world give women and girls true protection from rape and other forms of sexual violence? Do the victims of rape and sexual violence have access to real justice if violence…

These women cannot celebrate their day

This is a story that one would wish to never have to write—the story of hundreds of millions of life-givers whose production and productivity have systematically been ‘quantified’ in much detailed statistics, but whose abnegation, human suffering and denial of…

Seven scaring facts about the widening gender gap

Women across the globe are facing new threats, which risk dismantling decades of hard-won rights and derailing the effort to end extreme poverty, an international confederation of civil society organisations has revealed ahead of International Women’s Day on women March…

Women as peacemakers: a 31 October anniversary

René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service  Seeing with eyes that are gender aware, women tend to make connections between the oppression that is the ostensible cause of conflict (ethnic or national oppression) in the light of another cross-cutting one: that…

Global Migration Compact Negotiations to Begin in 2017

By Jaya Ramachdandran BERLIN | NEW YORK (IDN) – The forthcoming UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants on September 19 in New York would launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a ‘Global Compact for Safe,…

Electing a new UN chief: a woman, an East European or who?

By J Nastranis for InDepthNews. Ahead of the third straw poll – an upcoming game of musical chairs – on August 29, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made public his preference for a woman to replace him as the head of…

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Author William Hanna agreed to review this book on Female Genital Mutilation not because he is an authority on the subject, but because — having lived and travelled in Africa and the Middle East — he had become vaguely aware of…

Cristina, my love

I’m not a feminist, neither red, nor leftist, nor revolutionary. I know very well where I do belong: I am a pariah and Cristina is my love. As well as Mercedes Sosa, Dilma, Evita and Violetona Parra. And as a…

Guatemala: the forced exodus of young girls and women

Why do girls, adolescents and women migrate?  Why would they leave their countries of origin and embark on the misadventure of an undocumented journey with the certainty that they will suffer on the way?  And if they do make it,…

Violence against women journalists threatens media freedom

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage For women journalists, violence and intimidation don’t just happen in conflict zones, they are every day experiences. “You don’t even have to be in a conflict zone to be violated anymore,” New York Times reporter and author of the Taliban…

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