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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…

Disparities

Anne Kass The 2003 New Mexico Legislature created an Equal Pay Task Force and directed it to study the extent of wage disparities between men and women and between minorities and non-minorities; to study the causes of the disparities; to…

The VAWA Play: Changing the Law, One Show at a Time

The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe is the last “arty” stop for Sliver of a Full Moon, a play by Mary Kathryn Nagle that dramatizes the legislative struggle to enact the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.…

The Empowerment of Women Will Be Central to Realising Sustainable Global Development

Human Wrongs Watch By Mary Robinson*  Former president of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  DUBLIN, 5 March 2016 (IPS) – “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” – the theme of…

Clinical Trials in Africa Reduce by 30% the Risk of HIV Infection in Women

Human Wrongs Watch The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on 23 February 2016 welcomed the “encouraging” results of two studies from Africa in which women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with…

Islam’s approach to gender justice

 Abdulhalim Abu Shaqqa: By him men will understand the real nature of Islam’s approach to gender justice (Kaleem Koya) By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. In the following I would like to introduce you to a teacher, translator, and editor from…

Iran’s Sedigheh Vasmaghi says Islam is never opposed to equal rights for women

Sedigheh Vasmaghi: Islam never opposes equal rights for women By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. – an interview with Sedigheh Vasmaghi about women in Islam. Dr. Sedigheh Vasmaghi is a lawyer, poet and author from Iran. She is known for her…

Cameron at large: Want Not to Become a Terrorist? Speak Fluent English!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* Cairo, 4 February 2016 (IPS) – “Do you speak English fluently? No? Then you risk to become a terrorist!.” IPS posed this dilemma to some young Muslim women living in Cairo, while explaining that…

Saudi Women Make Huge Advances After Victory in Polls

By Katherine Mackenzie ABU DHABI, Dec 24 2015 (IPS) – The triumph of 19 women in what is being seen as a landmark and historical election in a largely traditional and conservative country is a massive gain for women. A…

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