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14.04.2016

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

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. At least for a while. By Frances Madeson for… »

07.03.2016

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

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… »

26.02.2016

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

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 the antiretroviral drug… »

20.02.2016

Islam’s approach to gender justice

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 Kerala, India, Prof. Kaleem Koya. He got in touch… »

06.02.2016

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

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 participation in the Iranian reform movement and was forced to… »

04.02.2016

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

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… »

27.12.2015

Saudi Women Make Huge Advances After Victory in Polls

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 United Arab Emirates (UAE) daily newspaper called this a right… »

16.12.2015

Burma’s [Myanmar’s] women and minorities then (colonial days) and now

Burma’s [Myanmar’s] women and minorities then (colonial days) and now

 War On Women And Minorities In Colonial And Post-Colonial Burma – Analysis Colonial Era Rudyard Kipling remarked in From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches, “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any other land you will know about.” [1] The country indeed has a… »

20.11.2015

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

With the title “Women advancing democracy” five Nobel Peace laureates took part in a panel at the World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Barcelona: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Prof. Jody Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams together with a representative from the UN, Cristina Gallach. The Yemeni, Tawakkol… »

17.09.2015

Argentina: 50,000 women gather for their 30th national gathering

Argentina: 50,000 women gather for their 30th national gathering

This unique experience has been held every year in different cities in Argentina since 1985. From the 10th to 12th of October Mar del Plata, Argentina will be the venue for the 30th national gathering. Women of all ages and social classes will arrive from all 24 provinces to share… »

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