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Modi- Wooing women #Feku #NaMo #Womenrights

  KALPANA SHARMA What exactly does Modi mean when he says he does not want women to be ‘just homemakers’? The election season is upon us. The weather wanes are already predicting which way the wind will blow two months… Continue Reading →

Islamic Extremists Alarm Secular Women in Tunisia #Vaw #Womenrights

By Hajer Naili WeNews correspondent Thursday, April 4, 2013 Tensions are rising between secular Tunisian women and political Islam. “There is no room for the opposition and women to participate in building the country we want,” says one critic. Woman… Continue Reading →

On a car ride with Mother Courage- Bhanwari Devi #Vaw #Sexualharassment

Independent journalist & radio anchor Vasanthi Hariprakash tells about her date with Rajastan’s firebrand Bhanwari Devi bangalore Mirror Posted On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 09:19:45 PM It is one thing to read about Bhanvari Devi in the papers; totally… Continue Reading →

Letters from Pussy Riot’s Prison blog #womenrights #womensday

The thoughts of a prisoner Anastasia Kirilenko 8 March 2013 Today is International Women’s Day, a holiday in Russia, though possibly with few celebrations in the penal colonies where the Pussy Riot women are being held. Open Democracy Russia is… Continue Reading →

International Womens Day- Statement on alarming trends in Negotiations of UN Document

  STATEMENT OF FEMINIST AND WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS ON THE VERY ALARMING TRENDS IN THE NEGOTIATIONS OF OUTCOME DOCUMENT OF THE 57TH SESSION OF THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN       We, the undersigned organisations and individuals… Continue Reading →

International Women’s Day Past and Present- Anuradha Ghandy #mustead #mustshare

– 8 March 2001 is the 91st anniversary of the International Women’s Day (IWD), which was first declared in 1910. In that year, Clara Zetkin, inspired by the working class women’s movement in America, proposed to the Second International Conference… Continue Reading →

Democracies Don’t Strip Their Women, India Does #Indiashame #womensday

| by Avinash Pandey*   ( March 8, 2013, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka Guardian) The decision of going naked in protest to the oppression committed on them by POSCO and its supporters must not had come easily to the women of Govindpur… Continue Reading →

International Women’s day- We are One Woman: A Song #Video #Womensday

From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia, acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity: We are “One Woman“. Launching on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, the… Continue Reading →

#India- Celebrating women’s solidarities! Resisting cultures of violence! #Vaw #Womenrights #womensday

We have all recently witnessed unprecedented response to a young woman’s brutal gang rape and eventual death. The public anger and mass grief it triggered finally pushed our government to take action. Such is the power of people’s resolve! Yet,… Continue Reading →

One billion rising for Soni Sori and all women prisoners till they are Free #Vaw #1billionrising

March 1, 2013 Kamayani Bali Mahabal I am  rising for an incarcerated tribal teacher Soni Sori , a  woman who juggled several roles – a tribal journalist, activist, teacher, mother of three young kids. A woman who dared to speak against the… Continue Reading →

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