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#India – Women Human Rights Defenders Day, Nov 29

INDIA: Mother’s Quest for Justice Anjuman Ara Begum * The culture of women’s movement often set it root in motherhood as symbol or a weapon to create space. The notion of motherhood proved instrumental for women struggle for justice world wide. Patriarchal values existing in the… Continue Reading →

#Srilanka – Threats against Nimalka Fernando’s life through state media #Vaw

IB Reference: IMP/PAC/0/1140/13(Police Complaint Number) pic courtesy– srilanka brief –  At SLHRC Nimalka Fernando with political party leaders The radio programme titled Rata Yana Atha (The way country is forging ahead) broadcasted in the Commercial Channel of the Sri Lanka… Continue Reading →

Raped, Impregnated and Imprisoned: Qatar’s Forgotten Workers #Vaw #mustread

Kerry Ann Akers Posted: 07/10/2013 00:00 Sexual violence and imprisonment are facts of life for many of Qatar’s women workers. Largely women from Nepal, India and the Philippines, Qatar’s domestic workers face isolation and exploitation in the world’s richest country…. Continue Reading →

Why Opposing Narendra Modi Is A Women’s Rights Issue #mustread

    Women’s organizations in India came together soon after the Gujarat pogrom to seek gender justice and to record the gendered violence, and its aftermath. The International Initiative for Justice in Gujarat was organized by a host of women’s… Continue Reading →

Afghan MPs block divisive women’s rights law #WTFnews

Legislation was approved by President Karzai in 2009, but stalled by conservative MPs who deemed it un-Islamic. Last Modified: 18 May 2013 14:27 President Hamid Karzai approved the law by decree in 2009, but it needs parliamentary approval [Reuters] Afghanistan’s parliament… Continue Reading →

Equality fight in an unequal world #Feminisn #bookreview #SundayReading

By Deepti Menon, New Indian Express 12th May 2013 12:00 AM Photos Protests by women fighting for their rights have been part of a long history of feminist struggle. Feminism is not being part of an organisation; rather it takes inspiration… Continue Reading →

Women are not outsiders in Dargahs #discrimination #Religion

Syeda Hameed | November 10, 2012, Times Crest     Men and women perform the ‘tawaaf‘ together at the Kaaba during Haj. Why then is there a debate over women’s rights to worship in the sanctum of dargahs? The issue of women… Continue Reading →

Petition to Union Health Minister- ” Abortion is not murder” #vaw #womenrights #reproductiverights

  Respected Sir, We strongly protest against the letter sent by the Maharashtra government to the Centre to amend the PCPNDT Act, 1994 so that sex selection can be treated as murder, punishable under section 302 of the IPC.First of… Continue Reading →

Petition to Union Health Minister- ” Abortion is not murder” #vaw #womenrights #reproductiverights

  Respected Sir, We strongly protest against the letter sent by the Maharashtra government to the Centre to amend the PCPNDT Act, 1994 so that sex selection can be treated as murder, punishable under section 302 of the IPC.First of… Continue Reading →

Saudi Arabia’s Rosa Parks helps women speak up #womenrights

The rights movement may not have achieved much in terms of legislative reform, but it has given women a platform to voice their views By Mona Kareem | Special to Gulf News Published: 20:00 August 3, 2012 Since the 1990s,… Continue Reading →

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