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91. Bahrain - Need for Support for Wives in Domestic Legal Cases

BAHRAINI women are losing battles in court due to a lack of awareness of their rights, according to a leading social worker.

2010-08-03 11:20:17 / 1420 readings

92. India - Put Women at the Heart of India’s Food Security

Ultimately food security is not just about delivering food grain to families so that they have something edible on a plate. It is also about putting social change and gender equality on the table.   


2010-08-03 10:32:06 / 1428 readings

93. China - Female Imams for Muslim Women's Independent Mosques

It is 5:50 in the morning, and dark shadows scurry through narrow alleys to the mosque, as the call to prayer echoes from a minaret in Kaifeng. This city in central China's Henan province has an Islamic enclave, where Muslims have lived for more than 1,000 years. In an alleyway called Wangjia hutong, women go to their own mosque, where Yao Baoxia leads prayers. For 14 years, Yao has been a female imam, or ahong as they are called here, a word derived from Persian.


2010-08-03 10:23:23 / 1469 readings

94. Northern Thailand - Child Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation - Girls

At an age when we would regard them as still being children, thousands of young children from Northern Thailand have and continue to be, lured, forced or coerced into prostitution. Girls as young as 10 years old have been sold into the brothels of Bangkok and other cities in the region and even overseas. In some areas as many as 90% of girls have left their village to work.


2010-08-02 08:43:11 / 1540 readings

95. Housing and Sexual Violence

The relationship between sexual violence and housing is multi-layered and complex. Safe and affordable housing is a protective factor against sexual violence.


2010-07-28 09:00:25 / 1452 readings

96. Study: In Brazil, 10 women killed daily in domestic violence

According to CNN every day, 10 women are killed in domestic violence cases in a country known for its glorious models. And it takes a high-profile incident - such as the case against a Brazilian goalkeeper who is the prime suspect in the disappearance and murder of a woman - to bring attention to the problem, said Women's Affairs Minister Nilcea Freire.

2010-07-26 08:48:52 / 1518 readings

97. Ecuador - First Hospital Emergency Room For Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

According to official figures, an estimated 83,000 women are victims of psychological or physical abuse, including sexual abuse, each year in Ecuador.  

2010-07-21 11:40:45 / 1465 readings

98. Lack of housing forces victims of domestic violence in Latin America to stay with abusers

The 50-page report, released by the Geneva-based international housing rights watchdog the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), exposes the reality facing women in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, where lack of access to adequate housing, including emergency shelter, prevents victims of domestic violence from escaping their abusers. 


2010-07-19 09:19:36 / 1404 readings

99. Iran – 15 could still die in horrific sentence after being allegedly convicted of adultery.

An Iranian woman at a protest in Brussels highlights the barbarity of death by stoning, in which women are buried up to their necks in front of a crowd of volunteers and killed in a hail of rocks. Twelve Iranian women and three men are on death row awaiting execution by stoning despite an apparent last-minute reprieve for a mother of two who had been facing the horrific sentence after being convicted of adultery.


2010-07-12 09:21:01 / 1663 readings

100. Hotline for safe abortion in Pakistan

A coalition of Pakistani women’s organisations has launched a safe abortion hotline with the support of the Dutch organisation Women on Waves and Mama Cash grantee the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership. Women can call the hotline for practical information about sexual and reproductive health in general and about the use of misoprostol, a drug that can be used to induce miscarriage early in pregnancy.


2010-07-12 08:31:45 / 1531 readings

101. African Women Fight Female Genital Mutilation

Waris Dirie, an Austrian of Somalian origin, is an inspiration to the many victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), especially in Africa. Born into a family of Somalian nomads, Dirie's genitals were mutilated when she was three years old. She was sold in marriage at 13 years after which she fled Africa. From the heart of the desert to the West, where she became one of the highest paid models, Dirie has come a long way. She has been chosen as the United Nations spokesperson against FGM and is a fierce crusader against the ritual of FGM, calling it one of the biggest challenges facing Somalian women

2010-07-08 09:07:59 / 1494 readings

102. Women's Economic Opportunity - Index Report

An innovative new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit opens a window on to the economic landscape that women face globally and highlights which countries offer the most and the fewest opportunities.


2010-07-07 09:19:45 / 1550 readings

103. Amnesty International Synthesis Review Of The Stop Violence Against Women Campaign 2004-2010

The Stop Violence against Women Campaign was Amnesty International's first long-term global thematic campaign. It lasted six years (from 2004 to 2010), was very ambitious in its scope, and required major shifts in Amnesty International's ways of working.


2010-07-05 09:42:01 / 1420 readings

104. Measuring Gender Inequality In Africa - Experiences & Lessons From The African Gender Development Index - African Women's Report 2009

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) presents one of its flagship publications, the 2009 African Women’s Report. The report’s theme: Measuring Gender Inequality in Africa: Experiences and Lessons From the African Gender and Development Index, is opportune as African countries are being urged to improve their statistical systems and data collection methods to respond to development concerns. This includes the need to accelerate gender equality in the social, economic and political fields. The central message of the report is that gender equality cannot be adequately implemented and monitored without appropriate data.



2010-07-05 09:11:38 / 1654 readings

105. Girls Have a Right to Education

The Human Rights Council at its annual full day discussion on Women’s Human Rights in Geneva has been told that progress on gender equality in education is so slow it is unlikely to be achieved before 2040. This year’s discussion, “Empowering Women through Education” heard from a number of experts who talked of some progress but in totality described a situation where millions of girls continue to experience disadvantage and discrimination that prevents an effective education.


2010-07-01 08:52:04 / 1418 readings
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