Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Iranian women use Facebook to protest compulsory headscarves

Lys Anzia – WNN Breaking Story update: As of Monday May 19, 2014 the Facebook page Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women has 309,126 likes with 350,475 talking about this. (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: When Iranian woman journalist Masih Alinejad started posting on her Facebook page about the freedom she felt not wearing a […]

NEPAL: Banishment for women menstruating. Is it driven by religion?

NEPAL: Banishment for women menstruating. Is it driven by religion?

As winter temperatures hit the mountainous regions of Nepal, Nepalese humanitarian and education advocate Ms. Radha Paudel is working to bring critical issues on the lack of safety for women and girls in Nepal to the public, especially on the issue of Nepal’s stubborn acceptance in the practice of Chhaupadi. But the question might be how much of the practice to isolate women during their menses is determined by conservative versions of the Hindu religion in the region?

Battle against hunger lost without gender empowerment

Battle against hunger lost without gender empowerment

Thalif Deen – Thomson Reuters Foundaton – AlertNet via  IPS – Inter Press Service – Friday 7 June, 2013 UNITED NATIONS, Jun 6 2013 (IPS) – When the United Nations launched its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) back in 2001, two of its primary objectives were to halve extreme poverty and hunger by 2015 and promote […]

Bill gives rights to native [Canada] women

Bill gives rights to native [Canada] women

Mia Rabson – Winnipeg Free Press – 31 October 2012 (originally published 29 Oct) OTTAWA — Manitoba Conservative Leader Brian Pallister is returning to familiar territory today but in a very different role. He’s coming to advocate on various issues, including one he championed as an MP — marital property rights for aboriginal women. Currently, […]

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Women, Romney and Equal Pay

Kristen Houghton – Huffington Post – Wednesday, 18 October 2012 When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but could go no further because of the glass ceiling; when he said that she had had to train men who would go on to make higher […]