Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Russia's First Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Under Consideration by Duma

Katie Davies – Moscow Times – 17 April 2014 (originally published 14 Apr) Russia’s first anti-sexual harassment law has been submitted to the State Duma, despite concerns among critics that its terms will be used to deport foreign workers unfairly. The changes will protect the honor and dignity of “the more beautiful, but weaker sex,” said Oleg Nilov, the bill’s author and a […]

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

[Pakistan] Iron ladies: Celebrating women of substance

Express Tribune – Monday, 17 March 2014 (originally published 10 Mar) ISLAMABAD: As women carve out a place within a terrain long inured to men, there are leaps to celebrate and bounds yet made. In marking International Women’s Day, the Nomad Art Gallery paid tribute to six women whose resolve, intellect and courage has shaped […]

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

Global advocates for women now include numerous men

WNN Breaking (WNN) New York, UNITED NATIONS: The gender rights super agency known as UN Women is gearing up with a new campaign that encourages men, as well as boys, to start now to use a gender-lens toward global advocacy. Launched officially on International Women’s Day, Saturday March 8, the ‘He for She‘ campaign has […]

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women's Day

Deeyah – WNN Featured Commentary (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: On International Women’s Day Emmy award winning filmmaker and music producer Deeyah Khan shares her struggles and triumphs as a Pakistani Afghan woman from Norway who is on a quest to help women worldwide express their artistic freedom. ___ My journey started in Norway. […]

3 [Jamaica] women's organisations celebrate milestones

3 [Jamaica] women's organisations celebrate milestones

Jamaica Observer – Wednesday, 05 March 2014 (originally published 03 Mar) THE battle for women’s empowerment has been fought by many individuals and agencies and among them are the Bureau of Women’s Affairs (BWA), the Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) and the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), who will all be observing […]

International Women's Day Special: her side of the story

International Women's Day Special: her side of the story

Parul Khannaa – Hindustan Times – Tuesday, 04 Mar 2014 (originally published 01 Mar) A few days before International Women’s Day, four modern Indian women talk about what it means to be a woman in the country today – and whether all the confusion about changing gender roles is actually an opportunity, writes Parul Khanna. […]

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