Egypt’s Women Go to Battle

Egypt’s Women Go to Battle

Mike Giglio – Daily Beast – Tuesday, 19 March 2013 (originally published 16 Mar) Like many Egyptian women, 31-year-old activist Dalia Ziada took to the street in early 2011 to join the protest movement that deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak. Afterward, she ran as a candidate in the country’s first open parliamentary elections, facing down death […]

British House of Commons Approves Gay Marriage

British House of Commons Approves Gay Marriage

John F. Burns and Alan Cowell – New York Times – 08 February 2013 (originally published 05 Feb) LONDON — The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to approve a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain, indicating that the bill is assured of passage as it moves through further legislative stages. But in a […]

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, […]

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Egypt’s Spinsters Fight Against Society Stereotypes

Cairo Correspondents MANAR AMMAR and JOSEPH MAYTON –  WNN Features Cairo, Egypt – It is a challenge to be unmarried in Egypt and even more so if the woman is “growing old” according to Egyptian customs. This means any unmarried woman past her mid-twenties is seen negatively through society’s lens, leaving many questions to be answered. However, a […]