Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Ethiopia: Women’s Rights Group Demands Release of Jailed Award-Winning Ethiopian Journalist

Nicholas Ibekwe – AllAfrica – Thursday, 16 January 2014 (originally published 13 Jan) A global women’s rights and advocacy group, Safe World for Women, has put up an online petition for the immediate release of jailed award-winning Ethiopian journalist with breast tumour, Reeyot Alemu. Ms. Alemu, 34, who is also a teacher, was jailed under […]

IRAN: National conservative clerics move to sanction women from presidential bids

IRAN: National conservative clerics move to sanction women from presidential bids

WNN Justice – Iran (WNN/AI) Tehran, IRAN, CENTRAL ASIA: Iran’s ban on female presidential candidates contradicts several articles of the country’s Constitution as well as international law and should be removed, says human rights advocates Amnesty International. Thirty women have registered to stand as candidates for the forthcoming presidential election on June 14, 2013. Women […]

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Indigenous heroine Eufrosina Cruz fights to empower women

Cristina Avila-Zesatti – WNN Improve It (WNN/GPI) Oaxaca, MEXICO: She is cursed and persecuted by her home community. She has received death threats. Federal police follow her to protect her life. Still, she describes herself as “the freest woman in the world.” She is Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza. Cruz is from the village of Santa Maria […]

Lebanese women not satisfied with second class

Lebanese women not satisfied with second class

  Commentary by author, Rita Chemaly, 2007 recipient of the Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press   Beirut – On 18 May, Samira Souedian, the Lebanese widow of an Egyptian, was refused the right to pass Lebanese citizenship to her four children by the Lebanese Court of Appeal, despite previously winning her case […]