As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

As stigma remains, one sex-worker works to correct the myths

Ruth Jacobs – WNN Features (WNN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: In a candid and honest interview rights activist and independent sex-worker Jemima talks with Ruth Jacobs, global women’s advocate, author and campaigner based in the UK. Working to dispel public misinformation on the lives of adult sex-workers who choose to enter the consensual sex industry […]

Honoring our women mentors

Honoring our women mentors

Asian Weekly  – Friday, 19 September 2014 (originally published 13 Sept) Women of Color Empowered (WOC) is a nonproft organization started by Northwest Asian Weekly in 1996. This year WOC’s  theme is “Amazing Women Mentors,” where women across Seattle are being honored as mentors. There is a luncheon honoring the women mentors on Friday, Sept. […]

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1,000 women of color want women and girls included in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

1,000 women of color want women and girls included in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

Nia-Malika Henderson – Washington Post – Friday, 27 June 2014 (originally published 18 Jun) More than 1,000 women of color have signed a letter calling for gender equality in President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program, putting the White House on the defensive about its initiative aimed at improving the lives of at-risk boys and young men. […]

"Human rights & religion need each other" says NY Kairos Center expert

"Human rights & religion need each other" says NY Kairos Center expert

Larry Cox for openDemocracy – WNN Religion & Belief (WNN/OD) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Many human rights activists are secular and view religion as a problem, rather than as an ally. Although religion does often pose serious challenges, it also offers the human rights movement hope for renewal, along with greater legitimacy and impact. Human […]

The Right to Self-Determination and the Charter of Values

The Right to Self-Determination and the Charter of Values

Michael Wrobel – The Link – Thursday, 06 February 2014 (originally published 04 Feb) Quebec feminists and other progressive forces are currently confronted with an “important philosophical dilemma” in the debate surrounding the wearing of religious symbols, says self-described Muslim feminist and social justice activist Leila Bdeir. A founding member of the Collective des féministes […]

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

Woman filmmaker in Iran sentenced to 18 months in prison

WNN Breaking (WNN) Tehran, IRAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a contrasting Iranian political climate of acceptance and censure 29-year-old democracy green movement supporter and media personality Ms. Pegah Ahangarani, who is also an actress, documentary filmmaker and film director, has been sentenced by Iran’s conservative judiciary to 18 months in prison. Although the filmmaker has been […]

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