Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Equality for women should come right along with basic human rights

Lys Anzia – WNN Commentary (WNN) WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES: As International Women’s Equality Day comes and goes we all need to ask this question: what does “equality” really mean? And why have millions of women been fighting for equality worldwide for centuries? These are the questions that continue to haunt women, as well as […]

[Senegal] Ending female genital mutilation, one household at a time

[Senegal] Ending female genital mutilation, one household at a time

Gannon Gillespie – Guardian Professional – Thursday, 29 August 2013 (originally published 22 Aug) “A person’s family is not their village. The family includes one’s entire social network: their relatives in many surrounding villages, in all of the places they marry, even in far off countries like France and the United States … If you […]

Calicut university grants maternity leave to women students

Calicut university grants maternity leave to women students

K R Rajeev – Times of India – Friday, 19 July 2013 (originally published 18 Jul) KOZHIKODE: Calicut University on Wednesday became the first Indian varsity to grant long-term maternity leave for women students, enabling them to continue a course without facing a ‘year-out’ due to pregnancy. The university will allow new and expectant mothers […]

INDIA: Marriage definitions change may skip religious identification

INDIA: Marriage definitions change may skip religious identification

Terry Wing and David DeForest – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Uttar Predesh, INDIA: A proposed amendment to India’s marriage law would end the requirement to cite one’s religious affiliation. The move is seen as a way to ease cultural pressures on inter-faith marriages. Proponents of the amendment say it will encourage marriage registration by those who previously were […]

New Amnesty Video Joins in Support of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

New Amnesty Video Joins in Support of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

WNN Breaking In a November 24, 2010 video release, Amnesty International is joining the campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence that will include events and actions from nations across the globe. Campaign efforts are currently underway during the 16 days campaign of activism which will span the world November 25 through December […]