Women Secure a Third of Mexican Parliament

Women Secure a Third of Mexican Parliament

Anayeli Garcia Martinez – Truthout – Tuesday, 17 July 2012 (originally published 14 Jul) Mexico City – Female candidates are poised to occupy an unprecedented third of the seats in Mexico’s bicameral parliament when preliminary results for the Jul.1 election are confirmed. In the lower chamber, 95 women were elected through direct vote (in a relative majority […]

60 percent of women harassed on daily basis – Cairo

60 percent of women harassed on daily basis – Cairo

Protective laws unfit for women on streets of Cairo   Correspondents JOSEPH MAYTON and MANAR AMMAR – WNN Features CAIRO: Being an Egyptian woman is to accept sexual harassment as daily routine, according to a recent report from the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR). The study outlines, 60 percent of Egyptian women and 98 […]

Iran Women Say No to Polygamy

Iran Women Say No to Polygamy

Women achieve temporary victory over Iran Family Protection Bill   ELAHE AMANI – WNN Features – Tues 23 Sept, 2008   The Iranian “Family Protection Bill,” which is anything but protective of families, has brought together one of the largest coalitions to oppose a bill since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In […]

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

Women’s Prisons – A Global State of Crisis

LYS ANZIA –  WNN Features “The strategy used in women’s prisons now is one of humiliation rather than rehabilitation,” said Jane Evelyn Atwood in her 2007 Amnesty International video documentary, “Too Much Time.” For nine years, Atwood photographed and documented the conditions for women in 40 women’s prisons worldwide including the US, Europe and Eastern […]

When a Girl Student Stands Up and Wins

When a Girl Student Stands Up and Wins

Fighting teacher-student rape in Zambia Sally Chiwama – WNN Features (WNN) Lusaka, ZAMBIA, AFRICA: In Feb 2006, only three months before the Zambian government ratified the African Union’s Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, a young girl student was calculatingly raped by her greatest authority figure, her own school teacher. The minor and […]