Pakistan’s Woman Warrior

Pakistan’s Woman Warrior

Christopher Dickey – The Daily Beast – Thursday March 28, 2013 (originally published March 25) Accused of blasphemy, Sherry Rehman fights back. “Blasphemy.” When you hear that word in America, it conjures up visions of the Salem witch trials or, worse, the Middle Ages and the Inquisition. It is not a word that’s common in […]

A Global Sisterhood of Motherhood

A Global Sisterhood of Motherhood

WNN – World News Portal HuffPost – GLOBAL MOTHERHOOD – “One Story, One World” – Monday 7 January, 2013 Imagine how the world would change if we saw every mother as a sister. If we extended to every mother the same empathy, care and concern for her health and happiness that extend to our own […]

Women in Swaziland organise to confront discrimination

Women in Swaziland organise to confront discrimination

WNN – World News Portal The Guardian (News) Development Network / via IRIN – Monday 7 January, 2013 Activists look to the country’s traditions as a route to recognition of their contribution and a return to equality Women in Swaziland are organising to promote their rights and welfare, convinced that discriminatory laws are at odds […]

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

Refugee youth in South Sudan say no to gender based violence

AlertNet – Tuesday, 04 December 2012 The Danish Refugee Council is raising awareness about gender based violence in the refugee camps in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State as a part of the global campaign ‘16 days of activism’. In the kick-off event, refugee youth performed a drama with a clear message: no to gender based […]

The Cost Of Women’s Rights In Northwest Pakistan

The Cost Of Women’s Rights In Northwest Pakistan

WNN World News Portal – NPR – National Public Radio – Thursday July 19, 2012 Earlier this month, 25-year-old Farida Afridi, who ran an organization that provides information for women about their rights, was gunned down in the street, near the city of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan. No one has been arrested for this killing. […]

Syria’s widows: Hungry and homeless, but undefeated

Syria’s widows: Hungry and homeless, but undefeated

WNN World News Portal – Tara Sutton in Mafraq, Jordan –  The Guardian News – Friday June 29, 2012 Mafraq, JORDAN: With criminals and rebels helping them on their way, Syria’s army of refugees marches by night, in single file and silence, towards the Jordanian border. More than 140,000 desperate people, many of them women […]

Activists Press Saudis on Women in Olympics

Activists Press Saudis on Women in Olympics

Ellen Kickmeyer in Riyadh & Iman Dawoud in London  – The Wall Street Journal – Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (originally published June 26) (WNN/WSJ) World News Portal: Human-rights activists on Tuesday challenged Saudi Arabia’s commitment to fielding women athletes at the Olympics, after it emerged that the equestrian deemed the best prospect to be the […]

‘Zero tolerance for violence against women’

‘Zero tolerance for violence against women’

Mail & Guardian online – Friday, 25 November, 2011 United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has called for zero tolerance for violence against women, adding that the pervasiveness of violence against women poses a serious barrier to gender equality. According to the UN, 70% of women experience violence in their lifetime, and one in five […]