Why are more women than men censored?

Why are more women than men censored?

Meredeth Tax for Open Democracy 50:50 – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/Open Democracy/50:50) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Gender-based censorship, which takes many forms, can be seen in attempts to stifle women’s public voice – from the suppression of Taslima Nasrin’s series for Indian TV to death and rape threats against US feminist bloggers. In A Room […]

Egypt women face uncertain future as constitution draws near

Egypt women face uncertain future as constitution draws near

Manar Ammar with Joseph Mayton – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT: Many have called women’s status in the currently drafted Egyptian constitution to be “disappointing and shocking” while others have dubbed it a “male-only” constitution. It is a work in progress, but for women here, it is all in the wrong direction to where women […]

Immigrants Flee Families to Find Themselves

Immigrants Flee Families to Find Themselves

Antje Windmann – Spiegel Online – Friday, 13 April 2012 (originally published 11 Apr) Bahar ran away early on a winter morning, one-and-a-half years after her mother was murdered. She helped her younger siblings get ready for school, and then she gave them a goodbye kiss on the forehead. Her uncle and her brothers were […]

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

NEPAL: Emerging from menstrual quarantine

Amy Lieberman – IRIN – Friday, 5 August 2011 (originally published 3 Aug)   MANGALSEN, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Every month, for one week,14-year-old Kamala Vishwarkarmas returns from school to sleep alone in a dark, windowless mud hut. She is forbidden from entering her family’s house during her menstrual cycle for fear of what […]

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

New site brings dignity to victims of honor-violence

Shubhi Tandon – WNN Features According to the United Nations and The International Campaign Against Honor Killing at least five thousand women and girls worldwide are murdered each year to preserve ‘family honour’. Many of these women are killed for making personal choices that don’t match the limits placed on them by their families and […]