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“CRIES UNHEARD: HELL’S FURY IN THE CONGO”

Read this post at Black Women, Blow the Trumpet!

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Randa Abdel-Fattah, “Does My Head Look Big In This?”

About the author. Read a review of the book here, below is an excerpt: Abdel-Fattah has written an extremely likeable novel, which will appeal to both children and adults. She has easily captured the heart and spirit of her main … Continue reading

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Iraqi Women: An Interview with Nadje Al-Ali

Here.

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“A Glimpse Into the Chaos: Learning About the Consequences of the War”

That’s the title of a really good post at The Feminist Underground.

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Upcoming Conference at Brown: “Beyond Borders: Innovative Approaches to Combat Human Trafficking in the United States and Abroad”

May 24, 2008, 11:00 a.m. List Art Center Auditorium, 64 College Street, Providence According to the United Nations, over 12 million people worldwide are trafficked for forced labor or sexual exploitation every year. In the United States, an estimated 17,500 … Continue reading

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May Is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Cool video here. Via Jenn at Reappropriate.

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“Bride Abduction” In Chechnya

According to this article, it’s both horrible and common.

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“Blogswarms: Congo Rape Epidemic and Global Day for Darfur”

Check out the excellent coverage and link round-up at Diary of An Anxious Black Woman.

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“The Burka Band”

Not really sure what to make of this, see what you think.

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“Rape Still Widespread in Darfur”

From the Feminist Daily News: Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Monday that sexual violence in Darfur continues to be a constant threat for women and girls. According to HRW, the Sudanese government repeatedly denies the fact that sexual violence … Continue reading

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“Sacrificed to the Surge”

That would be the women of Iraq. From Newsweek: … At the national level, some women are still fighting to open up Iraqi society. Women’s Affairs Minister Narmin Othman, for instance, is waging a campaign against “honor killings.” If a … Continue reading

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“The pop star also held the 3-month-old daughter of a 22-year-old woman who was sold by her father to a brothel and is now HIV-positive. The woman broke down in tears as she urged Martin to keep fighting against human trafficking.”

That’s an excerpt from this article.

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“Equality Now welcomes the release of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi from prison in Iran following the suspension of her stoning sentence.”

From the FLP Mailbox: “On 18 March 2008, the Judicial Commission for Amnesty in Iran ordered the release from prison of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, a woman sentenced to death for adultery. Both Mokarrameh and her partner Jafar Kiani were originally scheduled … Continue reading

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Hillary, Ireland and Just Showing Up

Writing here for the Women’s Media Center, Irish writer Nuala O’ Faolain rebuts the statement by David Trimble that Hillary Clinton’s participation in the Northern Ireland peace proces was “silly.”   O’Faolin describes  how Irish women were marginalized from  both … Continue reading

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“Turkey’s Political Tensions Weigh on Women’s Heads”

That’s the title of this essay by Yiga Schleifer about the headscarf issue in Turkey. Below is an excerpt: … The issue has become especially contentious among Turkish women’s organizations. Some of the most vocal protests against the lifting of … Continue reading

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“An Agent, a Green Card, and a Demand for Sex”

This NYT article details the sexual blackmail that an immigration agent has been accused of.

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Dodging Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause

If you’re a public university in the United States that wants a new way to make money without those pesky requirements of Title IX and the Constitution, what can you do?   Open an all-male engineering school in Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading

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“Hit or Miss – Women’s Rights and the Millennium Development Goals”

ActionAid’s new report shows that promises made by the world’s governments to tackle poverty are failing to deliver because the basic rights of women in the developing world are being ignored. Related research reports are available here.

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Pornification of International Women’s Day?

The poster above does not promote the Rocky Horror Picture Show, nor Rocky Horror Picture Pornography. It promotes International Womens Day, March 8. It was forwarded to me by a former student, and fabulous feminist Heather Busby. With Heather’s permission … Continue reading

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Wear Black in Support of Rule of Law in Pakistan

From the FLP mailbox, this message from our colleagues at the blog achievingourcountry. We are asking you to support and promote international solidarity for Black Flag Week, March 9 –15, in Pakistan. Aitzaz Ahsan, the President of the Supreme Court … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2008 is March 8th

More here. Recommended related post: The Big Picture at Agricultural Law

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“Afghani women aren’t thanking anyone”

That’s the title of a post at this blog. Below is an excerpt: Do you get the feeling that the Afghan situation is as hopeless as the Iraqi one, or even worse? Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, the student sentenced to death … Continue reading

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Does “State Feminism” Impair Authentic Feminism In Eqypt?

The Foreign Policy Watch blog raises that possibility.

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NGO In Congo Says Pornography Contributing To Atrocities

From Womensphere: Last month, Stop Porn Culture (SPC) was contacted by Groupe d’Action pour le Droit (GAD), a non-profit NGO in the Democratic Republic of Congo that advocates for the human rights of children, youth and women affected by sexual … Continue reading

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The Commission on the Staus of Women Is Meeting at the UN Right Now

More information here.

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1943 Guide to Hiring Women, published in Transportation Magazine (UK)

Via Get Shouty: Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees There’s no longer any question whether transit companies should hire women for jobs formerly held by men. The draft and manpower shortage has settled that point. The … Continue reading

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Could Access To Cable Television Improve The Status of Women?

A paper entitled “The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women’s Status in India” claims so. The abstract reports: Cable and satellite television have grown rapidly throughout the developing world. The availability of cable and satellite television exposes viewers to … Continue reading

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The United Nations has launched a $44 million program to reduce female genital mutilation by 40 percent by 2015.

More information here and here.

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“Ms. Kineston is among a number of American women who have reported that they were sexually assaulted by co-workers while working as contractors in Iraq but now find themselves in legal limbo, unable to seek justice or even significant compensation.”

That’s a sentence from this NYT article. Here’s another excerpt: … Many of the same legal and logistical obstacles that have impeded other types of investigations involving contractors in Iraq, like shootings involving security guards for Blackwater Worldwide, have made … Continue reading

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“Should women wear pants?”

The BBC reports that women of all tribes in Kenya are being attacked, stripped, and beaten for wearing trousers in public. It has published some questions for debate that readers from around the globe have responded to. Who should decide … Continue reading

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“racism”

That’s the title of this provocative essay at Scribble Pad.   The subtitle is: for the ignorant white person who comes to india (aka: why i’m wary of white criticism, aka: how you give other white people a bad name)

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Afghanistan

The Independent, UK has launched a campaign to secure the freedom of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh. On Tuesday, a provincial court in Afghanistan sentenced the 23 year old journalism student to death for downloading a report that is said to defend … Continue reading

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“Spinster Sisters Claim UK Gay Partner Law Discriminates Against Them”

This blog has a post tag category for “Sisters In Other Nations” but usually it isn’t meant quite so literally. Via FemmeNoir: Two elderly sisters who live together say they could lose their family home because they are victims of … Continue reading

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“Headscarves”

From The Monkey Cage: In this study, subjects were randomly assigned to view a picture of a woman or a picture of this same woman wearing a headscarf in the style of some Islamic women. Here are the two pictures: … Continue reading

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European Court of Human Rights on Lesbian’s Right to Adopt

The European Court of Human Rights recently issued this Grand Chamber Judgment in the case of E.B. v. France, finding that France discriminated against a lesbian woman in denying her petition to adopt a child. Specifically the Court found that … Continue reading

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Women Drivers in Saudi Arabia

According to this Telegraph article, Saudi Arabia is “to lift its ban on women drivers in an attempt to stem a rising suffragette-style movement in the deeply conservative state.” -Bridget Crawford

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“Saudi Arabia to lift ban on women drivers”

Hey, it’s a start. Via Feministing.

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Women and Norwegian Corporate Governance

This AFP  article reports on Norwegian legislation that requires public companies to have corporate boards that are approximatley 40% female as of Jan. 1, 2008 or else close up shop. No companies appear to be at risk for non-compliance. Call … Continue reading

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The United Arab Emirates May Allow Female Judges

According to the this article in the Middle East Times, women in the UAE will soon be allowed to become judges.   According to UAE official Mohammed bin Nakhira al-Dhaheri, “at present the law states that only a Muslim man … Continue reading

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“Islam and the Left. Dialogue or cold war?”

Though the focus is much broader than simply gender issues, this exchange at Reset DOC will be interesting to many feminists.

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“More than 50 women in this city are now pregnant with the children of couples from the United States, Taiwan, Britain and beyond. The women earn more than many would make in 15 years. But the program raises a host of uncomfortable questions that touch on morals and modern science, exploitation and globalization, and that most natural of desires: to have a family.”

That’s an excerpt from this article, entitled “World Outsources Pregnancies To India.”

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“Global Link Round Up – Race Outside of the US”

Here, at Racialicious.

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Civil Unions in Uruguay

From the AFP: Uruguay on Thursday became the first Latin American country to recognize gay civil unions, after President Tabare Vazquez signed a law granting certain legal rights to cohabiting couples of any gender. The new law guarantees heterosexual or … Continue reading

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Women in Black

While we’re on the topic of international news, Women’s eNews has a good article today about Women in Black, a group of Israeli women who have protested the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land for the last 20 years.   Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Benazir Bhutto Killed in Pakistan

  Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan’s  Former Prime Minister, was killed this morning.  CNN has live news here. -Bridget Crawford

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Marital Property in Japan

From cnn.com, this video report on “Love, Marriage, Divorce and a New Marital Property Law in Japan.” -Ralph Michael Stein

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Interview with “Persepolis” Co-directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

Here. Previous post about Persepolis here.

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Sex Slavery in the UK

“I was sold for 2,000 euros.” Edited to add: If you are a Supposedly Liberal Dood, the concept of a woman being sold is actually quite hilarious, apparently. –Ann Bartow

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Congress Approves Funding for Programs for Afghan Women

From the Feminist Weekly News: The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress and sent to the White House yesterday includes $75,000,000 for programs that aid Afghan women and girls. The final language in the bill also requires that the Afghan … Continue reading

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Samantha Power’s Address at the University of South Carolina School of Law

Samantha Power, one of Senator Obama’s top foreign policy advisers, spoke at the law school last week about the crisis in Darfur. I blogged about it here. -Susan Kuo

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