Tuesday, 25 June 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Maria Evangelidou
WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’
Legacy of wartime sexual violence in Bosnia still far from addressed
International Widows’ Day: Message of Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women
Supporters of Immigration Bill Offer Amendment Focused on Women
Security Council strengthens efforts to end impunity for conflict-related sexual violence
UK gets FGM hotline to tackle “barbaric child abuse”
Rape in Brazil Still an Invisible Crime
Women in Zimbabwe’s Parliament Will Change Widow’s Lives

Contributed by Agnese Cigliano
Project Unbreakable
http://projectunbreakable.tumblr.com/
Contributed by Ana Maria Guerra
Sexual harassment on the street. Taking misogynist hate speech seriously

“Sport teams provide training in skills we need in the game of life”: Anita L. DeFrantz, U.S. Olympian

Liberia: Female War Victims Accuse Liberian Government of Violating Their Rights

In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims (US)

Syria: Detention and Abuse of Female Activists

Egyptian women rising up against sexual harassment

Brainwash Magazine Scorns Airbrushed Images (AU)

Texas abortion bill sponsor doesn’t know what a rape kit is (US)
http://www.salon.com/2013/06/24/texas_abortion_bill_sponsor_doesnt_know_what_a_rape_kit_is/

Colorado school discriminated against transgender girl, report finds (US)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/colorado-school-discriminated-against-transgender-girl-report-finds/article12770110/?cmpid=rss1&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter 

Contributed by Norhana Kamid
DFA holds consultations to come up with measures vs sexual exploitation of OFWs
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/314175/pinoyabroad/news/dfa-holds-consultations-to-come-up-with-measures-vs-sexual-exploitation-of-ofws
PHL Commission on Women 'disturbed' over sex-for-fly scheme
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/314056/pinoyabroad/news/phl-commission-on-women-disturbed-over-sex-for-fly-scheme 
Saudi woman Sameera Aziz makes Bollywood history
http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/film/movie-news/saudi-woman-sameera-aziz-makes-bollywood-history-1.1200667 
Rights Group Urges Saudi Government to Drop Case Against Activists Accused of ‘Takhbeeb’
Another feat for Saudi women professionals
Rights Group Urges Saudi Government to Drop Case Against Activists Accused of ‘Takhbeeb’
  

Sourced by Delta Women
Actress in critical condition after acid attack in Pakistan
http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/23/world/asia/pakistan-acid-attack/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 
 

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