Wednesday, 10 July 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Norhana Kamid

Middle East: Women entrepreneurs bridge the gender gap
Fiancé Kills Girl And Her Sister For Going To School in Pakistan
Saudi Activists Face Jail for Taking Food to Woman Who Said She Was Imprisoned
Female Inmates Sterilized in California prisons Without Approval
Doctors under contract with the California prisons sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, the Center for Investigative Reporting has found, The Sacramento Bee reported July 7. At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years – and there are perhaps 100 more dating back to the late 1990s, according to state documents and interviews.
Women of the Wall Blocked by Orthodox Female Activists 
Several thousand ultra-Orthodox protesters effectively blocked Jewish women activists campaigning for equal worship rights at the Western Wall from holding a monthly prayer session at the holy site, Reuters reported July 8. A spokeswoman for the movement, which is challenging the Orthodox monopoly over rites at the Western Wall, called the incident a setback after a court decided in April the women could legally don prayer shawls that Orthodox ritual says are meant for men only.
Ankara Bar Association Names First Female President
The Ankara Bar Association has elected its first female head, naming lawyer Sema Aksoy as the president, The Hurriyet Daily News reported July 8. Aksoy was nominated by the Democratic Left Lawyers’ Group and received 4,301 votes in the Second Extraordinary Congress of the Ankara Bar July 7. 
Church of England Debates Female Bishops Law
The Church of England's has begun debating revised plans to allow women to become bishops, BBC reported July 8. Delegates at the meeting in York will vote on the wording of a new church law, which will be decided at a future gathering. The last attempt to introduce female bishops was narrowly defeated at a synod meeting in November.
Contributed by Karthik JayakumarRaising Awareness of VAW
Contributed by Anvi Sood
Woman raped and pushed into a well
The taunting of Bartoli
The Feminist Lens
Contributed by Ana Maria Guerra
Assaults Underscore Egyptian Women's Shaky Status
Managed marriages: Abusing women’s rights (Saudi Arabia)
Women’s Rights Activist Ye Haiyan Made Homeless (China)
Libya aiming to make rape in armed conflict a war crime
Wisconsin: Enforcement of Abortion Law Is Delayed (US)
One in five Canadians think a woman encourages sexual assault when she is drunk
Sexual violence in Egypt: 'The target is a woman'
How Exactly Should Women Defend Themselves From Domestic Abuse?
Ghana: Be Development Oriented, Media Practitioners Urged
Contributed by Aysha Malik
Wimbledon exposed the sexism women face as players and girlfriends
It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love
Sierra Leone's Irish alliance bodes well for women affected by violence
United face petition to start women's team as City, Arsenal and co leave them behind
Why More Women Should Create Apps   
Contributed by Suyog Shelar
Nestle MBA Scholarships for Women from Developing Countries  Society of women engineers 
Graduate Scholarship for Japanese Women to Study Abroad, 2014  
Women's development program 

Contributed by Hannah Clarke
Woman tells her story of being attacked in Cairo 
Female kept in dungeon and used as slave
Empowering women in rural India
Young Australian women deciding to delay motherhood and freeze their eggs
More women keeping their maiden name when they marry
Women's group challenges government about female foeticide
91 women become victims of sexual assault in 4 days
Contributed by Megan Bird
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