Friday, 26 July 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Farah Najar
Esclavas de la prostitución VIP en el Distrito Federal
Activistas tunecinas son golpeadas por la Policía cuando reivindicaban derechos para la mujer

Contributed by Agata Blanco Compostela
Sexual harassment news
Sexual violence in Egypt: calling for change
USA: California university under investigation over handling of rapes
USA: San Diego Mayor Is Sued by a Former Aide
Welcome to Lijiang, please behave yourself
Ireland: Recession blamed for increase in sexual violence

Contributed by Tahira Siddiqui
"Facebook Takes Down Pages Condoning Violence Against Women"
"Pakistan Militants Bomb Women on Bus"
Honour Killings Pakistan:
Murdered for dancing in the rain

Contributed by Karthik Jayakumar
Need stressed for national level data on violence against women:

Contributed by William Kin
Cameroon: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Groups in Cameroon forced to suspend Aids Education

Congo-Kinshasa: UN concerned for civilians as ongoing violence displaces thousands in Eastern DR Congo

Rwanda: USAID recommits to Women Empowerment

Uganda: Bigirimana blows whistle on Gen Elly Tuwmine

Rwanda: Efforts to promote Technical Education among girls commendable

Ghana: Stakeholders discuss improvement in early Childhood Education

Malawi: Kalinde implores Judges to stiffen penalties on Gender Based Violence perpetrators

President. Sirleaf launches 'Save Our Future Project At Young Women Christian Association of Liberia’

Malawi: EU hands over 25 Cars to Ministry of Gender Children and Social Welfare

Zimbabwe: Masike, Ammara and Rutendo 'Step Out' this Friday

Contributed by Maria Evangelidou
Afghan, Myanmar women win Magsaysay awards for work amid conflict
Afghanistan: Kabul’s Youngest MP Promotes Youth-Driven Change
Thailand Brings Same-Sex Marriage Debate to Asia

Contributed by Sangeetha Royan

Men charged over indecent assault
Paid leave for domestic violence: 
Women and DV

Contributed by Karol Arámbula:
'Rape and domestic violence follow Syrian women into refugee camps' (The Guardian):
'Empowering women through education' (The White House):
'Pakistani women use jirga to fight for rights' (BBC News):
'Sex after heart attack: women want more information' (Fox News):
'What is it about women in high heels?' (Slate):
'The cowardly push to get women into combat' (TIME):
'No menstrual hygiene for Indian women holds economy back' (Bloomberg):
'Taller women more likely to get cancer, large study finds (NBC News):
'The art and science of negotiation for women at work' (Forbes):
'Merry Lynch managers are sexist against women: suit' (NY Daily News):
'Global economic growth may depend on having more women working (The Globe and Mail):
'Inégalité de salaries hommes-femmes: les amenes vont pleuvoir...ou pas' (Capital FR):
'Les femmes sont vraiment plus frileuses que les hommes' (Slate FR):

Contributed by Ava Dooley
‘Disturbing’ increase in calls to rape helpline in 2012

Contributed by Megan Bird

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