Friday, 5 July 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Karthik Jayakumar
Consensus building: VAW needs to stop
Rise in violence against women during the Egypt Protests
Moving Forward To End Violence Against Women
Contributed by Norhana Kamid    
Protecting women in media and film
Two women among eight communists slain in Philippines
Saudi Arabia allows women to work as waitresses
Saudi Women More Educated Than Men Are Wasted Resource
France Considers Gender Equality Overhaul    
France introduced a "men-women equality" law, reported The Telegraph July 3. The bill proposes to mandate men's usage of parental leave, reserve 40 percent of private board positions for women and supply an equal number of men and women candidates for public positions. France lags behind many other developed nations with 80 percent of women performing household work, earning 27 percent less then their male counterparts and holding very few private board positions and high public office.
Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill Introduced in North Carolina
North Carolina legislators introduced an anti-abortion bundle known as HB 695, the Family, Faith and Freedom Protection Act , reported RH Reality Check July 3. The bill, which was originally introduced against Islamic laws has been amended to ban insurance for abortions in the state health exchange, requires the presence of physicians for medical and surgical abortions and requires abortion facilities to meet ambulatory standards, which would leave only one clinic in a state with 100 counties.
Contributed by Sangeetha Royan
Domestic Violence Service Cuts Reaction
Woman begs to free her attacker
Woman assaulted at knifepoint in broad daylight
Brutal attacks on women in Tahrir Square as sex assaults soar
Contributed by Danqing
Chinese Lesbians Celebrate Lifting of Discriminatory Ban
Guangzhou Schools to Teach Sexual Assault Prevention
Top Afghan Female Police Officer Killed
Survey ties female athletes to executive roles
A$AP Rocky Slaps Female Fan After She Blows Him A Kiss In Australia
Japanese bosses forced female employee to wear bunny ears
News coverage of female politicians focuses on personality, males on the issues
Contributed by Hannah Clarke
Texas Men Campaigning for Women's Rights
Female death threatens start of reversal of women's rights in Afghanistan
100 women sexually assualted during the protests in Egypt
Commission on the Status of Women reaches agreement on ending violence against women
Female Commander of 32 female police officers shot dead in Afghanistan

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