Tuesday, 9 July 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Norhana Kamid
80 Sex Assaults in One Day in Cairo' Tahrir Square
More than 80 women were subjected to mob sexual assaults, harassment or rape Wednesday night as thousands of Egyptians celebrated the departure of Mohammed Mursi in Tahrir Square, The Guardian. Since at least 169 counts of sexual assaults have been reported since June 30 when the prostests against the ousted president started in Cairo.
35,000 March in Dublin Against Irish Abortion Bill
More than 35,000 anti-abortion activists holding placards declaring "Kill the bill! Not the child," marched Saturday through Dublin to demand that the Irish government scrap plans to legalize terminations for women in life-threatening pregnancies, USA Today reported July 6. Irish lawmakers  are expected next week to pass the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill. Speakers demanded that the government put its bill to a national referendum. "Let us vote!" the crowd chanted.
Wisconsin Gov. Signs Abortion Bill Requiring Ultrasound
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of the fetus before the procedure and prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless they have admitting privileges at a local hospital, USA Today reported July 5. Walker says in a release the bill "improves a woman's ability to make an informed choice." Planned Parenthood has vowed to sue to block the law.

Haredi High-School Girls to Protest Against Women of the Wall
Thousands of haredi high-school girls are expected to arrive at the Western Wall Monday morning in protest at the Women of the Wall prayer-rights activist group who will be holding their monthly prayer service at the site at the same time, The Jerusalem Post reported July 7.

11 Year-Old Pregnant After Being Raped by Stepftather in Chile
The case of a pregnant 11-year old girl who was raped in Chile by her mother's partner has set off a national debate about abortion in the country, USA Today reported July 5. Chileans were outraged Friday after state TV reported that the girl is 14 weeks pregnant and was raped repeatedly over two years. Doctors say the girl's life and that of the fetus are at high risk. But in Chile, ending the pregnancy is not an option.Chile allowed abortions for medical reasons until they were outlawed in 1973 by Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship. The current government of conservative President Sebastian Pinera has opposed any loosening of the prohibition

Philippines: Why women consumers really matter

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
92-year-old Iraqi farmer marries 22-year-old bride

Contributed by Suyog Shelar

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 Ravneet
 Youth arrested on rape charge
Dec 16 gang rape: Inquiry against juvenile accused concludes
Dalit girl humiliated, ends life
Rights activists, writers demand women’s police station in Manipal
A home-grown epidemic
Night of Horror

Contributed by Ana Maria Guerra
Younger women workers believe themselves equal to male peers
Virginia Wade: a Wimbledon champion written out of British history (UK)
Op-Ed: The Military’s Culture of Sexual Violence (US)
Girls Fight Back Against Child Marriage (Bangladesh)
Canada needs to do more to fight for gender equality
Nearly 150 female inmates sterilized in Calif. without approval (US)
What Pregnancy Is Like in Nepal

Contributed by William Kin

Top Afghan policewoman killed
Bollywood star confirms birth of baby
Feminism needs males, too
Africa: Launch of the 2013 Economic Report on Africa
Liberia: Police Seek More Female Recruits

Contributed by Maria Evangelidou

Women under represented in decision making in media organisations
Tanzania: Women’s HIV Infections Still On High Side
How we 'other' sexual assault to ignore our own norms of abuse
Prosecutors weigh up female mutilation trials

Contributed by Megan Bird
Limiting Women's Right to Choose
Seeking Gender Equality in LEGO World
University of North Carolina Allegedly Retaliated Against A Rape Victim


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