Tuesday, 13 August 2013

News for Today

Contributed by William Kin
South Africa: Remarks By the Minister of Women, Children and People With Disabilities, Ms Lulu Xingwana During Women's Day Commemoration
Liberia: Women Seek Equity
South Africa: Parties Call on Govt to Protect Women, Children
Africa: Prioritise Gender Violence – Mogoeng
Namibia: Rosalinde Blondé-Nguluue - the Female Voice of Namibia in the Netherlands (1945-2003)
Africa: Education Key to Prosperous Lives
Malawi: NCA Intensifies Its Activities in Dowa
Nigeria: Learning to Read and Write As Adults
Tanzania: Women MPs Oppose Bunge Term Limits
Rwanda: African Women At Adventist Meet Hope to Learn From Rwanda's Gender Policies

Contributed by Agata Blanco Compostela
Russia: Pussy Riot's Alyokhina to serve sentence in Nizhny Novgorod
Syria:Hundreds of pregnant women need help: 
Hundreds of Pregnant Women in Homs, Syria Need Help Urgently - See more at: http://unfpa.org/public/cache/offonce/home/news/pid/14690#sthash.T4Aa2lAe.dpuf

Contributed by Suyog Shelar
UNFPA to Focus on Women's Rights at Montevideo Conference
Contributed by Ana Maria Guerra
'My husband tried to force me to abort my twin girls': woman sues her family over pressure
Joining the struggle against sexism won't make you less of a man (UK)
Transgender teen killed by mob in Jamaica as country addresses long-standing discrimination
Groups fight injustice against Lao women
Victim of harassment killed in Tanta (Egypt)
Woman disfigured by acid in Italy in fifth such attack in the country this year - report
Viols au Congo : pétition pour la création d'un Tribunal pénal international
Indian advertisers reject anti-rape campaign - activist group
Liberia Literacy Program Targets Women
‘He bonked them’: Making light of rape in the West African media

Contributed by Farah Najar Arevalo
Innovation: Briquette-making project helps protect women in Ugandan camp: http://www.unhcr.org/520500559.html
Men and boys are also victims of sexual violence in conflict: 
Afghanistan's pioneering female MP seeks asylum as progress for women unravels: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/10235137/Afghanistans-pioneering-female-MP-seeks-asylum-as-progress-for-women-unravels.html
Female genital mutilation: Africa’s curse on women
Azmera's education benefitted every girl in her community
http://www.girleffect.org/news/2013/04/girl-rising-film-showcasing-the-power-of-education/Itikaf 2013: Societal sensitization needed regarding women's rights in Islam: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Contributed by Karol Arambula
Contributed by Karol Arámbula:

'Women in development: 18 tips for a career of success' (The Guardian):
'Hillary Clinton's theme: pre-2016: Women who break barriers' (The Washington Post):
'Elvis and women: He couldn't help falling in love' (USA Today):
'Women bosses lack personality because they 'feel pressure to be superhuman', says female Hobbs chief' (The Daily Mail):
'Is Diet Soda girly?' (Slate):
'You #women, you #arock' (Mail & Guardian):
'Democratic Republic of the Congo's women hold key to lasting peace' (The Guardian):
'Employers desperately seeking women to join automotive industry to overcome skills shortage' (News AU):
'The women behind the explorers: How the wives of Shackleton and Scott 'inspired them to make their expeditions' (The Daily Mail):
'Venezuelan thieves target women's hair' (Time):
'Christians airbrushed women out of history' (PHYS):
'Yellen, Merkel would be most powerful women' (Market Watch):
'44% women worry when men expect them to help pay for dates' (DNA India):
'Smarter women less likely to have kids' (The Onion):
'Manifestations rivales en Tunisie autour des droits des femmes' (Liberation FR):
'Plus un femme ext intelligente, moins elle fait d'enfants' (24 Heures):
'Les femmes et la crise politique au coeur d'une manifestation demain en Tunisie' (Le Soir):
'Canada: Les abus contre les femmes autochtones requièrent une enquête' (Human Rights Watch):

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