Thursday, 15 August 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Stephany Armas
Egypt’s Sexual Assault Epidemic. Women at Egypt’s protests often must fight more than the political cause that brought them into the streets.

The representation impasse: accounting for Egyptian women in the post-Morsi age

‘Harassing harassers:’ how Egyptian activists combat abuse against women

Marital rape should be recognised as rape, say activists

'Too sexy’ for Ayatollah? Iranian councilor banned for ‘model’ looks

This news is concerning the violation of women’s political and civil rights in Iran.

Calls to rape hotlines up after Rabbi Elon conviction

Posto Occupato Campaign 'Saves Seats' To Raise Awareness About Gender Abuse And Femicide In Italy

Hijacked justice system: Women challenge men in first female jirga

Contributed by Karol Arambula
'Violence against women is still an ignored problem in Europe' (The Typewriter):

'Malala Yousafzai - A Life Less Ordinary - Nobel Peace Prize Winner?' (The Typewriter):

'Gender pay gap at exec levels: Why women aren't paid the same as men' (CBS News):

'How entrepeneurship is creating new opportunities for women' (Forbes):

'Infertility down slightly among married US women' (Yahoo News):

'Women move into law enforcement's highest ranks' (USA Today):
'Study: Men want women to chip in on dates, but are afraid to ask' (TIME):

'More women finding jobs in tech sector' (USA Today):

'7 literary BFFs, from 'Gossip Girl' to 'Little Women'' (USA Today):

'Gender wars: What women hate about men' (News AU):

'7 Ways women can opt back into the workforce' (Forbes):

'Best-paid women in S&P settle for less remuneration' (Bloomberg):

Contributed by Tom Meisenhelder
Shocking numbers of sex trafficking victims come out of foster homes!/entry/shocking-numbers-of-sex-trafficking-victims-come-out-of-foster,520af8c8da27f5d9d00b04f7

Contributed by Agata Blanco CompostelaSri Lanka's Engineering Boom Opens Doors to Women
Afghan Activist and Former MP Seeks Asylum
Australia: New report reveals severe gender violence in Papua Nueva Guinea   Pretoria, South Africa: Gender violence not a private matter  
Brasil:'Fight gender inequality by empowering men'  India women fight back against sex predators
Contributed by Suyog Shelar
Costa Rica tops list for women’s rights in the Americas, but report warns of ‘troubles’ ahead
Targeting Hard-core Urban Poverty with a Female Face
Sri Lanka's Engineering Boom Opens Doors to Women
Contributed by Farah Najar
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