Friday, 23 August 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Norhana Kamid
Presence of pregnant women in public is ‘disgraceful,’ says Turkish lawyer
Report: State Docs Reveal No Justification for 20-Week Abortion Ban
Abortion Restrictions in 0-8 Losing Streak
Indonesia Denounces Virginity Tests for High School Students
Forbes Releases 4th Annual Listing of Top 100 News Sites for Women
American charged with wife’s murder

Agata Blanco Compostela
Rise 4 Justice in Afghanistan: Malalai Joya & Eve Issue Joint Statement 
Indonesian Official Proposes Virginity Test for Access to Education

Contributed by Ana Maria Guerra

Violence against pregnant women underreported (US)
Swaziland: Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament
Khushboo’s Deadline (India)
Mahama dialogues with heads of women’s groups (Ghana)
Kenya unsafe abortions major cause of death and injury-study
Maldives: Girl rape victim to be spared outrageous flogging sentence
Government To Ensure Greater Gender Equality At Workplace (Malaysia)
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Native Canadian women sold on U.S. ships, researcher says
Kenya: When Childbirth Leads to Disability and Despair

Contributed by Ravneet
Final arguments in Delhi gang-rape case to begin on Aug 22
Rape accused jumps from third floor of hospital, critical
Four held on rape charge
Custody of five in Manipal gang-rape case extended
Walkathon to curb crimes on women
7-year-old raped in running train in Bilaspur

Contributed by Suyog Shelar
Native Canadian women sold on U.S. ships, researcher says.  [New Zealand] Muslim women rally for a rare council candidate
Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament
Freedom from Gender: Imagining Equality for Men and Women in India

Contributed by Maryam Gholamrezai
Quebec on Religious Symbols

Native Canadian women sold on U.S. ships

Contributed by Anvi Sood
India a traveller's heaven, a woman's hell: US student -
Contributed by Karol Arámbula:

'Rape culture at work: five examples of how employers turn women into sex objects' (Think Progress):

'When it comes to women's success, can gender cut both ways?' (Forbes):

'Man still held over deaths of three women in Co Down' (Irish Times):

'Do critics paint women artists out the picture?' (The Guardian):

'FactCheck Q&A: do women under 50 make up just 2% of people on $100,000 a year? (The Conversation):

'What Catholic women want' (The Washington Post):

'8 Successful women who were once fired' (The Huffington Post):

'Security company apologizes after employee told women they could not pray in Dublin park' (RTE):

'Lawsuit alleges voyeurism of women at Puyallup jail' (Seattlepi):

'Are Ivy League women who stay at home wasting their degrees?' (Deseret News):

'Conservative women work to bridge gap between the Republican party and female voters' (Town Hall):

'Karzai: a legacy of failure on Afghan women's rights?' (Open Democracy):

'From the archive, 22 August 1918: David Lloyd George on women and the war' (The Guardian):

'Men are attracted to women's eyes before their cleavage' (Express UK):

'How candles are making new opportunities for women in Haiti' (PBS):

'Women politicians can bang on tables, too' (The Guardian):

'Women are happiest naked at 34: Why does it take so long?' (Medical Daily):

Contributed by Tahira

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