Wednesday, 2 October 2013

News for Today

Contributed by Karol Arámbula:
'Saudi cleric warns driving could damage women's ovaries' (CNN):
'New hope for infertile women: Healthy eggs' (Healthland):
'Women in India: Goddesses or sluts?' (Al Jazeera):
'World Pulse's "web" of women keeps growing' (PBS):
'Long maternity not so great for women after all' (TIME):
'Obama says no talks while GOP 'Threatening' to harm women and children' (TIME):
'The House's war on women' (POLITICO):
'Are women less corrupt than men?' (NPR):
'Selling Obamacare: White House touts health law in women's magazines' (The Los Angeles Times):
'Women senators: GOP's birth control amendtment 'defies logic' (Huffington Post):
'Women voters ask: Can you hear us, David Cameron?' (The Telegraph):
'Saudi women's new campaign to end driving ban' (CNN):

Contributed by Vikram Simhan
Congress suspends former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar - accused of rape and assault
Muzaffarnagar's new horror: 5 women allegedly raped by rioters
13-year-old allegedly raped and murdered in Pakistan

Contributed by Suyog Shelar
Girl’s education hero Malala Yousafzai says ‘books not war’ makes peace

Contributed by William Kin
Tanzania: Battle Against Gender Violence Continues  
Africa: How to Build a Gender-Just Social Movement  
Africa: IDS Launches New Online Resource On Gender and Social Movements  
Africa: The Maputo Protocol - Its Potential for a Revolution in Women's Rights  
African CSOs Praise Governments, Seek More Action On Women's Rights  
Liberia: Before 60,000 Fans At New York City's Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, President Sirleaf Accepts Global Citizen Award for Championing Gender Equality  
Rwanda: To Fight Gender-Based Violence, Talk to Girls  
Rwanda: Will the Big Number of Female MPs Help Ordinary Women?

Contributed by Ana Maria Guerra
A Village in Muzaffarnagar Recounts Rapes and Murder (India)
Former Australian PM Julia Gillard: I was target of sexism
The Hyde Amendment: Legislating Inequality for 37 Years (US)
Paso atrás en la protección de las mujeres en Nicaragua
Speakers: To Find Peace, End Domestic Violence
Is A Man Running a 14-Year Old Over for Saying No to Sex Serious Enough? (US)
GOP-supported provision would cut support for victims of domestic violence (US)
Project Guardian: making public transport safer for women (UK)
Seven Ways the Government Shutdown Will Hit Women Hardest (US)
Contributed by Farah Najar Arevalo
En Cancún rescatan a niña de 11 años encadenada a la cintura con candado y signos de maltrato; DIF toma el caso: 
Mujeres de GTO protestan contra el obispo de Celaya por minimizar feminicidios; exigen alerta de género: 

Contributed by Megan Bird
Restoring Human Values to Prevent Violence Against Women
Saudi Women's Rights Activists Jailed for Helping Starving Women

Contributed by Maria Evangelidou
Surrogacy mother wins maternity leave ruling in EU court
Project Guardian: making public transport safer for women
Decoding the girl declaration
U.S. drugs gangs turn to child sex trade in Washington area – report
Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Contributed by Stephany Armas
Sweden: 'No' debate erupts after gang rape-acquittal  
Survivors of Sex Trafficking Call on the UN to Respond To Their Concerns  

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