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Iran stoning woman 'confesses'

An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for allegedly committing adultery has reportedly appeared on state television to "confess" her crime.


Decolonising African feminism

Let us focus on African women’s agency, not just their oppression.


Suicides among migrants in Kuwait persist at an alarming rate in June and July

Over the past two months, there have been 23 reported cases of suicide or attempted suicide by migrant workers in Kuwait, meaning that about every 2.5 days a migrant worker commits or attempts suicide in Kuwait. Migrant workers are often driven to suicide by harsh living and working conditions and abuse at the hand of their sponsors.


UPDATE: Iran - Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani still faces death sentence while Brazil makes formal offer of asylum

SKSW and WLUML are still gravely concerned about the fate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.


Women Challenge Gender Apartheid in the Catholic Church

If ever there were doubt about the relationship between the Catholic Church's spectacular failure to address the clerical child sex abuse crisis and the church's glaring system of gender apartheid, the Vatican put it to rest in July.


USA - Unmasking Fake Clinics: The California Edition of 12th and Delaware

The premiere of HBO’s documentary 12th and Delaware marked the first time a mass audience got an inside look at a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” (CPC).


Pat Robertson’s Women Warriors Leading Spiritual Warfare In Zimbabwe

At the Fathers’ House International church in Henderson, Kentucky, Pastor Lisa Bourland is seated on the prayer room floor washing the feet of speakers for that evening’s Women, Weapons of Warfare (WWW) conference.


When adultery means death

Stoning is an abhorrent punishment, meted out in inconsistently and secretively. Will Brazil's Lula shame Iran into ending it?


Democratic Republic of the Congo: Two sides of the same ICT coin - breaking the silence /breaking the laws

GenderIT.orgi writer Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Sylvie Niombo and Francoise Mukuku, ICT activists from Congo-Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) respectively. They discuss various facets of the information and communication technologies and the context to which they apply in the DRC . The interviewees elaborate on how ICTs can be used to reduce incidence of violence against women and how it is also widely used in ways that aggravate the violence and violate privacy laws. They also explain why access to ICTs is critical to the DRC and how it can be used to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.


MDG Goals Panned for Isolating Women's Rights

It's a commonplace maxim in international policy circles by now to say that helping women and girls is the most foolproof method of achieving sustainable development.



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