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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.


TIME’s Epic Distortion of the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

Tomorrow, TIME Magazine will treat newsstand customers everywhere to one of the most rank propaganda plays of the Afghanistan War.


Overturning California gay-marriage ban pushes issue closer to Supreme Court

In landmark ruling, federal judge affirms right to wed is protected by U.S. Constitution


Guarded Lives in Cameroon

A recent decision by the UK Supreme Court found that a gay man would "face a well-founded fear of persecution" if he returned to Cameroon.



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