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Understanding Islamic Feminism: Interview with Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Ziba Mir Hosseini talks about the origins and prospects of Islamic feminism as an emancipatory project for Muslim women and as a new, contextually-relevant way of understanding Islam.

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Rights: U.N. to Focus on Global Epidemic of Gender Abuse

The statistics relating to the world's socially and economically-distressed women are staggering.

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Turkey: Stop Violence Against Transgender People

Multiple Murders Highlight Inadequate State Protection

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Being Lesbian in Uganda: And the Threat of Anti-Homosexuality Legislation

Ugandan lesbian activist Kasha Jacqueline speaks about being lesbian in Uganda, and discusses the infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill currently before the country’s parliament. Kasha is the Coordinator of Freedom and Roam Uganda.

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Decriminalising Homosexuality in India

Article by Geetanjali Misra published in latest issue of Reproductive Health Matters on 'Crimialisation' November 2009 | Volume 17, No. 34

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'Gender, Religion and the Quest for Justice in Pakistan' Final Research Report

'Gender, Religion and the Quest for Justice in Pakistan' Final Research Report prepared for the project Religion, Politics and Gender Equality of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) September 2009 by Farida Shaheed

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Beyond Buzz: How Google's New Experiment Endangered Women

Although men are still the leaders in using new technology, women online are a rapidly growing segment, according to Pew Research. But the gap is a wide one, and will remain so as long as social media experiments like Google Buzz are mismanaged.

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Global Petition to Amnesty International: Restoring the Integrity of Human Rights

As organisations and individuals who stand for and support the universality of human rights, we have noted with concern the suspension of Gita Sahgal, Head of the Gender Unit at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London, for questioning Amnesty International’s partnership with individuals whose politics towards the Taliban are ambiguous.

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Q&A: Creating Momentum for Women's Participation

Paula Fray interviews Anne-Marie Goetz, UNIFEM chief advisor for Governance, Peace and Security

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Stress, quarrels and neglect: the 'normal' polygamous family

A large-scale study currently underway across Malaysia uncovers proof that polygamy harms everyone involved: from emotionally scarred children, to wives who think they’d be better off as single-parent households, and even husbands who admit “I wouldn’t recommend it for my son; it’s quite stressful.” Masjaliza Hamzah and Norami Othman,

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