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Women at Forefront of Resisting Climate Change

JOHANNESBURG, Jul 7, 2010 (IPS) - The Mozambican government has adopted various policies to address the effects of climate change, with special attention to women as studies show that they are more adversely affected by this phenomenon.


Slowly, Women Gain Ground through Land Ownership

BADIN, Pakistan, Jul 13, 2010 (IPS) - "I told my husband if he ever hits me (again), I’ll pack up and go to my parents who live just round the corner, and he will lose the land I got," says Jannat Gul of Tando Bagho village here in this southern Pakistani district. Her husband has not hit her for the past six months – since Gul became the owner of some 1.6 hectares of land.


Amnesty's smoke and mirrors

The independent review into how Amnesty vets partners fudges the issue of ideology and its collaboration with Moazzam Begg


Afghanistan: Taliban talks 'pose risk' for women

If Asma had not made a living giving lessons in Afghanistan, the Taliban would not have decided to teach her one of their own.


Swaziland: Women's rights take one step forward, two steps back

MBABANE, 16 June 2010 (IRIN) - Much to the frustration of gender activists, Swaziland's Supreme Court has reversed a February 2010 High Court ruling that allowed a married woman to register property in their own name.


The Millennium Development....Guys?

RH Reality Check's Jodi Jacobson takes issue with the composition of the MDG Global Advocacy Team.


Special Report – In Irish schools, Catholic Church remains master

Roisin Hyde was five when she was hastily baptised a few days before she started primary school.


The conflict in Kyrgyzstan – complex and gendered

FRIDAY FILE: Kyrgyzstan – a country in Central Asia – has been wracked recently by an outbreak of violence by some Kyrgyz there against ethnic Uzbeks. AWID analyses the events from a gender perspective.


The Coup in Honduras and its Aftermath: Women’s Lives – One Year Later

FRIDAY FILE: Honduran activist Gilda Rivera from the Centro de Derechos de Mujeres (Women's Rights Center) and the coalición Feministas en Resistencia (Coalition of Women Resisting) discusses how the June 2009 coup d’etat and subsequent violence and repression in Honduras has impacted women’s lives and struggles for democracy.


How Women are Being Impacted by the Crisis: 10 Things You Should Know

FRIDAY FILE: In 2010, Influencing Development Actors and Practices for Women's Rights (IDeA), a strategic initiative of AWID, has been conducting regional analyses of the impact of the global systemic global crisis on women. Here are 10 things you should know about how women are being impacted by the crisis across regions.



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