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Honour Killings Happen in All Religions

IPS interviews RANA HUSSEINI, author of "Murder in the Name of Honor"


UK: All of us deserve equality

The pope's attack on UK equality legislation is misguided. LGBT Catholics are entitled to freedom from discrimination too


Transparancy: Distribution of wealth across religions in the USA

It's no secret that the distribution of wealth is inequitable in the United States across racial, regional, and socio-economic groups. But there is a distinct variance among and within America's faiths as well. This transparency takes a look at the income levels of America's major religious groups, as compared to the average U.S. income distribution.


Video Series: Peace X Peace with 60 years, 60 voices

The Common Ground News Service (CGNews) video series to promote mutual understanding and offer hope, opportunities for dialogue and constructive suggestions that facilitate peaceful resolution of conflict in the Middle East.


Partners in Humanity

Two Israeli and Jordanian journalists tell the story no one else will.


The Global Economic Crisis: What does it mean for Civil Society Organisations?

In the light of a report commissioned by the United Nations secretariat, we reflect on the global economic crisis and what it means for civil society organisations.


Do Central Asia's Gender Quotas Help Or Hurt Women?

By Farangis Najibullah

By law, one out of every three lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan's parliament is female. One of them, 42-year-old Gulnora Derbisheva, says she has always wanted to play a role in changing society.


International Women's Day: Women Mobilising Around the World!

8th March 2010 is the 100th anniversary of the declaration of International Women’s Day. Joining with thousands of women's rights activists at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)/Beijing + 15 and globally, AWID is marking this important day by profiling the diverse forms of organizing and celebration by women around the world.


Iceland: the world's most feminist country

Iceland has just banned all strip clubs. Perhaps it's down to the lesbian prime minister, but this may just be the most female-friendly country on the planet


The United Arab Emirates: Women’s Rights in Progress?

FRIDAY FILE: These days, the world is watching the economic crisis unfold in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There is also another unfolding to watch there: women’s rights.



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