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Widows of the genocide: How Rwanda's women are rebuilding their lives

Widows' associations, which sprung up after the 1994 massacre, are bucking Rwandan tradition by setting up retirement homes


In Venezuela, a Popular Uprising, or Class Warfare?

This much is known: at least 33 people are dead and 461 have been wounded. The rest – questions of who, why and what next for Venezuela – has largely been a matter of speculation. 


Interview with Sahraa Karimi: “The taste of freedom is a powerful antidote to oppression”

Sahraa Karimi is a young female Afghan filmmaker who grew up in Iran. In her early twenties, she migrated to Slovakia, and spent the next 12 years studying for Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees in film and directing. When she returned to Afghanistan, Karimi co-founded the Kapila Multimedia House to promote independent cinema and has recently re-opened the Kaluch Kapila Cinema. 


Phumzile Mtetwa & Val Kalende on Anti-LGBTI Legislation

On Africa Today with Walter Turner, Phumzile Mtetwa  and Val Kalende discuss resistance strategies around the recent legislation from Uganda and Nigeria criminalising LGBTIQ people in those countries.


DR Congo: No More Delays for Justice

Enact Laws to Facilitate Trials for Grave International Crimes


UN-NGLS interviews Noelene Nabulivou, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Fiji

UN-NGLS interviews Noelene Nabulivou, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Fiji and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), on the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), to be held in Samoa in September 2014. She reflects on the engagement of women’s movements in the SIDS process, and the need for coherence across all multilateral processes to ensure sustainable development.


Sediqa Balkhi: “He said I would die if I went to school again”

Sediqa Balkhi has served two-terms as a Senator on the Meshrano Jirga [Senate] in Afghanistan. She was elected Chair of the Women’s Affairs Committee in the last Senate and is currently Chair of the Civil Society and Human Rights Committee. She is also as a member of the High Council of Peace. Balkhi is the daughter of Seyyed Esmaeil Balkhi, one of the most prominent reformist leaders, freedom campaigners, and a renowned poet and philosopher. Her family spent years living in exile in Iran.


Reproductive rights and wrongs: how discrimination blights maternity care

Death of Afro-Brazilian woman and subsequent payout highlight stark inequalities in maternity care around the world


Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution

After intensive lobbying by a coalition of women's rights groups, gender equality is climbing the agenda in Tanzania at a key time


How equal rights boost food security

Eliminating the gender gap in agriculture is widely seen as crucial to alleviating poverty and improving food security, and the effects of inequality are likely to be further compounded by climate change. 



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