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USA: Religious Hospitals Probed for Denying Women Care

A legal commentator analyzes the possible reverberations of a Catholic nun being excommunicated for authorizing an abortion that saved the life of a young woman and the ACLU's decision to act against what they say is a violation of federal law.

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Developing a Global Agenda for Gender Justice

FRIDAY FILE: Gender based violence is a staple of conflict throughout the world. What are some of the key issues and spaces for gender justice advocacy in 2010?

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U.S. Church Lends Help To Anti-Gay Ugandan Pastor

Martin Ssempa, who pastors the evangelical Makerere Community Church in Kampala, has become the face of Uganda's anti-homosexuality movement. He has organized anti-gay rallies.

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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.

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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.

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Amnesty's smoke and mirrors

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

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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.

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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.

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The Millennium Development....Guys?

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

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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.

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