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PeaceMakers Forum (San Diego, USA)

When?

October, 5, 2011 - October, 7, 2011

Where?
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre, San Diego, CA, USA
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Events are free and open to the public

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Pakistan slammed over sectarian killings

QUETTA: The Pakistani government came under heavy criticism from Shia Muslims and a leading rights watchdog on Wednesday after 29 people died in the worst attacks on the Shia minority for a year.

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Food Sov. Day Mtgs (London, United Kingdom)

When?

October, 18, 2011

Where?
Houses of Parliament, visitor entrance: Cromwell Green, London, United Kingdom
Register

The day is open to all but registration is essential due to limited spaces. Please register by emailing ktekateka@waronwant.org, or 020 7324 5065

Wangari Maathai, Nobel peace prize winner, dies at 71

Kenyan social activist and environmental crusader who founded the Green Belt Movement has died of cancer

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Conference (Leicester, United Kingdom)

When?

November, 23, 2011

Where?
St Martin’s House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, United Kingdom
Register

Book a place using the booking form (see attached) or for more information contact the conference organisers ‘Tomorrow Together’ at: leicesterwilpfevents@gmail.com

Workshop (New York City, USA)

When?

October, 14, 2011

Where?
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, 285 Mercer Street, 7th floor, New York City
Register

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Saudi Monarch Grants Women Right to Vote

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Sunday granted women the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, the biggest change in a decade for women in a puritanical kingdom that practices strict separation of the sexes, including banning women from driving.

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Argentina: For the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion

Since 2005 feminist and women’s movements in Argentina have been working tirelessly to articulate and promote the National Campaign for the Right to Legal, Safe and Free Abortion. AWID spoke to Claudia Anzorena, a sociologist and activist, about the Campaign and its goals and achievements.

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Social Media Gives Women a Voice in Iran

Female protesters were beaten, raped and intimidated in a post-election crackdown by the Iranian authorities. Silenced by stigma and fear, these women are now using social media to bear witness to the horror

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Tanzania: Public Transport and Gendered Implications of Disaster

Salma Maoulidi writes that Tanzania has witnessed in the past week significant events in the country and region, which on the face of it may not appear related to her ongoing discussions on women and the constitution.

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