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A Fresh Start for Women in Myanmar?

BANGKOK — Feminists, like business people, are sensing opportunity amid the recent political liberalization in Myanmar.

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Western Sahara – Police beating of human rights defender Ms Aminatou Haidar

On 1 November 2012, human rights defender Ms Aminatou Haidar was physically and verbally attacked and threatened with a knife by Moroccan police in El Ayoun in a four hour long assault that left her car damaged. 

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Jordan: Give women equal citizenship rights to men

Equality Now has issued an Action calling on Jordanian authorities to amend their Nationality Law to give women equal citizenship rights with men in accordance with Jordan’s international legal obligations.

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USA: Soulforce Workshop Series in Iowa and Southern California

Series of Workshops, Meetings and Performances in Iowa and Southern California during November 2012

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In Spite of the Many Ongoing Challenges there is Hope for Women in South Sudan

FRIDAY FILE: The pace of change has been slow for South Sudan since it became the newest country on 9 July 2011.  AWID spoke to Lilian Riziq, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Irrigation in Western Bhar El Ghazal State, Wau about some of the challenges for women in the fledgling nation.

By Susan Tolmay

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Online Discussion (Online)

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November, 5, 2012 - November, 30, 2012

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Oxfam Online Disc. (Online)

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November, 19, 2012 - November, 30, 2012

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For more information about registering, please contact Lauren Ravon (lauren.ravon@oxfam.ca). 

France's Government Gets Anti-Sexism Lessons

PARIS — First there was Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who allegedly referred to women as "material," then catcalls in the French Parliament just because a female government minister wore a floral dress.

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USA: Storms Swirl Around Outcome of Women's Vote Today

Democrats and reproductive rights activists have allied behind the cry of a GOP "war on women" that includes unfriendly new voter laws. Now female voters will say how much they agree with that.

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Religion and Gender Journal

The journal *Religion and Gender* has just published its latest issue at http://www.religionandgender.org. It is a special issue addressing the theme '*Religion and Masculinities: Continuities and Change*', guest edited by Björn Krondorfer and Stephen Hunt. The volume further includes one article in the open section, and nine book reviews.

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