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Reflections Ten Years after the Argentinean Economic Crisis of December 2001

FRIDAY FILE: December 2011 marks the ten-year anniversary of the economic collapse in Argentina, which culminated in civil unrest and political turmoil in the country. The protests and the violent police repression on 19 and 20 December 2001 left several people dead and precipitated the fall of the government. AWID invited Argentinean sociologist Norma Sanchís * and economist Alan Cibils** to contribute their reflections ten years after the crisis.

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U.S.: Woman Jailed, Ostracized After Resorting to Self-Administered Abortion: What Is This, Puritan America?

When we deprive women of access to abortion, shun them, and even throw them in jail, we as a society become weaker.

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UN issues First Report on Human Rights of Gay and Lesbian People

15 December 2011 –  The first ever United Nations report on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people details how around the world people are killed or endure hate-motivated violence, torture, detention, criminalization and discrimination in jobs, health care and education because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Lebanon: A country of men and for men… only…

Statement by the Arab Women's Right to Nationality Campaign in Lebanon. The Lebanese Cabinet issues a draft law to reinstate Lebanese nationality to descendants of Lebanese fathers and grandfathers…only...

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Pakistan: New laws protect women from abuse

Azim Mai's husband allegedly threw acid in her face last year after she refused to sell their two boys to a man in Dubai to use as camel racers. The 35-year-old mother of five can no longer find work as a maid because her deeply scarred face scares potential employers. 

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Pakistan Women Rights Laws Ban Horrific Acid Burnings

ISLAMABAD — Azim Mai's husband allegedly threw acid in her face last year after she refused to sell their two boys to a man in Dubai to use as camel racers. The 35-year-old mother of five can no longer find work as a maid because her deeply scarred face scares potential employers.

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U.S.: Are Immigrant Women Denied Rights under Violence Protection Laws?

(WNN) UNITED STATES: When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S. administration promised a $25 million a year budget for programs that hope to bring domestic violence prevention organizations to the table along with recent $150 million dollar funded federal extension programs for  Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood Grants.

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Social Watch Report 2012: The right to a future

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to be held next year in Rio de Janeiro gives the opportunity to create institutions to defend the rights of the future generations, according to representatives of civil society from all over the world who contributted to the Social Watch Report 2012, launched in New York on Friday 9.

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Decent work for women and gender equality in labour policies

Decent Work Decent Life for Women is a global campaign that aims at gender equality at work and in the trade unions.

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