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Nepal: Religious Practices Oppress Women

The recent gang-rape of a Buddhist nun and her expulsion from her sect have sparked a debate about the deep-rooted religious traditions and biases that foster discrimination and violence, especially against women, in this South Asian state.

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USA: Fundamentalist sect leader jailed for life for sex with child brides

Sentences follow Warren Jeffs's conviction for polygamist marriages with girls as young as 12

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Meet Hugo Chávez's Revolucionarias

Women are now at the top tier of Venezuelan politics, but are they a feminist force?

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Abortion in France is About Health, Not Politics

Compared to in the U.S., abortion in France is not a contentious issue. In a recent segment of the radio show Worldview, host Jerome McDonnell interviews Jean Robinson, a professor of political science and expert on abortion policy in France at Indiana University to discuss abortion in France as a health issue, not a political issue.

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Of Rights and Resilience: Why Women’s Rights are Key to Thriving in the Age of the “Black Swan”

This fall, world population will reach 7 billion people at a time of accelerated environmental disruption. This article is the first in a multi-part series comissioned by RH Reality Check to examine the causes and consequences of population and environmental change from various perspectives and the policies and actions that need to be put in place to both avoid and mitigate the inevitable impacts of these changes.

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South African Women Protest Against Fracking

South Africans celebrate not one, but two Women’s Days every year. First there’s International Women’s Day in March and then there’s the country’s own National Women’s Day on the 9th of August. The latter commemorates the day in 1956 when 20,000 women from all over South Africa marched on the Union Buildings, the administrative seat of government in Pretoria, to protest against the Apartheid state’s repressive pass laws. All of August is officially designated as Women’s Month.

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After Decades of Struggle, Domestic Worker Rights Get International Protection

FRIDAY FILE: On June 16, 2011 the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 100th Annual Conference adopted the Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers which requires governments to protect the human and labour rights of domestic workers and defines minimum standards for decent working conditions.

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USA: With Rally, Christian Group Asserts Its Presence in ’12 Race

To its admirers on the religious right, the American Family Association is a stalwart leader in a last-ditch fight to save America’s Christian culture and the values of traditional families. To its liberal critics, it is a shrill, even hateful voice of intolerance, out to censor the arts, declare Muslims unfit for public office and deny equality to gay men and lesbians because they engage in sinful “aberrant sexual behavior.”

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Run for Congo Women (London, UK)

When?

September, 11, 2011

Where?
Hyde Park, London, UK
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AUDACIA Forum (New York City, USA)

When?

September, 26, 2011 - September, 27, 2011

Where?
Manhattan, NYC, USA
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