Banning Muslim Veil Denies Women a Choice, Too

Banning Muslim Veil Denies Women a Choice, Too

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Europe, Women's Rights | No Comments

By Judith Sunderland Published in: Women’s eNews On April 11, 2011, Kenza Drider, a 32-year-old mother of four, broke the law in Paris: she wore the niqab in public. She had traveled by train from her home in Avignon to protest a new law banning the full-face Muslim veil in all public spaces throughout France. […]

Sudan: Ban Death by Stoning

Sudan: Ban Death by Stoning

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Africa, NGOs and Civil Society, Women's Rights | No Comments

Published in Human Rights Watch May 31, 2012 Sentence Shows Urgent Need for Legal Reforms (Nairobi) – The sentencing of a young Sudanese woman to death by stoning for adultery presents numerous grave violations of domestic and international law, Human Rights Watch said today.  The sentence also underscores the urgent need for Sudan to reform […]

International Olympic Committee: Olympic Hurdles for Saudi Women Persist

International Olympic Committee: Olympic Hurdles for Saudi Women Persist

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Women's Rights | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch London Games Should Advance Rights for Women, Girls in Kingdom (London) – As the clock ticks down to the July opening ceremony, all nations except Saudi Arabia have confirmed that women athletes will participate in the London 2012 Olympics, Human Rights Watch said today. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board is meeting […]

Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010

Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Development, Women's Rights | No Comments

Author: UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, World Bank No. of pages: 44 Publication date: 2012 Publisher: WHO Globally, the total number of maternal deaths decreased by from 543 000 in 1990 to 287 000 in 2010. Likewise, the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) declined from 400 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births in 1990 to 210 […]

US: Sexual Violence, Harassment of Immigrant Farmworkers

US: Sexual Violence, Harassment of Immigrant Farmworkers

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Americas, Business, Migrants, Women's Rights | No Comments

Published in: Human Rights Watch Protect Immigrants Through Violence Against Women Act, Other Laws (New York) – Hundreds of thousands of immigrant farmworker women and girls in the United Statesface a high risk of sexual violence and sexual harassment in their workplaces because US authorities and employers fail to protect them adequately, Human Rights Watch […]

Publication ‘thinking development’ highlights achievements, alternative views of influential UNCTAD Report

Publication ‘thinking development’ highlights achievements, alternative views of influential UNCTAD Report

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Business, Development, Women's Rights | No Comments

UNCTAD PRESS RELEASE Doha, Qatar, (23 April 2012) UNCTAD´s flagship Trade and Development Report, which now has been issued annually for more than 30 years, foresaw the mounting influence of globalization on the economies of developing countries, warned of the dangers of unregulated financial flows and volatile exchange rates, and consistently argued – against the […]

Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Americas, Women's Rights | No Comments

By Amanda Klasing Published in: Huffington Post It’s the Americas’ largest reunion. Happening every three years, the Summit of the Americas brings together the heads-of-state of the region to talk about pressing concerns. Over the weekend in Cartagena, Colombia, the theme will be “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity,” but some of the liveliest debates […]

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