402,984 have signed. Help us get to 1,000,000 Update: 18 May 2012 This week we delivered our global petition alongside women's groups in Tegucigalpa, Honduras . In front of journalists, music, banners and enormous amounts of energy, four MPS received our 682,790 strong global call and agreed to set up meetings with local groups to define a strategy to stop this law . These MPs also personally delivered our petition to the President of Congress, Juan Orlando Hernández!
Reporting from Wichita, Kan. — Out near the city's edge, where fast-food joints and subdivisions seem to spring from farmland overnight, the casualties of an unfinished war sit untouched in a doctor's basement. Dr. Mila Means, a 55-year-old solo family practitioner with neon red hair and neo-hippie style, doesn't remember how or when she heard that Dr. George Tiller had been gunned down in his church. She knew him only slightly as their paths crossed in medical circles. Mostly, she knew of him — as the lone abortion provider in a city of nearly 400,000, as a symbol of the country's abortion wars.
India: women's issues
(Mosa'aberising / flickr) This past week was a pivotal moment for the struggle for women's rights in Egypt. In response to more protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square, police and government security forces beat and stripped several female demonstrators. One moment captured by a photographer ricocheted around the country, and seemingly just as fast, around the world: A woman, her black abaya yanked over her head to expose her naked torso and blue bra, was dragged by helmeted security forces over the pavement. One of them stood over her, hurling his foot down at her bare stomach. Days later, an estimated 10,000 women struck back in a mass rally in central Cairo declaring, "the daughters of Egypt are a red line" that cannot be crossed.
25 September 2011 Last updated at 11:12 ET Saudi women face severe restrictions in their working and personal lives Women in Saudi Arabia are to be given the right to vote and run in future municipal elections, King Abdullah has announced.
Download the report under 'Attachment' below. Below you will find also details about publisher and the year of publication. Descarga el informe de síntesis de EROTICS disponible en español This report presents an overview of the EROTICS (Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet i ) research project. The project was initiated in 2008 as an exploratory step to bridge the gap between policy i and legislative measures that regulate content and practice on the internet, and the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights i .
The World Health Organisation estimates that between 100 to 140 million girls and women live with the consequences of circumcision or female genital mutilation, a right of passage and a prerequisite to marriage in many societies. Physically and psychologically painful it is without health benefits and mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and 15 years of age. In Africa alone it is estimated that 92 million girls from the age of 10 have undergone the practice. But in the Pokot community of highland Kenya, young girls are now fighting back against the process which they call "cutting". They are aided in their struggle by a grassroots movement know as "Abandon the Knife" which fights to change perceptions in a community where the practice of female circumcision has been entrenched for generations. The Pokot Community have been circumcising or cutting their girls for centuries.
Filmmaker Gautam Singh explains how he came to make Daughters of the brothel . India's handwritten magazines have long fascinated me. But while researching the subject for a blog, I came across one in particular that stood out. Jugnu is a 32-page monthly magazine that has been written and published by the sex workers of the Chaturbhuj-sthan brothel in Bihar, near the border with Nepal, for the past 10 years.