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First let me say how sad the Boston event was to all of us. I know that all of us will keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers.
Below find news from the Gender Wire, one of the web sites I recomended to you in a previous email.
Hope to see you all on Tuesday evening at 7PM for our next meeting!
Sent: 4/16/2013 10:27:23 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time
Subj: Q&A: 'Empowering Girls Alone Will Not Bring Social Change'
2013/4/16 Click here for the online version of this IPS newsletter
Half the world's population, but not with half the share of wealth, well being and opportunity. Women do not get half the media's attention, or an equal voice in expression - only 24 percent of the voices you hear and read in the news today are women's. In its analyses IPS redresses this huge imbalance - covering emerging and frontline issues while asking an often forgotten question: What does this mean for women and girls?
Q&A: 'Empowering Girls Alone Will Not Bring Social Change'
The Global Education First Initiative stands at the forefront of this week's Learning Ministerial Meetings in Washington, D.C., underscoring the importance of education in the development of the global economy. The initiative is a project of United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ... MORE > >
Missing Christian Girls Leave Trail of Tears
When a young Christian girl goes missing in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, her family will call on a certain Muslim sheikh in the nearby town of El-Ameriya. The local Salafi leader, whose ultra-conservative views condone the marriage of girls as young as nine, has a history of abducting ... MORE > >
High Stakes for Engaging Morsi's Egypt
Women and minorities should be a top priority in U.S. policy toward Egypt and its Muslim Brotherhood government leaders, experts here said on Friday, despite increasingly unfavourable public views towards Egypt. While Egypt is a critical and longtime U.S. ally, the June 2012 election that ... MORE > >
Kyrgyzstan Officials Taking Cultural Right Turn
Authorities at Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Culture want to ban a play that discusses domestic abuse and sexual violence because it "promotes scenes that destroy moral and ethical standards and national traditions of the peoples of Kyrgyzstan." The effort points to creeping conservatism in the ... MORE > >
Gender Violence, Theft Land Women in Cuban Prisons
The life histories of Cuban women in prison for murdering their violent husbands or boyfriends show the need for reforms of the criminal code to take account of gender reasons as mitigating factors in sentencing. Most (63 percent) of the nearly 4,000 Cuban women in prison are serving sentences ... MORE > >
Women Miners Blast Through Barriers in Chile
Women are playing an increasingly important role in Chile's mining industry, where little more than a decade ago they were not even allowed in the mines because of prejudice and superstitions. Today a total of 18,000 women work in mining equivalent to 7.2 percent of the industry's workforce. ... MORE > >
Uruguay - Second Country in Latin America to Adopt Gay Marriage
Activists in Uruguay hope the passage of the "Equal Marriage Law" Wednesday will help bring about recognition that society is heterogeneous. The law approved by the Uruguayan Congress modifies the civil code and recognises the marriage of two people of any gender identity or sexual ... MORE > >
Impunity, Machismo Fuel Femicides in El Salvador
Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that this is one of the countries in the world with the highest number of femicides, the term used to describe the killing of women because they are female. The killings are fuelled by ... MORE > >
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