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Jeremy Browne MP: Confronting violence against women, End Violence Against Women by Improving Their Rights, Bahamian parliamentarians challenged on equal rights for women

End Violence Against Women by Improving Their Rights Huffington Post UK (blog) International Day of the Elimination of Violence against women, on Sunday 25 November 2012, was an opportunity to discuss how to stop women from experiencing discrimination, abuse and torture…Most of the women and girls I support were attacked by men who viewed them as commodities and therefore believed they were justified in disfiguring them and violating their rights. The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) empowers the women we work with by giving them options to rebuild their lives; we provide them with services ranging from free plastic surgery to helping them start small enterprises.

Jeremy Browne MP writes… Confronting violence against women Liberal Democrat Voice Liberal Democrats have always understood the importance of a woman’s right to live without fear of violence and we reiterated it again in 2011 at our Autumn Conference where the motion “Tackling Violence against Women” became official party policy.

Violence against women a barrier to true gender equality – British HC Colombo Page Incidents of violence against women are shocking on an individual level, and a barrier to true gender equality, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin said. “Violence against women comes in many guises and is widespread …

Minister of Social Services and Community Development, the Hon. Melanie S. Griffin (second left) makes the short walk from the Churchill Building to the House of Assembly Monday for the Joint Sitting of Parliament. Mrs. Griffin was joined by (from left) Senator Heather Hunt; Mrs. Allyson Maynard Gibson, Government Leader in the Senate and Attorney-General, and Mrs. Hope Strachan, Member of Parliament for Seabreeze. (BIS Photo/Patrick Hanna)

Bahamian parliamentarians challenged on equal rights for women thebahamasweekly.com NASSAU, The Bahamas — Parliamentarians must not allow another five-year term of Government to pass without implementing the legislative and constitutional reforms needed to erase all forms of discrimination against women, Minister of Social Services …

Gender equality remains far-off goal in Mexico Nzweek Despite the Mexican government’s efforts to support women’s rights, gender equity remains a far-off goal. That’s due to ongoing violence and discrimination against women in the country. Efforts to significantly reduce violence against women in …

Voting and quality maternal health care for women Ghana News Agency Bolgatanga, Nov. 26, GNA – In a free election the voters choose political representations that best stand for their needs. Voting, it should be emphasized is not meant for free. Voters elect their representatives to serve them and their representatives …

Gender equality act won’t fix discrimination, but it will make employers … The Conversation We’ve all seen the reports of studies demonstrating women’s inequality at work. It is well established that women are disproportionately under-represented in higher paid positions and industries, and that there is a gender pay gap of 17.5% between men …

Press Release: Six female elections officers unlawfully detained in Sierra … Swit Salone Now that the elections results have been released and there are no more excuses we are asking for due process and the release of 6 women unconstitutionally detained for 7 days.

Australian firms lagging on gender equality: data AFP The latest data, she said, put Australia ahead of New Zealand and Britain on gender equality terms, but behind South Africa, the United States and Canada. “Frankly you’d expect to see more progress,” said Conway. “Companies have failed to develop and …

Washington’s Latinos, Women Poorly Represented in Least Diverse Legislature Fox News In Washington state, 11 percent of the population is Latino and 50 percent are women, but the new legislature that will gather to represent them next year will be the least diverse group of state lawmakers in a generation. Even as the U.S. Congress is …

Maggie’s List Founder Mortham: GOP Must Do Better With Women NewsMax.com The Republican Party must do better in its effort to cultivate women, says Sandra Mortham, founder of Maggie’s List, a political action committee designed to boost the number of conservative women elected to federal office. “We have known for years …

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