PK: Women’s rights defender brutally killed by her husband. Egypt’s women pushback against threats to human rights.

#Women’s Issues About Queen Vashti and the Female Guerrillas of Kurdistan … OpEdNews The world-wide feminist movement would do well to cast its mind back to the era of the ancient Medes and Persians in which the first battle for women’s rights was fought by the Median Queen Vashti. Post Tweet Comment. These discussions are not …

VOICES: Women’s Rights in Egypt – Re-examining a Revolution Middle East Voices The current threats to women’s rights in Egypt are significant. Speaking about her years of work on gender and human rights issues, Gihan Abouzeid, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) consultant and managing editor of Ikhwan Papers magazine notes …

 

Egypt’s women pushback against threats to human rights one year after Morsi WNN – Women News Network Women on both sides of the issues protest on the streets in the January 2012 Revolution. Since Mohamed Morsi became president on the Muslim Brotherhood political ticket, women activists are working more than ever to face the continuing challenges they …

PAKISTAN: A women’s rights defender has been brutally killed by her husband … Asian Human Rights Commission News Please write a letter to the following authorities, calling on them to initiate inquiries into the case of the brutal murder of Ms. Shamim Akhtar by her husband and a police constable. Please urge them to prosecute the high-ranking police officials of Hyderabad districts who deny that she was murdered and are preventing any investigation. The Sindh government must provide justice and compensation to the victim and her family, and the court has to recover Shamim’s belongings, which were looted by the police constable Mr. Usman Lodhi and her husband Mr. Sajid Mahmood.

The AHRC is writing a separate letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Question of Violence against women calling for his intervention into this matter.

Government challenged over selection of ‘favourite women’  Pakistan Daily Times He prayed the court to declare the system of nomination of women on reserved seats as illegal and direct the government to make a mechanism of 50 percent seats for women through direct election on the votes of women. Earlier during the proceeding …

‘It’s about representation’: Rahul vows to make women half of AICC membership Daily Mail His comment on women representation came after a light-hearted quip by AICC general secretary Luizinho Falerio, in charge of party affairs in North-Eastern states, that he was looking after ‘seven sisters’. “But we have only six sisters here,” Rahul …

Rahul Gandhi wants 50% women in Congress central body Daily News & Analysis Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi proposes to build a corporate-like system in the party headquarters for proper coordination and communication between party leaders and ground workers. At his first interaction with party’s newly appointed …

Congress plans bigger role for women The Hindu New Delhi The representation of women in all wings of the Congress organisation will be increased to 50 per cent over the next two to three years, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi told newly appointed office-bearers, in his first over two hour-long …

Rahul ensures 50% representation to women in AICC Hindustan Times Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday vowed to ensure 50% representation to women in AICC and other party wings as he held his first formal interaction with newly-appointed party office bearers, the team set up by him for the 2014 Lok Sabha …

FOX NEWS New Jersey women helps young … youtube.com 3 min FOX NEWS New Jersey women helps young Liberian girls avoid sexual exploitationby …

Iivula-Ithana Says 50/50 Is Her Highlight AllAfrica.com THE constitutional amendment that makes it compulsory for the ruling Swapo party to have equal representation of women in all structures as men, has been the highlight of former secretary general Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana’s tenure. Although the cred

Women demand right to vote Daily Nation The senators are now mulling over an amendment that would give them the power to vote in the House. However, since the requirement giving the final say to their male counterparts is also protected in the Constitution, meaning the proposed changes may …

UN Women calls for broad gender mainstreaming Himalayan Times UN Women has launched a global call for transformative agenda to make gender equality a reality. In a position paper released yesterday in New York, UN Women offered clear direction on policies necessary to usher in meaningful and lasting …

Gov’t to toughen punishment for domestic violence Yonhap News The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family announced these and other measures after a government policy coordination meeting presided over by Prime Minister Chung Hong-won. Under the new rules, assailants will be apprehended at the scene and can …

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