ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Attack on Female Protesters

  Attack on Female Protesters     I was shocked when I read about the attack on the female protesters in the Ivory Coast. Thousands of women were protesting because of President Laurent Gbagobo’s refusal to step down when tanks showed up and soldiers opened fire. These women were unarmed. They didn’t stand a chance against these tanks. Seven of the demonstrators were shot—six died on the spot while one died on the way to the hospital. Gbagobo has crossed the line and over “to a new level … [Read more...]

Abortion …Act of right, race consciousness or spiritual dis-ease?

  A Celebration of Women has no opinion to make on this 'Issue' other than to suggest stopping the Debate and seek a Solution:  "Judging or challenging an 'effect' in life is like pissing in the wind if one nevers seeks the truth to the 'cause'. One would still think that if we, as a society, researched more into the cause; that being 'pregnancy', and less into 'effect'; that being 'abortion', there might be some HOPE for CHANGE."   While abortion can be an election issue, access is … [Read more...]

Care2 – STOP Military Sexual Violence against Egyptian Women!

On March 9th, military police and civilian men attacked and destroyed the camp of peaceful demonstrators in Tahrir Square. 18 women were arrested and dragged to a museum not far away where they were abused and violated.Tell the Head of the military in Egypt to stop the violence against female protesters.»The women were beaten and strip searched as groups of men watched and photographed them. They were also forced to submit to a "virginity test" and told that any woman who was not either married … [Read more...]

UN Women Celebrates Launch as Powerful Driver of Women’s Equality TODAY!

  UN Women Celebrates Launch as Powerful Driver of Women’s Equality     On 24 February 2011, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet spoke at the celebration of the launch of UN Women, the UN's newest organization. Luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, civil society, the media, music and film packed the UN General Assembly in New York. Photo: UN Women/JC McIlwaine  Calendar of Events Launch of UN Women 24 Feb 2011 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM United Nations … [Read more...]

Women's Rights to Contraceptive Information and Services

  The Rights to Contraceptive Information and Services   for Women and Adolescents   Briefing Paper   Author: UNFPA and the Center for Reproductive Rights No. of pages: 37 Publication date: 2011 Publisher: UNFPA and the Center for Reproductive Rights Download PDF English This briefing paper examines the right to access contraceptive information and services for women and adolescents. It provides practical guidance for activists, scholars, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, … [Read more...]

Teachers' Strike in Bahrain

  Teacher's Strike in Bahrain     This morning on CityPulse, I saw that there was a teachers' strike in Bahrain. There was a shot of Arab women sitting in an empty classroom. I watched videos and learned that today the Teacher’s Union in Bahrain called for a general one day strike. Many women were crowded into the classrooms of Duraz Primary Girls' School, voicing their thoughts. Dressed in black, some with their faces covered, they looked sombre. Their angry faces and gestures reflected … [Read more...]

Women have a long history of activism in Egypt

    "We're all sacrificing for our country."   Egyptian women celebrate outside Egypt's presidential palace after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down a few hours ago. The streets of Cairo exploded in joy when Mubarak finally resigned after 30 years of autocratic rule.   Women have a long history of activism in Egypt, and the protests against Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square were no different.    'Ruheya is a 21-year-old university student. She's come to Tahrir Square from the northern town … [Read more...]

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