Female Afghan Official Assassinated

Afghan Women Murdered     RAWA: Some Afghan women who have been murdered in the past few years (L to R): Shaima Rezayee, May 18, 2005 Malalai Kakar, September 28, 2008 Zaki Zaki, June 6, 2007 Second Row: Sitara Achakzai, April 12, 2009 Safia Amajan, September 25, 2006 Shokiba Sanga Amaaj, June 1, 2007 Afghan women are killed for demanding their rights A few of the women who have been killed or threatened for daring to demand their rights.     Female Afghan … [Read more...]

Women in Gaza take aim at domestic violence

Women in Gaza Take Action (aim) at domestic violence Gaza More than a third of women living in the Gaza Strip are exposed to physical abuse in their homes, according to a 2011 violence survey by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. Almost 15 per cent are exposed to sexual abuse, and a staggering three-quarters experience psychological abuse. These figures highlight a growing concern throughout Gaza, where the Israeli blockade has halted imports and cut jobs, … [Read more...]

Palestinian Women use traditional embroidery to escape poverty

Women use traditional Palestinian embroidery to escape poverty March 2012 Beit Surik, West Bank One of several villages trapped between the separation Barrier to the east and the border with Israel to the west, Beit Surik is a small village overlooked from all directions by illegal Israeli settlements. Before the Barrier’s construction, people and trade flowed freely across these borders. Today, permits and checkpoints make employment in either Israel or the West Bank nearly impossible for … [Read more...]

‘My Tehran For Sale’ , Marzieh Vafamehr jailed and 90 lashes!

My Tehran For Sale Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to one year in prison and 90 lashes for acting in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran, reported an Iranian opposition website Kalameh.com. Ironically, her sentence makes Vafamehr's life parallel that of the character in her film. Her arrest has angered opposition groups and activists, who believe that censorship and intolerance in Iran has reached a dangerous level, … [Read more...]

Women Taking Action at Frontline in Mideast Protests!

    Women Taking Action!         Women Step to Frontline in Mideast Protests     Women's political gains will be a litmus test for fledgling governments in Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain, says Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock without wi-fi for the past month, you know the world has witnessed waves of political change in the Middle East. On February 11, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak relinquished control of the country to the military, and stepped … [Read more...]

” My Tehran For Sale”

 " My Tehran For Sale”             An Iranian opposition website says an Iranian actress has been sentenced to a year in prison and 90 lashes for appearing in a movie challenging the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic. Actress Marzieh Vafamehr was handed the sentence on Saturday, October 8, according to a Iranian opposition website Kalameh.com. The site said Monday that Marzieh Vafamehr’s attorney has appealed the sentence. … [Read more...]

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