Iran: Free Journalist Hangameh Shahidi‏

Hengameh Shahidi has been in detention for 2 years, just because she spoke her mind. Tell the government of Iran to free Hengameh » Hengameh is an Iranian journalist and human rights activist. She was arrested in June 2009 following demonstrations in Iran around the contested presidential election. She admitted to participating in the protests as a journalist, and thus was sentences to six years in prison. Hengameh was not "gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security" or … [Read more...]

Guatemalan Government: Stop the killing of Women

Amnesty International is calling for the Guatemalan Government to act to stop the killing of women. According to official figures, 685 women were killed in 2010 alone in Guatemala amid a culture of impunity, a legacy of the 1960-96 internal armed conflict which led to hundreds of thousands human rights violations which remain unaccounted for. “Women in Guatemala are dying as a consequence of the State's failure to protect them," said Sebastian Elgueta, Guatemala researcher at Amnesty … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Children Are Not For Sex, Atlanta!

A Celebration of Women "Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 If you think that sex trafficking takes place only in developing countries, think again. I watched a video featuring Ashley Judd who introduced the panel “‘No Such Thing’: Trafficking of Girls in the United States” for the 2nd annual “Women In The World” summit) the weekend of March 10-12 in New York City. In it she shared a heartwrenching story … [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...]

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