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guardian:

Afghanistan still one of the worst places to be a woman, says EU ambassador
President Hamid Karzai’s government has let down Afghan women, according to the new EU ambassador to Kabul, who singled out the failure to end prosecution of rape victims and other abused women for “moral crimes” as a particular “disgrace”.
Franz-Michael Mellbin said that despite huge practical improvements in areas from maternal mortality to the number of girls in schools, Afghanistan was still one of the worst places to be a woman and a frontline in the global battle for women’s rights. Read more
Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

guardian:

Afghanistan still one of the worst places to be a woman, says EU ambassador

President Hamid Karzai’s government has let down Afghan women, according to the new EU ambassador to Kabul, who singled out the failure to end prosecution of rape victims and other abused women for “moral crimes” as a particular “disgrace”.

Franz-Michael Mellbin said that despite huge practical improvements in areas from maternal mortality to the number of girls in schools, Afghanistan was still one of the worst places to be a woman and a frontline in the global battle for women’s rights. Read more

Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

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Sad to report that 21 Leader for the 21st Century, 2011, Judith Goldberg and amazing and accomplished fighter for the rights of women with disabilities passed away earlier this month. Read more about her legacy: http://womensenews.org/story/21-leaders-the-21st-century/101228/2011-seven-who-blaze-new-pathways#Goldberg

Sad to report that 21 Leader for the 21st Century, 2011, Judith Goldberg and amazing and accomplished fighter for the rights of women with disabilities passed away earlier this month. Read more about her legacy: http://womensenews.org/story/21-leaders-the-21st-century/101228/2011-seven-who-blaze-new-pathways#Goldberg

Rape Culture Checklist

Rape Culture Checklist

Immigrant women “are more likely to confront poverty, violence and exploitation than any other group in America,” according to the website of Legal Momentum, a New York City-based advocacy group.
Read on: http://womensenews.org/story/immigration/131102/women-say-time-right-now-immigration-law#.UngGg3BJMrU

Immigrant women “are more likely to confront poverty, violence and exploitation than any other group in America,” according to the website of Legal Momentum, a New York City-based advocacy group.

Read on: http://womensenews.org/story/immigration/131102/women-say-time-right-now-immigration-law#.UngGg3BJMrU

What happens to women during property disputes in Tanzania?

Sexual harassment, property grabbing, women being prevented from remarrying and infringement of widows’ privacy and dignity, as their choice to remarry is discussed among their deceased husbands’ relatives.

Interviews with orphans living around Lake Victoria found 45 percent living alone on property left by deceased parents, and linked unfair inheritance practices to children ending up homeless and young girls getting involved in prostitution.

"Don’t give up and don’t care what everybody else thinks or wants for you. Just do whatever makes you happy." - Maya Dauber’s message for girls who are surfing in Gaza as well as the rest of the Arab world. 

Sabah and Shrouq Abu Gunaimare struggling to hang on to their identities as active surfers despite cultural opposition to body-baring sports for girls and women.

Saudi comedian Hisham Fageeh singing “No Woman, No Drive”. Via Jezebel

Google Autocompletes Sexism

Google Autocompletes Sexism

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