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
Which Arab Countries Are Best For Women?
A new report looks at the state of women’s rights and protections across the Arab world, with some surprising results.
Out of 22 Arab states, Egypt’s high rates of female genital mutilation and sexual harassment post-Arab Spring reflects the poor treatment of women within society, family, and disregard for reproductive rights.
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.
Google Autocompletes Sexism
The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights posted an open letter on its website in early September calling for women to be one-third of the new assembly.
One female member of the constitution-drafting Constituent Assembly is Hoda Elsadda, co-founder of the Women and Memory Forum and a board director for the Global Fund for Women.
She told The Daily News Egypt that her primary concern is finding ways of putting an end to discrimination, regardless of race, gender or religion, as well as stopping torture at the hands of authorities.
Read more: http://womensenews.org/story/equalitywomen’s-rights/130918/women-still-scarce-in-egypts-constitution-process