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Donations are desperately needed to finance the medical costs and rehabilitation of Samar (31) and Juwariya (25) Atique, whose young lives and hopes were brutally crushed in October 2009 by two men who threw a jug of acid on their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Asia One reports that althugh women in Brunei have made complaints of forced sexual intercourse against their husbands to the police in the past, their complaints are usually ignored as there is no law against marital rape in Brunei. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Attractive women are discriminated against when they apply for traditionally masculine jobs, according to a new report. Story covered in the Telegraph. Women considered to be good looking faced a struggle when they applied for jobs more usually associated with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Mary Brancker, the first woman to become president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) since its foundation in 1881, has died. When, in 1967, the president of the BVA was invited to attend the annual conference of the Norwegian veterinary... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Women's Views on News
When Joumana Haddad launched the Arab-language erotic magazine, JASAD, over two years ago, the West hailed the Lebanese poet, translator and administrator of the 'Arab Booker' prize as the "Carrie Bradshaw of Beruit". Given the bags of hate mail she... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to BBC News, police have reported that a teenage girl has been left "utterly traumatised" after being dragged down a lane and raped in Glasgow city centre. The 16-year-old was grabbed by a man in Renfield Street at about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The tribunals systems is creaking under the weight of multiple equal pay claims and an overhaul is needed, Kathryn Perera writes in the Guardian. The Tribunals Service, which administers the employment tribunals system on behalf of the Ministry of Justice,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Citing National Crime Bureau statistics, an Indian based NGO has said that nearly 150-200 women are killed every year in the country after being tagged as ‘witches.' The different Indian regions where compared: Jharkhand tops the list with 50-60 witchcraft-related... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Reported in the Tehran Times.The Maryam, an all-female Lebanese aid ship, currently docked in the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli, is getting ready to set sail for Gaza in the next few days. The ship, which aims to break Israel's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Independent reports today that police searching for more possible women victims of serial killer Peter Tobin will today resume their hunt for clues at one of his former seaside homes. Officers and forensic archaeologists took a break at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the law will not be changed to grant anonymity to men accused of rape in England and Wales. The plan had been included in the government's coalition agreement but it now says it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Many people are still befuddled by lesbians, and that's not helped by our portrayal on television argues Jane Czyzselska in the Guardian. It must be a record of sorts. Out of 39 hours of some of the most popular BBC1... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The flow of goods into Gaza may have eased but for Palestinians, restrictions on movement remain tight, according to a story by Haaretz. The day after Barack Obama praised Benjamin Netanyahu for easing the blockade of Gaza, the High Court... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Reported on BBC News, a 40-year-old woman has been raped in a Lincolnshire village, prompting a police appeal for information. The woman was walking over the railway bridge in Fen Road, heading into Ruskington, when she was approached from behind... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
From the Georgetown/On Faith blog in the Washington Post. Dekha Ibrahim Abdi, a courageous woman from the arid north of Kenya, devotes her life to building peace. She compares this work to an egg. "An egg is delicate and fragile.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Barbara Sheehan will soon be on trial in New York for the murder of her husband, a former police officer she says consistently abused her. A key question remains: Will expert testimony about the effects of abuse be allowed? Years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Church of England's ruling synod is due to return to the women bishops debate, with little chance of major concessions to traditionalists, says Robert Pigott in BBC News. But objectors say they have not given up trying to gain... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Writing in the Guardian, Eve Wiseman discusses sexual harassment on the streets of London: As the heat rises, in clouds of petrol and melting crisp packets, so do the levels of sexual harassment found on city streets. Long roads hum... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Women's Views on News
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