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The body that regulates fertility treatment in the UK is considering increasing compensation for egg and sperm donors. Women who donate eggs are currently paid £250, but this could rise considerably under moves to address egg and sperm shortages at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The online news forum, Zimbabwe Situation, has published an interesting article about the emergence of feminist voices in post-colonial Zimbabwean literature. These include internationally-acclaimed authors such as the late Yvonne Vera, and Tsitsi Dangarembga. Others include Barbara Makhalisa, Lillian Masitera,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
More than a thousand women and several Arab and Jewish human rights groups are demonstrating today against the Israeli authorities continued demolition of houses and villages in the Negev. The demonstration is said to start in front of the Israeli... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Vancouver is adding its name to a list of international cities rallying behind the Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was given 99 lashes and has been sentenced to death for alleged adultery. The Iranian authorities have also recently added... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Caster Semenya's 800 metres victory in Berlin has created new waves of tension at the World Challenge meet on Sunday, with one opponent claiming that she was 'literally running against a man'. Semenya breezed past effortlessly to win with several... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to new research, doctors may be giving unnecessary smear tests to women at low risk of cervical cancer. Guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force, the American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology now... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Guardian's Barbara Ellen discusses the behaviour of Wendy Lewis and why her apology should have been enough. Lewis was arrested in June for drunkenly urinating on a war memorial in Blackpool, then moving to a nearby bench to perform... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Actress turned human rights campaigner, Juliette Binoche, has joined the international appeal to halt the stoning to death of Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old Iranian mother found guilty of adultery. Ashtiani had already been lashed 99 times and held in prison... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Journalist Edyth Betha interviews the executive director of the Pan African Civic Educators Network, Steven Duwa, about women's participation in Malawi's politics. Duwa talks about the current situation faced by female MPs, equal representation of female politicians in the next... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Award-winning Filipino journalist and novelist Ninotchka Rosca, has called on the government to legalize abortion, amid claims that the current rules have led to a human rights crisis. About half a million Filipino women induce abortion every year, for reasons... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
During celebrations for the 48th anniversary of the African Women's Day in Cameroon's Capital, Yaounde, the Minister of Women Empowerment saluted the decision by heads of state during a recent African Union meeting to declare 2010-2020 the African Decade of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Following the controversy of the recent cover photo on Time magazine, Richard Stengel, the managing editor, has defended the use of the photo of 18-year old Aisha whose nose and ears were cut off by her husband (see WVON story).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A newly established agency called UN Women, devoted entirely to gender equality and the empowerment of women, has raised high hopes while also prompting concern (and see earlier WVON story). UN Women, headquartered in New York, will start work in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Home Secretary and Equalities minister,Theresa May, warned the chancellor George Osbourne that cuts in the budget could widen inequality in Britain and ran a "real risk" of breaking the law, according to a letter leaked to the Guardian. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Sex workers in China have protested against the government's recent crackdown on the country's fast-growing sex industry and have called for the legalisation of prostitution. Despite efforts to curb it, prostitution is widespread and blatant in China and many hotels,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to the Guardian, the shifting responsibilities of GPs have proved detrimental when it comes to antenatal care. A study by health think tank, Kings Fund, has revealed that family doctors need to be more directly involved in the care... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A review has called into question the success of the UK national breast screening programme. Although the programme offers tests to almost two million women a year, many argue that it harms almost as many women as it helps and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Home Secretary Theresa May, has scrapped a scheme designed to protect women from domestic abuse by removing violent partners from the family home. This worrying and regressive step comes as part of the government's drive to cut public spending. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Seven people were arrested on Wednesday for caning two naked woman and shaving their heads after a kangaroo court held them guilty of sexual misconduct in Tripura, India. The two young women were beaten severely and their heads shaved by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Young Feminist Wire provides a heavy list of the 10 things we should know about how women are being impacted by the crisis across regions. The list comes from Influencing Development Actors and Practices for Women’s Rights (IDeA) an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) is working in collaboration with Realizing Rights, a human rights organization based in the United States, to organise a two-day residential workshop for working women in the Central Region, in Cape Coast. The workshop,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Cage fighting used to be reserved for burly men (and Katie Price's current squeeze, Alex Reid). However, it seems that it is becoming increasing popular among women as they start to make their mark. But who are they? Takes 32-year-old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Amnesty International has welcomed the announcement from Minister for Women and Equality, Theresa May, that she will extend the pilot scheme offering assistance to women with insecure immigration status who are victims of violence in the UK. The scheme, which... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Debates surrounding the Burqa ban are increasing apparent across Europe and beyond and Spain is the latest country to jump on the bandwagon. The lower house of the Spanish Parliament is debating a proposal to prohibit the wearing of body-covering... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Hillary Clinton today promised that any peace deal with the ultra-conservative Taliban movement would not come at the cost of the rights of Afghan women. Her trepidation comes from the fact that many diplomats assume that any deal with hard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Women's Views on News