Browsing All posts tagged under »Women«

The revolt comes to Saudi Arabia

March 7, 2011


  Meaningful change in the Middle East is not possible until the malign influence of the House of Saud is lifted. For nearly eight decades it has served as a bulwark of American power in the region, and in more recent years has emerged as a key ally of Israel. When Israel was devastating Lebanon […]

Sudanese woman found guilty of indecency for wearing trousers vows to fight ruling

September 8, 2009


Former UN worker escapes flogging but says she would rather go to jail than pay fine imposed for breaching decency laws James Sturcke, Matthew Weaver and agencies, Monday 7 September 2009 15.15 BST Article history A Sudanese woman said today that she would continue her campaign of defiance after being convicted by a court […]

Losing my religion for equality

July 15, 2009


Jimmy Carter July 15, 2009 Illustration: Dyson Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God. I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, […]

First community radio station run by women

June 25, 2009


June 26 2009 AHMEDABAD: One of Gujarat’s biggest Women-based NGO, SEWA, will be first to run a community radio station (CRS) exclusively by women, as Information & Broadcasting Ministry has granted permission to Mahila SEWA Trust for establishing a radio station. SEWA, which is into radio programme production for last four years, will have its […]

Obama, take away the pain in my stomach

February 2, 2009


This video message is made by an Israeli woman from Machsom Watch–a checkpoint Watch.  A voluntary movement of Israeli women, founded in 2001, dedicated to monitoring and reporting human rights violations at checkpoints in the West Bank and Jerusalem.  It brings together Israeli women who are united in theis opposition to the occupation and their […]

World gets its first gay head of state

January 28, 2009

0 Former air hostess to be sworn in as Icelandic premier after economic collapse By Peter Popham Thursday, 29 January 2009 Johanna Sigurdardottir is Iceland’s new Prime Minister The first government collapse of the global economic crisis is about to yield the world’s first openly-gay leader. Johanna Sigurdardottir, a former air hostess, is expected to […]

In Rawanda, Women run the show

October 28, 2008


Rwanda’s parliament is the world’s first where women hold a majority — 56 percent, including the speaker’s chair. (By Stephanie McCrummen — The Washington Post) By Stephanie McCrummen Washington Post Foreign Service KIGALI, Rwanda — On a continent that has been dominated by the rule of men, this tiny East African nation is trying something […]