Monthly Archives: December, 2012

Link Love (29/12/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “”The campaign mainly focuses on unaffordable walwars, a shameful custom, which is putting enormous financial strain on families,” says Deputy Women’s Affairs Minister Mezhgan Mustafavi. “But it also includes a fight against some of our other marital traditions, such as marrying off girls to settle family feuds — a so-called …

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Link Love (18/12/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: Fate of Afghan women still tied to arranged matches – RAWA News Malaysia: “Debate is raging in Malaysia over Muslim female genital mutilation as the country’s health ministry reportedly develops guidelines to reclassify it as a medical practice.” Malaysia storm over female circumcision – ABC News Pakistan: “Once invoked, ghagh — which …

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Link Love (14/12/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “Taliban deny shooting dead health volunteer in Kapisa province who had already survived one assassination attempt” Afghan gunmen kill polio vaccination worker in latest attack on women – The Guardian Indonesia: “A convicted terrorist’s decision to escape by donning women’s garb is “embarrassing” and disrespectful to Islam, scholars say. It has …

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Link Love (11/12/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: “The 25-year-old tech entrepreneur is the CEO of Afghan Citadel Services, an IT firm she founded in the western city of Herat. Her staff of 20 software programmers — more than half of them women — develops computer software for government ministries, universities, and international organizations in Afghanistan.” In Male-Dominated World, …

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Link Love (08/12/2012)

News Across the World Indonesia: The day I saw 248 girls suffering female genital mutilation – The Observer Iraq: Center offers training courses to help Iraqi widows – Al Arabiya Russia: Freed ‘Slaves’ In Moscow Face Deportation, Their Captors Off the Hook – RFERL Saudi Arabia: Electronic tracking: new constraint for Saudi women – AFP …

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Link Love (04/12/2012)

News Across the World Afghanistan: ” Afghanistan has launched a new literacy programme that enables Afghan women deprived of a basic education during decades of war to learn to read and write using a mobile phone.” Afghan women learn literacy through mobile phones – AFP Bangladesh: Street Children of Bangladesh Vulnerable to Abuse – Global Voices Egypt: “The …

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Link Love (01/12/2012)

News Across the World Iran: Iran aims for baby boom, but are Iranians in the mood? – Al Arabiya Kenya: “Kenya’s government plans to ban bride-price payments, legalise polygamy and consider couples co-habiting for more than six months to be legally married.” Kenyan bid to ban bride-price payments – BBC Morocco: “Moroccan children as young as eight, …

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