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China’s ‘left-behind girls’ learn self-protection

TweetCross-posted from UN Women Safe spaces for girls left by migrating parents have been set up and trainings are on-going for children, teachers, community leaders and public authorities to prevent sexual violence, supported by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. A normally quiet second-grade girl, Yuan Yuan* suffers from a mild mental [...]
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Harassment and the law for women in Cairo

TweetThis is material from my blog Opinion Ate It The last year has been tumultuous in Egypt, for men and women. However, the recent constitution and continued protest marking the 2nd anniversary of the revolution, which ousted former ruler Hosni Mubarak have brought little reprieve to Egyptian women. Sexual harassment is so rampant that it [...]
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In Egypt’s crisis, standing up against sexual abuse

TweetBy Chris Lombardi, cross-posted from On The Issues Magazine. This weekend, Egyptian voters went to the polls despite what many were calling a ‘constitutional coup.’ On June 14, the Supreme Constitutional Court ordered the Parliament dissolved, three days before the scheduled presidential runoff between Mohammed Shafiq, an associate of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, and Ahmed [...]
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Solstice reflections: Women as Victims of Violence and as Peace Agents

TweetWinter solstice eve, 2011. The darkest day of the year, and yet presaging the return to light.  The stars and planets continue to wheel overhead, taking little notice of all the sturm und drang here on Earth. Tonight there is one image that keeps calling out to me for comment.  It goes by the Web shorthand [...]
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Lessons from a Nude Blogger

TweetAliaa Magda Elmahdy, a female citizen of Egypt, took a picture of herself in the nude and posted it on the internet. The blog contains not only images of herself in the nude, but drawings of  women, a picture of a nude man, a picture of a cat and a picture of George W. Bush [...]
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