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Archive for April, 2012

Women rights work get international recognition by the Nobel Peace Prize

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

April 20th, 2012

When the Nobel Peace awarded Peace Prize to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, her compatriot Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights, the Nobel Committee gave recognition to women who have been demanding for years, the equal involvement of women in all […]

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Hillary’s Hair: More newsworthy than the Summit of the Americas?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 16th, 2012

With the popular Texts from Hillary Tumblr highlighting the Secretary of State’s emerging cool factor (the subject of a fun “Melissa Harris-Perry” segment Sunday), there’s no questioning the news value of yesterday’s Daily Mail story built around a photo of Hillary Clinton dancing the night away in a Havana cafe after the Sixth Summit of […]

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Whose body is it anyway?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 15th, 2012

Gloria Steinem’s recent talk at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi kicked up quite a storm. A few days after the event the Delhi edition of The Hindu, a leading Indian newspaper in English, provided uncommon space to different takes on issues of sex work/prostitution and human trafficking, the subject of Steinem’s talk.

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Updated: Liveblogging International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 4th, 2012

Today, I have the distinct honor of speaking about representations of women in the media at the International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey. The opening statements are being made in part by the Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc.
This two-day conference is bringing together Turkish Parlient leaders, politicians, media owners, newspaper editors-in-chief, broadcast journalists, […]

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Power of women mobilising

rookellos Icon Posted by Rosemary Okello-Orlale

April 3rd, 2012

Kenya’s G10 shines in New York as delegates marvel the principle of sex boycott.
Read this on the Kenyan woman an on-line newspaper for women

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