[empower] women’s activism

A Saudi charity which helps divorced and underprivileged women has won a European Union prize for human rights groups in the Gulf, the Riyadh office of the European Commission said on Wednesday.
We are delighted to announce that Ms. Cherifa Kheddar is the recipient of the 2009 International Service - Human Rights Award for the Defence of the Human Rights of Women.
Pas de photos, pas de concerts, pas d'interviews: un groupe de rock féminin parvient tout de même à exister en Arabie Saoudite.
Who says Saudi girls can’t rock? Four of them recently struck hammer to the anvil to forge The Accolade, an all-girl rock band. The band’s name comes from an Edmund Leighton painting of a princess knitting herself a warrior.
Hundreds of divorced Muslim women demand the same rights as men during two days of protest against ‘talak’. Islamic divorce allows husbands to repudiate their wives, throw them out of the house without any support.
Job Advertisement: Programme Coordinator: "Women reclaiming and re-defining cultures: Asserting rights over body, self, and public space"
La féministe Antoinette Fouque, à l'origine du groupe «Psy et po», au sein du Mouvement de Libération des Femmes (MLF).
Women's rights defender Malalai Joya has won the "Anna Politkovskaya" award for courage.
AWID interviews Farida Shaheed - active in the women’s rights movement in Pakistan for over 25 years - about women’s rights activism in Pakistan, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and the hopes of the women’s rights movement.
In 2001, Laura Pina helped found the Women's Caucus, an NGO that addresses women's issues. The following year Timor ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
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