WLUML Newsletter 9
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The WLUML Newsletter has a new look! Introducing a more contemporary design and reader-friendly format, the Spring 2010 issue has all the same sections as Newsletter 8: Editorial and Solidarity; Campaigns; Women’s Empowerment and Activism; News from Networkers; Reviews; Events and Announcements. On this issue's cover are the objectives and strategies of the 4th WLUML Feminist Leadership Institute that took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 09-20 November, 2009 and on page 5 we hear from one of its participants, May El Sallab.
This issue's editorial draws parallels between the proposed French ban on the Burqa, the Swiss ban on Minaret-building and the Statue of the African Renaissance in Senegal. On page 4, Director of Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre, Fahima Hashim, explains to WLUML why she believes that the impact of the Rape Law Reform Campaign in Sudan will be in the form of Sudanese society taking a step towards social change, justice, and women’s awareness of their rights. On page 6, we celebrate the publication of Walking a Tightrope: Women and Veiling in the United Kingdom by Ayesha Salma Kariapper, WLUML networker and former ICO Deputy Coordinator, and on page 7 we continue the debate surrounding the burqa in France. For news and analysis on Iran by Rochelle Terman and Zara Saeidzadeh, a report on a workshop on Power, Ownership and Equality in Indonesia, as well as book and film reviews on women in times of war and polygamy in Iran, please read on.... The newsletter in pdf is attached.
- Protesters demand male brothels for women in Turkey
- Death of renowned Islamic scholar, Asghar Ali Engineer.
- Pakistan's once-ridiculed transgender community fight elections for first time
- Senegal: WELDD West Africa Feminist Leadership Workshop
- Kuwait: Female Arab scientists urge defence of women's rights
- Rights Must Be At the Center of the Family Planning Summit: Civil Society Declaration
- VNC Statement: The Vatican's Crackdown Against the Nuns Is Unacceptable and Deplorable
- International: Statement of Feminist and Women's Organisations on the very Limited and Concerning Results of the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women
- United Kingdom: Take Action in Support of Gita Sahgal
- Iran: WLUML Supports Call for Solidarity: Freedom and Gender Equality in Iran
- Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media: Indicators to Gauge Gender Sensitivity in Media Operations and Content
- Across the World: A Girl’s Right to Learn Without Fear
- Learning from Women to Create Gender Inclusive Cities
- Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls
- Afghan Women: Towards Bonn and Beyond