[empower] women’s activism

Affected by the murder of Italian artist Pippa Bucca, 21 Turkish women are taking part in a 296-km bike ride from Beirut to Palestine this May, and dedicate their ride to her and peace.
"India is a country where marriage is considered sacred, so it is hardly a surprise that there is no word in Hindi for divorce. But increasing numbers of women trapped in unhappy relationships are finding a way out."
A campaign to protect domestic workers from abuse and exploitation challenges employers to ‘Put Yourself in Her Shoes’.
"Sisterhood" is the collective name for a mixtape project of previously unreleased songs written by young up and coming female Muslim rappers, singers and poetesses from the UK, Europe and US.
Residents of a western Baghdad neighbourhood have said militant groups in the area are hunting down women and killing them, and have appealed to parliament to do something, a member of parliament (MP) said on 22 April, 2008.
The Fiji Women's Crisis Centre is calling for a safer environment for women and children.
New death threats have been sent to Ms. Shirin Ebadi, Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Price winner.
An eight-year-old girl decided last week to go the Sana’a West Court to prosecute her father, who forced her to marry a 30-year-old man.
Hundreds of civil society activists in Iran have signed an open letter calling for the release of women's rights defender Khadijeh Moghaddam.
Somali women’s rights activist Hawa Aden Mohamed has been selected to receive the prestigious 2008 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award for international human rights defenders, Human Rights First announced today.
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