[empower] women’s activism

In this new book, Margot Badran poses the questions, "Islamic feminism. What is it? Where did it arise? From within or from without? Is it "legitimate"? What are its aims?"
The World Social Forum will be here in January next year. Kenya has no idea what is about to hit it - thousands upon thousands of activists from different social movements all around the world.
We are pleased to announce that the third Feminist Dialogues, "Transforming Democracy: Feminist Visions and Strategies" will be held from 17-19 January 2007, in Nairobi, Kenya just prior to the next World Social Forum.
The Minister of Justice and spokesman for the Judiciary, Mr. Jamal Karimi-Rad, is the first Iranian judicial authority who has made official remarks in reaction to the Stop Stoning Forever campaign. In a press conference held on November 21, 2006, he denied that stoning is practiced as a punishment in Iran.
2006 marks the 16th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign! Since 1991, the 16 Days campaign has worked to increase the visibility of violence against women as a human rights violation.
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