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Women’s Suffrage Day in New Zealand

Women’s Suffrage Day in New Zealand | gender | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a time in New Zealand where things were not as equal as they are now, but this has historically been the case. Prior to 1893, voting in New Zealand elections was a solely male ...
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Saudi women seek right to drive

Saudi women seek right to drive | gender | Scoop.it
A campaign for Saudi women's right to drive calls for a day of action on 26 October, in defiance of the informal ban on female motorists.
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Women rule: 18 female leaders worldwide (PHOTOS)

Women rule: 18 female leaders worldwide (PHOTOS) | gender | Scoop.it
Not so long ago, women didn't have the right to vote. Now, they're ruling the world.
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A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It's Pretty Fantastic.

A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It's Pretty Fantastic. | gender | Scoop.it
This is what male feminism looks like.
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The World Before Her: women learning to kill or wear a bikini in India - video extracts

The World Before Her: women learning to kill or wear a bikini in India - video extracts | gender | Scoop.it
Nisha Pahuja's documentary contrasts a Hindu nationalist training camp where girls are trained to kill in self-defence and the bikini-clad women of the Miss India pageant
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a though-provoking video of gender inequality in India

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The Fifth Columnist: "The egalitarian rage awakened"

The Fifth Columnist: "The egalitarian rage awakened" | gender | Scoop.it
Living in New York I’m surrounded by all sorts of liberals and leftists, so it’s hardly surprising that I’m constantly finding myself in incredibly frustrating conversations about politics (granted...
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How the Civil Rights Movement Launched the Fight for LGBT, Women's Equality - PBS NewsHour

How the Civil Rights Movement Launched the Fight for LGBT, Women's Equality - PBS NewsHour | gender | Scoop.it
How the Civil Rights Movement Launched the Fight for LGBT, Women's Equality
PBS NewsHour
The civil rights movement didn't just promote equality for African-Americans. It was also a social justice springboard for other causes.
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Rawya Ateya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rawya Ateya[I] (Arabic: راوية عطية‎, 19 April 1926 – 9 May 1997) was an Egyptian woman who became the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world in 1957.[2][3]

Rawya Ateya was born in Giza Governorate on 19 April 1926. She grew up in a politically active family. Her father was the secretary-general of the liberal Wafd Party in Gharbia, and his political activities led to his incarceration.[citation needed] Ateya herself took part in demonstrations from a very early age, and she was injured during the 1939 anti-British protests.[citation needed] She continued her studies to an advanced level, which was highly unusual for Egyptian girls at the time.[citation needed] She obtained several university degrees in various fields: a license in letters from Cairo University in 1947, a diploma in education and psychology, a master's degree in journalism and a diploma in Islamic studies.[citation needed] She worked as a teacher for 15 years and had a brief six-month stint as a journalist.[2]

In 1956, Ateya became the first woman to be commissioned as an officer in the Liberation Army. She played an active role in the Suez War, during which Egypt was invaded by the United Kingdom, France and Israel. She helped train 4,000 women in first aid and nursing amid the war.[2] Ateya held the rank of captain in a women's commando unit.[4] During the October War of 1973, she chaired the Society of Families of Martyrs and Soldiers, which earned her the nickname of "mother of the martyred combatants."[5] She obtained several military awards from the Egyptian state, notably the badge of the Third Army, the Medallion of 6 October and the medal of the armed forces.[2]

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Durga Vahini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Durga Vahini (Army of Durga) is the women's wing of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP). It was established in 1991 and its founding chairperson is Sadhvi Rithambara. The Vishva Hindu Parishad states the purpose of the Durga Vahini is to encourage more women to participate in prayer meetings and in cultural activities. Kalpana Vyash, a senior leader of the organization, said that the Durga Vahini members dedicate themselves "to physical, mental and knowledge development".[1] The aim of the organization is to establish Hindu solidarity by helping Hindu families during the time of hardship and by providing social services.[2] According to Vyash, the total membership of the group is 8,000 as of 2002, and 1,000 members are from Ahmedabad.[1]

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UN Women: A new mandate for gender equality

Michelle Bachelet launches UN Women in the UK and outlines the organisation's ambitious goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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India gang rape trial: Live Report

India gang rape trial: Live Report | gender | Scoop.it
 AFP IS CLOSING THE LIVE REPORT ON the India gang rape trial. A court in Delhi sentenced four men to death for the fatal gang rape of a physiotherapy student on board a
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After 8 years of restraining the use of capital punishment, India finally uses capital unishment on the convicted of India gang rape case, a ray of hope for women, which for many years lived in oppression.

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Senate Opposes 30 Percent Gender Equality - AllAfrica.com

Senate Opposes 30 Percent Gender Equality - AllAfrica.com | gender | Scoop.it
Senate Opposes 30 Percent Gender Equality AllAfrica.com Heated debate erupted on the floor in the Senate on Thursday after some Senators strongly opposed a provision in the election reform law that requires political parties to ensure thirty...
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