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Date Set for Saudi Women to Take the Wheel

Date Set for Saudi Women to Take the Wheel

by / on 14/10/2013, 11:17 / in Women rights

When a single woman is oppressed, abused or denied basic rights, all women suffer. It’s why we should carefully follow a Saudi Arabian woman’s fight for the right to drive. With a date of 26 October set for what is hoped to be a slew of women’s first foray behind the wheel, the campaign has already received over 11,000 Twitter […]

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Keeping Our Women & Children Safe

Keeping Our Women & Children Safe

by / on 24/08/2013, 11:14 / in Women rights

Women’s Aid works to keep all women and children safe. They are a national domestic violence charity with services across the country. They help up to a quarter million women and children escape abusive, dangerous situations annually. Every year the organisation presents the Empowering Women Awards. These honours celebrate amazing achievements and the bravery of women affected by domestic violence […]

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Are Women Politically Deficit?

Are Women Politically Deficit?

by / on 16/07/2013, 11:18 / in Women rights

According to a recent study by the Economic and Social Research Council, regardless of region or gender equality, women appear to know less about politics. The study focused on ten developed and developing nations. The researchers hoped to reach a broad range of diversity by including the UK, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, Norway and the US. Both sexes […]

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Young Women Ask Guatemalan Congress to Raise Age to Marry

Young Women Ask Guatemalan Congress to Raise Age to Marry

by / on 05/07/2013, 11:19 / in Women rights

The Guatemalan Congress is considering raising the minimum age for getting married to 18 years from the current 14. The request came from a group of young women looking to protect girls from violence and abuse that crops up in these circumstances. It has been found that the current minimum age is seen by many men as a legal opportunity […]

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Taliban Victim Receives EU’s Top Prize

Taliban Victim Receives EU’s Top Prize

by / on 11/04/2013, 11:20 / in Women rights

The Pakistani schoolgirl and activist that was shot in the head by the Taliban has been awarded the Sakharov Human Rights Prize by the European Parliament. The honour is presented annually to the memory of Soviet dissident and physicist Andrei Sakharov. It is considered Europe’s top human rights prize. 16 year old Malala Yousafzai was targeted by the terrorist organization […]

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Powerful British Women: Queen Elizabeth II

A New List of Powerful British Women

by / on 15/02/2013, 11:16 / in Women rights

The Telegraph recently released its list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Britain. As usual, it’s a fascinating smorgasbord of inspiring figures in politics, sports, law, medicine, entertainment, fashion and more. Included on this year’s list is actress Joanna Lumley. The former model, author and star of Absolutely Fabulous has given a whole new meaning to influential by diving into politics and helping […]

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