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The Syrian Uprising through the Eyes of Syrian Women

Posted by Artemis on April 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Posted 17 March 2014 22:53 GMT


This post was previously published on Syria Untold.

March 15 marks the anniversary of the popular uprising against tyranny in Syria. A few days before that date in 2011, Syrian citizens were already demonstrating in front o...

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This is truly astonishing!

Posted by Artemis on April 10, 2014 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

This is a MUST READ for anyone concerned with Women's Rights.


Normally, we would reproduce the entire article here but the website in question does not allow this, so we can only apppend the link and ask you visit it for yourself.

What you will find is truly astonishing.

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Measuring self-worth in units of male approval: Marriage in India

Posted by Artemis on April 5, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


By Vidyut/Guest Blogger — January 23, 2014

While women’s rights in India have begun to make news this year, we are barely off the starting line yet. The news includes domestic and international outrage over the gang rapes of stran...

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Syrian women are a victim of men's war

Posted by Artemis on March 30, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Analysis: The Arab Spring gave women an opportunity to break through the cycle of oppression and fight for their rights. The failure of their protest symbolizes the failure of the entire Syrian revolution.

BY Dr. Yaron Friedman

Veiled women arrived at a roadblock in northern Syria. Fighters from the Daash organization (the Islam...

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'A nation cannot be free until its women are free'

Posted by Artemis on March 22, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Despite positive steps towards gender equality, South African women still face severe threats of violence.

Last updated: 10 Mar 2014 11:47

Zubeda Dangor

Zubeda Dangor is the Executive Director of Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development.

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The Index: Sexualized Violence at Home, December 2013

Posted by Artemis on March 17, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)


By Lauren Wolfe/Director — December 3, 2013

Percent of women worldwide who have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexualized violence in their lifetime: 35

Perpetrators of rape of women since age 18 that are men (as a percent): 10...

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'Why Won't You Educate Me About Feminism?'

Posted by Artemis on March 10, 2014 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)


22 Feb

He doesn’t hate women.

Above and beyond everything else, he wants you to know this: he does not hate women.

He has two daughters, for god’s sake, and a wife that he adores beyond anything else, and a sister that he texts every day and a mother who is the strongest person that he’s ever known – yes, stronger than any of the men he’s met. So don’t think that t...

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International Women's Day

Posted by Artemis on March 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

March 08th is International Women's Day.

The theme this year, chosen by the UN, is "Inspiring Change".

Strategy4Development offers two humble contributions towards inspiring change.

First, an excellent article from "Elle" entitled "15 Books That Changed Women Forever"

Secondly, an inspiring song from one of our favourite artists - Peter Gabriel - entitled "Shaking The Tree".

Please enjoy both!


15 Books ...

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It's a Man's Lebanon

Posted by Artemis on February 22, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)


February 17, 2014 by Gino

While sitting in the smartly decorated, adorable apartment of Dounia in the Upper West Side of Mahattan, I sigh with relief that I’m not in Lebanon. Yet I cannot but let my thoughts drift away to that hellish piece of 10452km2 divided land, even as I gaze up at t...

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From Analog to Digital: The Revolution Against the Patriarchal World Order

Posted by Artemis on February 21, 2014 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)


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Jan 25, 2014 at 10:19 am


By Meltem Arikan

In the analog era, our perception was sh...

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