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Keyword results for: gender equality

Canada May Focus on Rights of Women in Afghanistan

By: Tobi Cohen Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible nonmilitary, post-combat role for Canada as politicians and activists debate the future of the costly mission in Afghanistan. While the focus has shifted in recent days toward an 11thhour decision to keep as many as 1,000 troops in Afghanistan until 2014 […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 14, 2010

Gender Jihad: Enhancing Female Access in Politics

Donna Kennedy-Glans – Yemen’s 2006 election was not only a barometer of pluralism in the Arab world, but also, a barometer of hope within Yemen. The September 2006 election results in Yemen mark the first time in modern Arab history that a president was seriously contested by an opponent with substantial popular support. The election […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | September 30, 2010

The “Ten-Dollar Talib” and Women’s Rights

by Human Rights Watch This 65-page report addresses the potential challenges to women’s rights posed by future government agreements with insurgent forces. The report describes how in areas under Taliban control, women are often subjected to threats, intimidation and violence, girls’ education is targeted, and women political leaders and activists are attacked and killed with […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 13, 2010

Peeling Your Gender Onion Speech

by Donna Kennedy-Glans When you see pictures of fully veiled women in ultra conservative Muslim countries, you may be tempted to conclude that the men in these countries see women as powerless.  Well, that theory about the weaker sex has been blown wide open!  A senior cleric in Iran is convinced that last month’s earthquakes […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , | May 14, 2010

Unveiling the Breath Book Review

By Donna Kennedy-Glans The French diarist Anaïs Nin once said that “We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.” Donna Kennedy-Glans, a self-identified white Christian woman of some privilege, has undertaken a noble effort to see, feel and comprehend things as they are for Islamic people in Unveiling the Breath: […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , | April 24, 2010

Much alike

by Ayoub Ateefa Re: “Child bride dies of internal bleeding in Yemen,” Herald Online, April 8. Like most Yemeni people, I condemn crimes committed against a child. Although marriage under age is common in Yemen, child brides are not part of the Yemeni culture. According to the Yemeni Polling Centre, 63.3 percent of Yemeni men […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | April 19, 2010

Child bride dies of internal bleeding in Yemen

By Tamara Walid A 13-year-old Yemeni girl died three days after marrying a man twice her age, due to internal bleeding following intercourse, a Yemeni human rights group and UNICEF said. The girl’s death comes amid ongoing debate on whether to set a minimum age for brides in Yemen, where human rights groups say one in […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | April 8, 2010

Legal path leads to helping women of Yemen

by Laurie Bursch “It was the president of Yemen who looked me in the eyes and said, ‘Why are you quitting this company? You need to continue to do this kind of work that you’re doing. We need help in Yemen because we have educated our females in the last 10 years but we don’t […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | March 30, 2010

Beauty to cover up in pageant

by Terri Saunders OTTAWA – When Maria Al-Masani was a little girl growing up in Yemen, she would often find herself glued to her family’s TV watching beauty pageants from around the world. “Here I was, a girl in a very conservative country, wearing a niqab and watching these beautiful women in these ball gowns […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | March 18, 2010

Putting Gender Equality on the Business and Human Rights Agenda

by Kathryn Dovey This week the United Nations is launching a set of Women’s Empowerment Principles as part of events to mark International Women’s Day 2010. The principles – an initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) – are a code of conduct for companies on gender […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | March 10, 2010

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