Hey Global Feminists!
Below are a list of links to blog post and news stories about what other global feminists were up to this past week. But we also want to know: what have you been reading/writing this week? Share your own link love in the comments!
- villages in action (Texas in Africa) “Villages in Action will feature speakers, panels, music, and all the other sorts of activities that one sees at a fancy summit. The only difference here is that the voices will be those of people who actually live in poverty, who know what it is like to live on $1-2/day, and who some how figure out how to raise children and get by in the most difficult of circumstances. In other words, the experts.”
- 10 Things You Can Learn From A Nigerian (Atlanta Post) 1. How To Write A Universal Literary Gem Set in Africa 2. How To Make Art A Weapon for Revolution…
- African Youth Day: The African Dream (Amplify)
- Small energy projects empowers women at the grass-root level (Gender Masala)
- Myanmar Feminist Politician and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, Released from House Arrest, After Seven and a Half Years!!! Hurray!!!!! (A Radical Profeminist) Probably my favorite article title of the week. Also read Global reaction to Suu Kyi release (Al Jazeera)
- Family Minister Schröder locked in blazing feminism row (The Local)
- Balkans: Rape Victims Fight a Mostly Losing Battle (IPS News)
- Straight Couple Denied Civil Partnership (Change.org’s Gay Rights Blog)
- Argentina’s Gay Community Campaigning For Gender Identity Law (Bernama)
- UCSC professor explores feminicide in Latin America (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
- Iran: Rights Defender Dedicates Award to Women Activists (AlertNet) “Iranian women in prison today include human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, and students… What they have in common is their relentless pursuit of justice, at great risk to themselves, their families, and their reputations.”
- Interview with Naqa’a: Saudi Women Fighting For The Environment (Green Prophet)
- Muslim Grrrls (Guernica) “After successfully employing Islamic law in the U.S. court system, our writer realizes that Sharia and feminism aren’t always mutually exclusive.”
- A challenge to heterosexual women coaches and athletes: Speak up and out (Women Talk Sports)
- Girls’ First Sexual Encounters Are More Likely to Be Unprotected. How About We Ask Why? (The Curvature) “I can’t quite wrap my head around that. We’re talking about young women being raped, and calling it risky behavior. We’re talking about young women being raped, and asking questions about condom use. We’re talking about young women being raped, and the biggest concern at the front of our minds is about STDs. We’re talking about young women being raped, and we’re asking why they don’t know any better?”
- After 40,000 years, recognition for Aboriginal people beckons (The Independent) A referendum is to be held on whether to amend the constitution to recognize Aboriginal people as the country’s original inhabitants.
- EXCLUSIVE How War Trounces Women’s Rights (WMC Blog) “In her new book Unmaking War, Remaking Men, feminist sociologist Kathleen Barry argues that by demanding a violent and aggressive masculinity—literally making men expendable—war precludes equality for women.”
- The Fourth Annual International Congress On Islamic Feminism (Muslimah Media Watch)
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