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Jordan: Parliament Rejects Law To Criminalize Honor Killings

Jordan: Parliament Rejects Law To Criminalize Honor Killings – Brief Article “The Jordanian parliament on November 21 rejected a government proposal to amend a law which grants leniency to those who kill women in so-called ‘honor crimes.’ Women activists responded by saying they will continue their fight to change the law (Rana Husseini, Amman Jordan […]

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Europe: traditional love and marriage restrictions obsolete – Reports From Around the World: Europe

Europe: traditional love and marriage restrictions obsolete – Reports From Around the World: Europe – Brief Article “Oslo: Bjorn Lindahl and Nina Kjolaas do not feel inclined to declare their love in front of some anonymous official in a municipal building, or in a church. So they have never married – not when they moved […]

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USA: Air Force Academy board ignored sexual assault 20 years – Reports from around the world: Americas – reprint of a New York Times article of June 16, 2003 – Brief Article

USA: Air Force Academy board ignored sexual assault 20 years – Reports from around the world: Americas – reprint of a New York Times article of June 16, 2003 – Brief Article – Reprint THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 2003 “The board overseeing the Air Force Academy heard reports of sexual assaults and misconduct […]

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World Health Organization: Vacancies

World Health Organization: Vacancies – Brief Article PERSONNEL OFFICE, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland Below is a list of typical vacancies. Due to lack of space, only limited information can be supplied with each vacancy. For a complete listing, including qualification requirements and other details, please contact the above Personnel Office with the […]

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Women’s Human Rights: World Report 2002 – events of 2001

Women’s Human Rights: World Report 2002 – events of 2001 – Women and Human Rights HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, WOMEN’S RIGHTS DIVISION 350 Fifth Ave., 34th Floor New York, NY 10118-3299 fax: 212-736-1300 e-mail: hrwnyc@hrw.org (Also in Washington DC, UK and Belgium) CONTENTS: “Introduction // Human Rights Developments // Women’s Status in the Family // Labor […]

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India: Research Centre for Women’s Studies—Women’s University

India: Research Centre for Women’s Studies—Women’s University – Reports from around the world: Asia and Pacific RESEARCH CENTRE FOR WOMEN’S STUDIES, S.N.D.T. WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY. Sir Vithaldas Vidyavihar, Juhu Campus, Juhu Rd., MUMBAI (Bombay)–400 049 INDIA “Established in 1974, the Research Centre for Women’s Studies (RCWS) has pioneered the introduction of Women’s Studies in the Indian […]

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World Food Program Wants To Put Women In Charge Of Food Assistance

World Food Program Wants To Put Women In Charge Of Food Assistance – Brief Article FROM SYNFEV2 [less than]synfev2@enda.sn[greater than], B.P. 3370, Dakar, SENEGAL (translated from French) The World Food Program (WFP) reported that worldwide three quarters of those who need food help due to war, natural disasters or extreme poverty are women and children. […]

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Faltering Asian Economy Pushes Women To Prostitution, Suicide

Faltering Asian Economy Pushes Women To Prostitution, Suicide – Brief Article UN WIRE (Oct. 29, 1999): http://www.unfoundation.org “Four years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, ‘there is little sign of improvement in the lives of Asian women, with the regional economic crisis prompting a rise in prostitution, suicide and poverty,’ experts warned […]

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Saudi Arabia: women face unemployment and complex choices

Saudi Arabia: women face unemployment and complex choices – Reports from around the world: Middle East and Africa FROM ‘NEWSHEET’, SHIRKAT GAH, WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTRE P.O. Box 5192, Lahore, PAKISTAN “Saudi women eager for higher education and a window on the world have an ally at the center of power in the conservative kingdom. In […]

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Editorial: women communication and change

Editorial: women communication and change – Editorial Publishing WIN NEWS since 1975 (International Women’s Year) has been a unique experience from which we have learned much that we would like to share. Even though the internet now seems to take over communication, it is clear that the printed word will never lose its importance worldwide. […]