Afghanistan Parliament Blocks Anti-Violence Against Women Law

The Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women, a 2009 mandate approved by President Hamid Karzai's decree that aims to protect women's rights — specifically, one that bans child marriage and the practice of "baad," selling and buying women to settle disputes — was shot down in Afghani Parliament today. » 5/18/13 4:30pm 5/18/13 4:30pm

Pakistan's Female Voters Struggle To Make It To The Polls Today

Today is Pakistan's Parliament voting day, and many of the 37 million registered female voters are defying militant groups' death threats and social ostracism to get their say on paper. Recent research as the voting day neared found that 564 out of the 64,000 polling districts hadn't seen a single female vote in the… » 5/11/13 4:00pm 5/11/13 4:00pm

Dastardly Canadian Politician Attempts to Bring the Personhood Debate…

America has a lot in common with Canada, its sister to the north, but our approach to the abortion debate is not one of them. While America is like an angry giant, busy trying to block access to abortion in every possible way, Canada is a gentle giant, sitting up there cool as a cucumber. There are certainly those who… » 4/27/12 12:00pm 4/27/12 12:00pm

Bette Davis Gets Stamp'd • Rwanda Women Dominate The Parliament

• A 42-cent commemorative stamp » 9/17/08 5:30pm 9/17/08 5:30pm will be released tomorrow in Boston featuring a portrait of real-life and fictional , Bette Davis. Think the mail her stamps are on will have a bumpy ride? • According the preliminary election results, Rwanda will be the first country where ; females have taken 44 of the 80 seats. •…

Sexist Advertising: Would Banning Or Boycotts Be More Effective?

Last week, the British Parliament called for » 9/08/08 12:00pm 9/08/08 12:00pm "zero-tolerance" on sexist advertising. Their intent is to encourage the industry to improve. According to their report, stereotypes in advertising can "straitjacket women, men, girls and boys by restricting individuals to predetermined and artificial roles that are often…

British Politician Says Date Rape Is No Big Whoop

Former Tory Minister of Parliament John Redwood has much of Britain up in arms this week over comments he made about date rape. In a blog post published last Friday, the politician, a crony of Conservative party leader David Cameron, slammed the opposing Labour Party for its "doctrine of equivalence", which treats… » 12/18/07 9:30am 12/18/07 9:30am