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More Women Journalists Doesn’t Mean More Gender Awareness

Posted on 04 March 2010 by admin

Ammu Joseph. Credit:Ammu Joseph

Ranjit Devraj interviews AMMU JOSEPH, Indian journalist, author and media watcher.

NEW DELHI, Mar 4, 2010 (IPS) – Young Indian women are taking to journalism in droves, but Ammu Joseph, author of several authoritative books on women in media, believes that these numbers do not necessarily translate into gender awareness. Continue Reading

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Saudi Arabia Faulted for Feudal Justice

Posted on 02 March 2010 by admin

Taina Bien-Aimé heads Equality Now, which reports that more than 25 countries have either repealed or amended laws that were clearly discriminatory against women. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 2 (IPS/TerraViva) Against the backdrop of a two-week U.N. meeting on gender empowerment, the London-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has blasted the government of Saudi Arabia for its feudal system of justice where women continue to be victimised because of their gender. Continue Reading

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CHILE: First Woman President Scores Points on Gender Front

Posted on 02 March 2010 by admin

President Michelle Bachelet greeted warmly by supporters. Credit:Alex Ibáñez/Presidencia de Chile

By Daniela Estrada*

SANTIAGO, Mar 2, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – When Chile elected Michelle Bachelet as its first woman president in 2005, thousands of women celebrated the historic victory as their own personal triumph, proudly marching in the streets wearing mock presidential sashes. Today, men and women both recognise the concrete and symbolic progress achieved in gender issues under her administration.
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BOLIVIA: Cash for Checkups to Slash Maternal Deaths

Posted on 02 March 2010 by admin

Dr. Walter Soria examines a 10-month-old baby girl. Credit:Franz Chávez/IPS

Franz Chávez – IPS/TerraViva

LA PAZ, Mar 2 (IPS) – A social programme in Bolivia that prevents the deaths of two mothers a day from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth is making headway despite administrative difficulties, and has the potential to cut the alarmingly high maternal mortality rate in this country by up to 80 percent in just five years. Continue Reading

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