Posted on 09 March 2010 by admin
Breaking the Silence: Sexual Violence in Cambodia/AI Report
By Marwaan Macan-Markar
BANGKOK, Mar 9, 2010 (IPS) – Cambodia‚Äôs new penal code, which comes into force later this year, should be accompanied by stronger law enforcement measures if the country‚Äôs women and girls are to be better protected from rape, says the global rights lobby Amnesty International (AI). Continue Reading
Posted on 02 March 2010 by admin
For Hseng Noung, women are a key part of Burma' struggle. Credit:The Irrawaddy
Marwaan Macan-Markar interviews HSENG NOUNG, women‚Äôs right activist from Burma
CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Feb 26, 2010 (IPS) – Women who fled conflict and oppression in military-ruled Burma have become a potent political force during their lives in exile, says a leading women‚Äôs rights activist from the South-east Asian country‚Äôs Shan ethnic minority.
Posted on 01 March 2010 by admin
Since 2000, gender equality and women‚Äôs rights advocates have been saying that progress on normative frameworks and agreements has been steady, but that implementation has lagged far behind.