Archive for July, 2010

Japanese women are tackling gender discrimination

Posted on July 26, 2010, by drini, under gender.

Junko FukazawaGender expert and representative of Human Service Centre, a non profit organization.

By Junko Fukazawa

As a women`s rights activist the fight for equal rights for women alongside men in Japan has been a rocky road. But today I must say, we have come a long way towards achieving our goal. Let me explain by telling the readers about progress made on eradicating domestic violence. (more…)


Women and War

Posted on July 13, 2010, by mercedes, under Gender Masala.

Suvendrini Kakuchi


Rajini and Japanese trainer.

Rajini, 32, lives in a one room tin shack with her mother, younger sister and a mentally handicapped younger brother. Hailing from Jaffna, Sri Lanka`s northern peninsula that was the centre of the now ended thirty-year old ethnic war in the country, the young woman symbolizes both the suffering of innocent civilians during conflict as well as the other amazing side of destruction—enduring courage and determination to survive despite all odds. (more…)