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  • A program of IPS Inter Press Service supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund

    Q&A: “To Be An Independent Activist Was One Of My Dreams”

    20 Apr 2009

    Jiyoung LeeAn interviews YUAN FENG, a feminist activist from China.

    SEOUL, Apr 20 (IPS) As an activist in China, Yuan Feng actively advocates
    women’s rights. Yuan is now the director of Combating Domestic
    Violence against Women and a leading figure of Gender and Development
    (GAD) group in China. She visited South Korea to join a newly established
    feminist network, Network for GloCal Activism and School of Feminism.
    Excerpts from the interview.

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    CIVIL SOCIETY: New Feminist Network for ‘Glocal’ Activism

    20 Apr 2009

    By Jiyoung LeeAn

    SEOUL, Apr 20 (IPS) Feminist activists have adopted ‘glocal’, a relatively new geolexical construct, to bridge activism from across Asia, Latin America and Africa.

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    RIGHTS-AUSTRALIA: Parliament Tightens Protest Ban at Secretive Spy Base

    14 Apr 2009

    By Stephen de Tarczynski
    MELBOURNE, Apr 14 (IPS) Despite ongoing community concerns over the highly
    secretive Pine Gap spy station in central Australia, the nation’s
    parliament has moved to effectively ban protest at the joint
    Australia-United States base.

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    PAKISTAN: A Marriage of Convenience?

    11 Apr 2009

    By Zofeen Ebrahim
    KARACHI, Apr 11 (IPS) Pakistan’s Mukhtaran Mai, who gained global
    acclaim for daring to take her rapists to court, announced her marriage
    last month to an already married police constable.

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    NEPAL: Displaced Choose Urban Homelessness Over Rural Insecurity

    09 Apr 2009

    By Renu Kshetry
    KATHMANDU, Apr 9 (IPS) Bishnu Maya Dahal, 51, dreams of going back to her
    village in eastern Nepal.

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    Why Women Count – Nepal

    05 Mar 2009