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    Gender Masala - Notes on gender - A spicy mix

    This blog brings out the flavour of gender issues, from the network of IPS writers and friends. Gender Masala is part of the Inter Press Service project Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality. Check it at www.ips.org/mdg3/


    CSW 56: Week Two

    09 Mar 2012

    Catch up on our coverage from the past week, below, as the United Nations’ 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women comes to a close. Click here for coverage from week one.

    Female construction workers in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian women have been making headway in traditionally male-dominated fields. Credit: Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS

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    ITALY: It’s a Lot Worse Than Sex Parties

    14 Feb 2011

    By Sabina Zaccaro
    ROME, Feb 14 (IPS) The demonstration by an estimated million women across
    Italy Sunday points to
    a continuing denial of fair opportunities for women at work.

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    Q&A: Political Support Needs Financial Backing

    11 Feb 2011

    Rousbeh Legatis interviews NORAH MATOVU-WINYI, Executive Director, African
    Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)
    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) "The agenda for women’s rights and
    empowerment in each country must be
    supported by the political leadership," says Norah Matovu-Winyi,
    Executive
    Director, African Women’s Development and Communication Network
    (FEMNET).

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    WORLD SOCIAL FORUM: Fisheries Need Transparent Regulation

    11 Feb 2011

    By Isolda Agazzi
    DAKAR, Feb 11 (IPS) Senegalese fishers participating in the 2011 World
    Social Forum (WSF) warned
    governments to "wake up to the ethical and transparent regulation of
    access to
    fisheries" to halt the overexploitation of this increasingly scarce
    resource.

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    Arab Women Lead the Charge

    11 Feb 2011

    By Emad Mekay
    CAIRO, Feb 11 (IPS) Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26-year-old Egyptian woman who two
    weeks ago had only
    one name, now boasts at least three. These include "A woman worth 100
    men",
    "The girl who crushed Mubarak" and "The leader of the
    Egyptian revolution".

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    SOUTH AFRICA: Rising Leader With Her Feet on the Ground

    10 Feb 2011

    Fatima Asmal interviews ZANELE MAGWAZA-MSIBI, leader of South
    Africa's National Freedom Party
    DURBAN, Feb 10 (IPS) Zanele Magwaza-Msibi is a woman with a mission: to
    serve the people of South Africa. She is poised to become leader of South
    Africa's newest political party, the National Freedom Party (NFP),
    after breaking away from the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), where she served
    as national chairperson.

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    SRI LANKA: Garment Industry Woos Women Workers

    10 Feb 2011

    By Feizal Samath
    COLOMBO, Feb 10 (IPS) Sri Lanka’s garment industry has launched a
    multi-million rupee campaign to
    bring in female workers shunning the country’s most profitable
    sector for better
    paying jobs.

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    PAKISTAN: Divided Between the Mullah and the Model

    09 Feb 2011

    By Zofeen Ebrahim
    KARACHI, Feb 9 (IPS) A spat between a Pakistani actress and an Islamic
    leader has emerged as a vivid
    revelation of a deep split across the nation between different sets of
    values.

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    Surviving the Sexist Genocide in Guatemala

    08 Feb 2011

    By Danilo Valladares
    GUATEMALA CITY, Feb 8 (IPS) "He would punch my head all the time,
    pull my hair, smack and kick me. And he would make me wear long sleeves to
    hide the bruises; even on my wedding day I had a black and blue mark on my
    arm," Heidi Velásquez told IPS in Guatemala.

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