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    Muslim Women: Building Institutions, Creating Change

    28 May 2009


    Hundreds of Muslim women activists, academics, scholars, lawyers and community leaders from around the globe will meet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between July 16 and 20, 2009 to build the infrastructure and network for Muslim women to join together, challenge the distorted interpretations of Islam and to increase the socio-economic self-determination of Muslim women in society.
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    ROMANIA: Media Spotlight on Domestic Violence

    11 Apr 2009


    By Claudia Ciobanu
    BUCHAREST, Apr 11 (IPS) Campaigners in Romania have very effectively used
    the media to break the public silence around the issue of domestic
    violence against women, and lobby for changes in laws.

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    Gender and rural employment: Differentiated pathways out of poverty

    01 Apr 2009


    FAO, IFAD and ILO are organizing a three-day technical expert workshop on “Gaps, trends and current research in gender dimensions of agricultural and rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty”, which will be held in Rome, from 31 March to 2 April 2009.

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    DR-CONGO: Electronics Firms Urged to Boycott ”Blood Minerals” Marina Litvinsky

    01 Apr 2009


    WASHINGTON, Apr 1 (IPS) – The world’s mass consumption of cell phones, laptops and other electronics fuels widespread sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a new study released Wednesday by the non-profit Enough Project that echoes what many human rights activists and humanitarian workers have been saying for years.
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