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    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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    IWD: Keeping Girls Safe at Home, at School and in Their Communities

    08 Mar 2012


    By Equality Now*

    “To be able to realise their full potential in society as women, girls need to be empowered to raise their voices against injustices committed against them and they need a system that will support their quest for justice.”

    Young girls in the village of Sonu Khan Almani in Pakistan's Sindh province perform most of the household chores, like making bread. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS

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    IWD: How the Kafala System is Failing Domestic Workers in the Middle East

    08 Mar 2012


    By Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau*

    “For developing countries, female migrants are becoming the main export as the labour market demand for a new form of modern-day slavery – domestic servitude – increases in the Middle East.”

    Libyan domestic worker Hawiyah Awal. Credit: Simba Russeau/IPS

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    IWD: Women’s Empowerment in Traditional Communities

    08 Mar 2012


    By Melina Lito*

    “I am often caught between what my traditional community expects of me as a woman, and what I want to achieve in a society with a plethora of opportunities.”

    Bolivian Quechua leader in meeting on women's access to land. Credit: Franz Chávez/IPS

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    IWD: Visualising Gender and Media

    08 Mar 2012


    By Mapping Global Media Policy*

    “This is the first global initiative that adopts an innovative approach – data collection, organisation and visualisation – concerning [gender and media].”

    Gender and Media Sunburst. Credit: Mapping Global Media Policy

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