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Campaign aims to issue national IDs for 2 million Egyptian women (thedailynewsegypt.com)

thedailynewsegypt.com reports: CAIRO: A national campaign to issue national IDs for 2 million Egyptian women kicked off in Qaliubiya, dubbed “Your National ID: Your Rights.” “Our objective is to issue IDs for women so they can practice their political rights and have access to a variety of services such as education, healthcare and other social […]

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Morocco protest against rape-marriage law (BBC News)

The BBC reports: Several hundred women’s rights activists have demonstrated outside Morocco’s parliament to demand the repeal of a law on sexual violence. Morocco’s penal code allows a rapist to marry his victim if she is a minor as a way of avoiding prosecution. A 16-year-old girl, Amina Filali, killed herself a week ago after […]

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Egypt orgs call on SCAF to allocate 30 percent of Constituent Assembly for women (bikyamasr)

bikyamasr reports: CAIRO: The, which is made up of 450 associations and NGOs, sent a letter to the ruling military junta calling for the representation of women in the Constituent Assembly to draft the constitution, with a percentage of not less than 30 percent. It stressed the need for a “fair representation of women in […]

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Egypt’s Feminists Prepare for a Long Battle (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera Reports: With a tumultuous year behind it, Egypt is bracing for a fresh start – but this new democracy carries some old baggage, including the classic challenge of the marginalisation of the country’s women. With conservative groups such as Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood winning majority votes in the new government after decades of either being banned from elections or relegated to the […]

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National Action Party of Mexico Selects First Woman Presidential Candidate (BBC News)

The BBC reports: Mexico’s governing conservative party has for the first time selected a woman candidate to run in the country’s presidential election. Former education minister Josefina Vazquez Mota beat Ernesto Cordero, the preferred candidate of Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Read article here.

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Women, War, & Peace (The American Prospect)

The American Prospect reports: By E.J.Graff …the international policy community knows that, on average, women tend to invest in their families while men spend their money on themselves. And that if women are involved in peacemaking and national rebuilding, that peace is more stable than if it were all organized by men. Read the full […]

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