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Family Service Toronto
FST is a non-profit social service agency offering a wide range of counselling and support programs in 13 locations across the City of Toronto. Since 1914, FST has been assisting individuals, families and communities through couns...

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Nepalese journalist and women's rights activist brutally murdered
2009-01-12
Uma Singh, a Nepalese journalist and human rights activist who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM was brutually murdered on January 11.

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Daughters of India Violated and Abused
A Woman's Lot
Peebles, Graham
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Widespread sexual abuse rapes the land and inflicts harm upon the women of India who are isolated from the emerging "New India".
Feminist Resistance in Serbia
Hughes, Donna M.; Mladjenovic, Lepa; Mrsevic, Zorica
Article
1995
European Journal of Women’s Studies
Describes the conditions and factors influencing women’s lives in Serbia in 1995, and the ways women have organised to resist violence and assist one another.
How To Make India Safer For Women
Flower, Merlin
Article
2013
CounterCurrents
What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Connexions
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Knicker protest targets Hindu militants
Ramesh, Randeep
Article
2009
The Guardian
The socially conservative Hindu Sri Ram Sena (Lord Ram's Army) a group of vigilantes has attacked women in pubs and unwed couples, in an effort to protect what they call "Indian Culture". Indian women...
Nepalese journalist and women's rights activist brutally murdered
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Uma Singh, a Nepalese journalist and human rights activist who worked for the Janakpur Today Daily and Radio Today FM was brutually murdered on January 11.
VAWA Must Pass to Protect All Women, Regardless of Race
The Fight Ahead
Hopkins, Ruth
Article
2013
CounterPunch
No woman deserves to be beaten, raped, or killed, regardless of her race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.
The Veil and Violence against Women in Islamist Societies
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2007
International Humanist and Ethical Union
The ongoing battle between the Islamic authorities and women over the veil clearly reveals why it has become a symbol like no other of the violence women face under Islam and why ‘improper’ or ‘bad’ v...
Why is India so bad for women?
Pidd, Helen
Article
2012
The Guardian
Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?


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