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International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
Organization of the Islamic Conference
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization after the United Nations which has membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voic...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more than 70 countries and links all women who see ...

News Releases

IFJ Condemns Strip Humiliation of Women Journalists in Sierra Leone
2009-02-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists strongly condemns the humiliating and degrading treatment suffered by four women journalists who were stripped naked in public in Sierra Leone while coverin...
International Women's Day Centenary sees largest ever activity
2011-03-07
March 8 sees the highest level of global women's activity ever witnessed as groups celebrate the International Women's Day centenary.
Iranian women's rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google
2010-03-15
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has awarded the first #Netizen Prize# to the Iranian women#s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website.

Sources Select Resources

Beyond the Veil
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Pandaemonium
The question of the Muslim veil seems never to leave the headlines for long. The latest controversies have erupted in Britain after a defendant in a criminal trial demanded the right to wear a niqab i...
Connexions Library: Women's Issues Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on women.
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".
The Emperor's New Penis
The Same Sexual Threats, the Same Silence for Women
Keith, Lierre; Jensen, Derrick
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Right now the gender fundamentalists are doing their best to shut down dialogue. They've damaged books — books that don’t even mention their concern — pressured bookstores, and silenced speakers sched...
IFJ Condemns Strip Humiliation of Women Journalists in Sierra Leone
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists strongly condemns the humiliating and degrading treatment suffered by four women journalists who were stripped naked in public in Sierra Leone while coverin...
International Women's Day
Connexipedia Article
Article
Marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Iranian women's rights activists win first Reporters Without Borders netizen prize with support from Google
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders has awarded the first #Netizen Prize# to the Iranian women#s rights activists of the Change for Equality (www.we-change.org) website.
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.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Pornography and the Sex Censors
A review of 'Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights,' by Nadine Strossen
Crossen, Cathy
Article
1996
Against the Current
The pornography debacle has driven deep wedges among feminists, and has weakened the women's movement by alienating many women who cannot relate to a perceived ethos of anti-sexuality, gender antagoni...
The rise of humanism and secularism in Iran
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2005
Women's Liberation Iran
The backlash and opposition in Iran is at its essence strongly humanist, secularist and modern. You can see it clearly in the rational, popular, and spontaneous acts and the establishment of hundreds...
Suffrage (Voting Rights)
Connexipedia Article
Article
The civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right.
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...
What's all the fuss about the veil?
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2007
It is impossible to address the status of women under Islamic laws and defend women’s rights without addressing and denouncing the veil. And this is why the veil is the first thing that Islamists impo...
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?
Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
Radical Digressions
History gives us numerous examples of social movements which come, over time, to adopt positions directly opposed to the principles on which they were founded. It appears this has happened to the 'fem...
Women's suffrage: Timeline of women's suffrage - Wikipedia
Connexipedia Article
Article
Timeline of women's suffrage activities around the world from the 18th to 21st century.
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
Droeber, Julia
Article
2013
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a var...

Media

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Devoted entirely to the publication and dissemination of multi-disciplinary scholarship in the expanding field of women's legal studies.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination ar...
Public Service Commission
An independent agency responsible for safeguarding the values of a professional Public Service: competence, non-partisanship and representativeness.
Status of Women Canada
A federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.


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