From Washington to Wall Street to Twitter, writers, academics, and business leaders are pointing to the empowerment of women as key to many of the world’s greatest challenges. They’re publicizing the research and amplifying hard facts, like the fact that when women have equal access to agricultural resources, 100 million to 150 million fewer people will go hungry.
Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives – for up to six hours after their death.
The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.
It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women’s rights of getting education and employment.
Rush Limbaugh is yesterday’s man says Ireland’s former president. This week Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland and former high commissioner for human rights at the UN, told guests at the Distinguished Speakers Series that Limbaugh’s ‘slutgate’ comments and the Republican Party’s current debate over contraception came as an unwelcome surprise.
Barry Goldstein, co-author of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE, and CHILD CUSTODY on Holy Hormones Honey Feb 27, 2012
BARRY GOLDSTEIN, is an attorney, teacher, author and advocate for women abused by their partner (and too often the courts). Goldstein practiced law in New York State for 30 years. He served on the board of directors of the local battered women’s shelter for 14 years including four years as chairperson. An ever larger part of his law practice involved representing victims of domestic violence as many dv agencies and women’s advocates recommended him to their clients. Few other attorneys had the experience with domestic violence or the willingness to handle cases on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. For the past ten years, Goldstein has worked with the Community Change Project of the Volunteer Counseling Service teaching domestic violence classes for men convicted of abusing their partners.
The best, surest way to fund those causes in which you believe, is to fund them personally. What if the One Million Strong For Women website was being used as a direct funding channel for Planned Parenthood to carry out its mission? Lets look at the numbers, shall we. One Million Strong Women donating an average $25 would garner $25,000,000 for Planned Parenthood to use as in any manner they saw fit. These donations would have no strings, no restrictions, and more importantly, no sticky fingered Senators making a grab for the cash in exchange for “fighting” for your reproductive health. What if One Million Strong Women, felt passionately enough about organization’s mission, to bust out $25 a month, $300 a year, for Planned Parenthood? What could Planned Parenthood accomplish with $300,000,000 annually?
With an annual budget of $1,029,700,000, Planned Parenthood provided services for 3,000,000 clients in the United States and extended services to approximately 1,000,000 clients in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. That rounds out to $257.43 per client served. With direct contributions of $300,000,000 donated by women, who believe in, and more importantly support, the mission of Planned Parenthood, the organization could offer services to 1,165,365 women.
Women’s e News By Lochana Sharma WeNews correspondent Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Among an indigenous group in Nepal’s western region, the human rights violation of kidnapping women and girls for marriage is still a matter of masculine pride. Stealing a bride is more honorable than eloping, one husband says. – Mendok Gurung, 19, says a Continue Reading …