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international / gender and sexuality / other press Monday February 18, 2008 16:47 by Gender aware
While many Indymedia readers are probably not fans of any of the prospective presidential candidates in the US, I thought this analysis of the coverage was quite interesting and worth putting up. While I don't agree with all the points made, it does provide some interesting and disturbing commentary on the media coverage, and the way in which feminisation of the candidates is seen as a way of degrading them (particularly in relation to Clinton, of course). While I'm not her greatest fan, I do think some of the points made here and the examples given show how deep the distrust of female leadership still goes in Western society. Obama has faced some ethnocentric bias too, but it seems his charisma and gender are saving him from the worst of it. read full story / add a comment
cork / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday February 14, 2008 16:58 by G
HAPPY VALENTINES LOVERS read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday February 13, 2008 10:49 by Cogsy (M-L)   text 1 comment (last - friday february 22, 2008 11:31)
Following our formal ratification, the UCD Equality Society are delighted to host their inaugural public lecture on the 28th February 2008, with special guest speakers Katherine Zappone & Ann Louise Gilligan, who will speak about their own experiences of inequalities and how they are challenging inequality in Ireland. The event will be chaired by Judy Walsh (Barrister of Law & Head of the Equality Studies Centre in UCD) and will be followed by a reception. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday February 05, 2008 08:39 by Martin O'Sullivan
Ruhama is a Dublin-based NGO which works with women involved in prostitution. Ruhama (Hebrew for renewed life) regards prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation as violence against women and violations of womens human rights. We see prostitution and the social and cultural attitudes which sustain it as being deeply rooted in gender inequality and social marginalisation. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday February 05, 2008 08:25 by Martin O'Sullivan
Ruhama is a Dublin-based NGO which works with women involved in prostitution. Ruhama (Hebrew for renewed life) regards prostitution and commercial sexual exploitation as violence against women and violations of womens human rights. We see prostitution and the social and cultural attitudes which sustain it as being deeply rooted in gender inequality and social marginalisation. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / press release Friday February 01, 2008 10:50 by Niav   text 4 comments (last - monday february 04, 2008 14:09)
Choice Ireland has welcomed the Government's decision to reduce VAT on condoms. The measure is included in the Finance Bill 2008, published today.
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national / gender and sexuality / event notice Tuesday January 29, 2008 23:34 by RAG   text 7 comments (last - monday april 21, 2008 22:31)
*** Attention all feminists! *** read full story / add a comment
Women & Crime in Iran.
international / gender and sexuality / other press Tuesday January 29, 2008 10:14 by ribbid   text 1 comment (last - wednesday january 30, 2008 13:01)   image 1 image
"The licence of the magazine Zanan ('Women') managed by Shahla Sherkat has been cancelled as the monthly published articles undermining public confidence in law and order by leading people to believe that the Islamic republic was unsafe for women," the FARS news agency has reported citing an official it did not name.

Shahla Sherkat author, directing editor & founder of "Zanan" (="women") has told a handful of western news organisations that she has not been contacted by the Iranian state & learnt of the news herself on the FARS website. FARS is not the official Iranian news service (that's IRNA) but it seems quite likely. Her last monthly offering published a feature on gender violence & included a monthly toll. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Friday January 18, 2008 13:18 by Choice Ireland   text 9 comments (last - wednesday march 05, 2008 02:39)   image 3 images
What? Feminist Walking Tour
When? IWD Sat March 8th, 2.30pm
Where? Meet at Stephen's Green Arch
Why? Education, Celebration, Visibility, Solidarity, Fun! read full story / add a comment
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cork / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday January 03, 2008 17:54 by Amnesty1   image 1 image
Imagine that one special woman in your life...

Imagine you never hear from her again.
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international / gender and sexuality / other press Tuesday December 18, 2007 13:59 by pat c   text 4 comments (last - wednesday january 09, 2008 17:48)
A report below by the Iraq Freedom Congress on the continuing attacks on women by Islamist gangs. But IFC point out that the occupation forces bear full responsibility for the practices of these gangs.

Unidentified gangs began to commit a series of organized crimes and killing many women in various cities in Iraq, particularly in Basra where more than 40 women are said to have been killed in the last 5 months. In addition to those crimes, these gangs threatened unveiled women to follow Islamic law and start wearing head scarf otherwise facing the severe consequences. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / other press Monday December 17, 2007 10:44 by Maryjane O'Leary   text 2 comments (last - friday december 21, 2007 11:23)
Here is a report on the continuing detention of womens rights activists in Iran and a call for action on their behalf.

Human rights groups and journalists across the globe have condemned the arrest of cyber feminists, Jelve Javaheri and Maryam Hossienkhah in Iran earlier this month. Both of these women are activists and members of the One Million Signatures campaign. They are currently in Evin Prison on charges related to their writings in support of women’s rights. read full story / add a comment
national / gender and sexuality / event notice Monday December 10, 2007 10:41 by Paul McAndrew
PUBLIC INVITATION TO A PROTEST FOR FULL CIVIL MARRIAGE

12 O''CLOCK , 15 DECEMBER 2007 OUTSIDE THE GAIETY THEATRE, DUBLIN.
In the presence of Ana Louise Gilligan and Katherine Zappone (of the KAL case), members of BelongTo, GLEN, the NGLF and MarriagEquality, the award winning choir Gloria will be leading the crowd in Christmas carols while members of our group will be displaying banners and handing out flyers to unassuming Christmas shoppers who need to know about the lack of rights for gay people in Ireland.
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international / gender and sexuality / other press Sunday December 09, 2007 22:12 by Houzan Mahmoud   text 1 comment (last - wednesday december 12, 2007 11:21)
This is an article on the situation of women in the Middle East. It was first published on open democracy blog for international day against violence against women.

The undeclared war on women continues to victimize women worldwide on a daily basis; the Middle East is no exception. Women in our region are amongst the most oppressed and terrorized in the world. The Islamic law upheld in many Middle Eastern countries has turned women into slaves with invisible chains.

In Saudi Arabia in March 2006, a woman was abducted with a friend and was raped by 7 men. In October, the men were sentenced to 2-3 years in prison, but the woman herself was sentenced to 90 lashes. Saudi Arabian Islamic law forbids a woman to meet with a man to whom she is not related. The woman and her solicitor appealed the sentence; the men's sentences were increased from 2 to 9 years in prison, but the woman's sentence was also increased as a result to 200 lashes and 6 months in prison. read full story / add a comment
Makwan Moloudzadeh
international / gender and sexuality / other press Friday December 07, 2007 12:10 by Mina Ahadi   text 2 comments (last - saturday december 08, 2007 09:49)   image 1 image
This brutal judical murder of a young man whose only crime was to be gay is further proof that Iran is ruled by a Fascist Dictatorship.

The news has just reached us. Makwan was executed last night (local time) in Dizel Abad Prison in the city of Kermanshah. Makwan's family have just collected his body and are on their way to the city of Paveh. Around 200 cars are following in procession the car carrying the body of a youngster murdered in cold blood by a bunch of criminal thugs.

This crime must be recorded in history. Not only that the criminals in power in Iran must be indicted through international courts. Makwan had not committed any crime. He was executed for a sexual relation with a class mate when they were both 13. He was executed for homosexuality.
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Maryam Hosseinkhah
international / gender and sexuality / other press Monday November 26, 2007 16:50 by Dorothy Gale   text 8 comments (last - monday january 21, 2008 15:02)   image 4 images
Maryam Hosseinkhah wrote this article in Evin Prison. Maryam was arrested on November 17 in relation to her activities and writings in defense of equal rights for women. On the 18th, a very high bail order was issued in her case. Maryam couldnt meet it and she was committed to Evin Prison.

This is prison; the women's ward of Evin prison. This is not my first time here; not the first time I've come to Evin. The first time, I came here as a journalist. Alongside the warden, I walked from cell to cell to listen to the stories of women who were here on charges of addiction, prostitution and murder. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday November 22, 2007 02:16 by ragbot   text 2 comments (last - monday january 28, 2008 22:23)
Discussion to mark the end of International 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence
Topic - Domestic Abuse
Focus - Anarchist and feminist
Location - Seomra Spraoi
Date - Mon 10th Dec, 7pm
Open to all genders read full story / add a comment
Delaram Ali
international / gender and sexuality / other press Tuesday November 13, 2007 15:06 by Dorothy Gale   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 14, 2007 13:20)   image 1 image
Delaram Ali, a Womens rights activist has been sentenced to be flogged and to serve 34 months in prison. Her "crime: demonstrating for womens Rights.

Delaram Ali has been told to present herself to court in order to start serving a prison sentence which has not formally been conveyed to her. She has been told that if she does not attend court by 10 November, she will be arrested.

There is also a risk that she will be flogged. If she is detained, Amnesty International would consider her to be a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of her right to freedom of expression and association for her activities promoting women’s rights in Iran. The Head of the Judiciary has the power to suspend Delaram Ali’s sentence and to order a reinvestigation of the case. read full story / add a comment
dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Thursday November 01, 2007 23:31 by Ragbot   text 3 comments (last - thursday november 08, 2007 12:49)   image 2 images
RAG Issue 2 launch party
Seomra Spraoi
Sat 10th Nov 6.30pm-late
mag, food, music, us!
4/6 euros
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dublin / gender and sexuality / event notice Wednesday October 31, 2007 16:31 by J. Barret
The Abortion Debate - Wednesday, 31st October, 2007

Guests
Mary Muldowney - Pro Choice Ireland
A representative of Pro Life Ireland Anonymous
A representative of Marie Stopes Ireland read full story / add a comment
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