Monthly Archives: October 2013

Iran sentences activist actress to prison

 

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This is totally unacceptable! An actress uses her celebrity platform to use her voice and express her opinion, and the government just imprisons her!

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October 29, 2013 · 7:31 pm

Middle East group pushes for more women in renewable energy

Excerpt: “The Middle East Solar Power Association has formed the Women in Solar initiative to encourage greater female participation. The group has launched a mentoring programme and are organising events that feature women who have climbed the solar-power career ladder. Encouraging more women to join the ranks would benefit the industry, said Michelle Davies, the head of clean energy and sustainability at a global corporate law firm, Eversheds, and a member of the Women in Solar advisory board.”

This is an awesome opportunity and it would be even more fruitful if Middle Eastern governments took up the cause as well and enabled females to get involved.

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October 23, 2013 · 8:59 pm

Syria frees women after hostage deal

Fourteen female detainees released as part of hostage exchange but dozens of others still being held, activist says.

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October 23, 2013 · 8:53 pm

“Wadjda” Official Trailer

Here’s a trailer to the film “Wadjda” that follows a young girl in Saudi Arabia. What makes the film additionally awesome is that it’s the first film to EVER be fully shot in Saudi Arabia! Not only that, but it was directed by a FEMALE! Definitely worth checking out and seeing if it will be playing in your area!

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October 16, 2013 · 8:26 pm

Many Killed in Syrian minibus blast, including 4 children and 6 women

Although press attention has waned, the Syrian crisis is still raging on, and innocent civilians will be forced to pay the price. Click on title to follow to link & story.

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October 16, 2013 · 8:07 pm

Acid attacks: A scar on India

Excerpt: “Shabana was yet another victim of what has now come to be known in the country as ‘acid attacks’. With acids – something as ubiquitous as toilet-cleaning liquids readily available at the corner store and as cheap as 30 cents a litre, these assaults have emerged as a preferred weapon of violence against women. Acid attacks have few parallels in their gruesomeness, and victims, such as Shabana would vouch for their viciousness.”

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October 15, 2013 · 7:50 pm

 Women at work – the grim global picture

A really interesting piece by Hindu Business Line on women’s role in the workforce on a global scale. Make sure to look through the graphs included in the article!

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October 14, 2013 · 8:26 pm