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#Women's Rights

# womens-rights - Friday 4 January, 2013

Boyfriend of India gang-rape victim: 'The cruelty I saw should not be seen ever'
# India
# India

Boyfriend of India gang-rape victim: 'The cruelty I saw should not be seen ever'

Jan 4th 2013, 5:35 PM 32,021 Views 41 Comments

The boyfriend of the 23-year-old medical student whose brutal gang-rape and murder has sparked an outcry has spoken for the first about what he witnessed during the attack last month.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK
# Malala
# Malala

Teenage Pakistani activist shot by Taliban to remain in the UK

Jan 2nd 2013, 8:18 PM 7,513 Views 15 Comments

Malala Yousufzai has been recovering at a hospital in Birmingham and her father has now been offered a role as Pakistan’s education attache in the city.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award
# World Peace Day
# World Peace Day

Malala Yousafzai to receive Tipperary International Peace Award

Jan 1st 2013, 12:21 PM 5,749 Views 27 Comments

“The Taliban tried and failed to silence her and have instead amplified her voice.”

# womens-rights - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Column: Getting a few extra skirts in the boardroom is not liberation
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Getting a few extra skirts in the boardroom is not liberation

Nov 28th 2012, 9:00 PM 32 Views 22 Comments

Men should support feminism, says David Cronin – and it should be about more than just high-status women.

# womens-rights - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly
# Abortion
# Abortion

Government likely to make X Case decision early next year - Reilly

Nov 18th 2012, 3:18 PM 5,703 Views 85 Comments

Minister for Health James Reilly said he had read the report from the expert group a number of times and confirmed the Cabinet will be discussing it on Tuesday week.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'
# US 2012
# US 2012

Column: 'The culture war is over, and conservatives have lost'

Nov 7th 2012, 8:30 PM 2,218 Views 184 Comments

Conservatives will win again, writes John McGuirk – but first they must stop allowing themselves to be seen as anti-women, anti-science and anti-rights.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres
# Overstretched
# Overstretched

Four out of five women turned away from overstretched domestic violence centres

Oct 31st 2012, 7:10 AM 4,863 Views 25 Comments

Refuge centres for victims of domestic abuse are stretched to the limit, forcing vulnerable women and children to stay in dangerous living conditions.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam
# Poverty
# Poverty

Women pushed further into poverty as food prices continue to rise - Oxfam

Oct 24th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,811 Views 33 Comments

The effects of climate change and rising food prices are having a disproportionate impact on women – who represent 70 percent of the world’s poor.

# womens-rights - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today
# Marie Stopes
# Marie Stopes

Protest expected over opening of Belfast Marie Stopes clinic today

Oct 18th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,341 Views 86 Comments

Marie Stopes International has asked its supporters not to counter-protest.

# womens-rights - Saturday 22 September, 2012

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Owner and CEO of Harmonia, Norah Casey

Sep 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 5,521 Views 19 Comments

Continuing our series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, a former dragon to the den chooses a speech from the women’s suffrage movement in the US.

# womens-rights - Monday 3 September, 2012

India's parliament passes law protecting women from workplace harassment
# India
# India

India's parliament passes law protecting women from workplace harassment

Sep 3rd 2012, 1:34 PM 3,837 Views 11 Comments

The bill requires all workplaces in the rapidly industrialising country to have a formal complaints system for harassment allegations.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

6 lovely girls pageants that are not the Rose of Tralee
# MISS ATOM
From The Daily Edge
# MISS ATOM

6 lovely girls pageants that are not the Rose of Tralee

Aug 21st 2012, 9:00 PM 15,040 Views 5 Comments

While The Rose of Tralee prides itself on being different to other pageants there are plenty of other ‘alternative’ competitions around the world.

# womens-rights - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Question of succession raised again after death of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef

Jun 16th 2012, 2:36 PM 3,588 Views 5 Comments

He is survived by his ten children and a number of wives.

# womens-rights - Friday 18 May, 2012

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out
# Feminism
# Feminism

Girl power: Irish feminist conference sold out

May 18th 2012, 6:40 PM 4,716 Views 167 Comments

Feminism conference aims to open the dialogue between all generations of feminists.

# womens-rights - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Women ask consultants to support campaign to reform abortion law
# Abortion
# Abortion

Women ask consultants to support campaign to reform abortion law

May 3rd 2012, 8:15 PM 2,906 Views 26 Comments

A group of women who were required to travel abroad for abortions after being diagnosed with fatal foetal abnormalities have written to all consultants to ask for their support.

# womens-rights - Monday 12 March, 2012

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?
# Sexual Harrassment
# Sexual Harrassment

Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?

Mar 12th 2012, 11:22 AM 3,389 Views 38 Comments

It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.

# womens-rights - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments
# USA
# USA

Barack Obama condemns US radio host for 'slut' comments

Mar 3rd 2012, 11:56 AM 4,576 Views 45 Comments

Rush Limbaugh said a law student who called for contraception to be state-funded was a “slut” and a “prostitute”.

# womens-rights - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention
# Reform
# Reform

Cautious welcome given to progress on constitutional convention

Feb 22nd 2012, 2:08 PM 2,055 Views 15 Comments

Interest groups have welcomed the latest reports that draft proposals on the makeup of the convention are imminent – as long as there is sufficient consultation.

# womens-rights - Thursday 16 February, 2012

PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad
# PETA
# PETA

PETA under fire over controversial vegan ad

Feb 16th 2012, 5:02 PM 9,052 Views 38 Comments

The animal rights organisation has been accused of promoting violence against women in the latest of its controversial ad campaigns.

# womens-rights - Friday 10 February, 2012

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups
# Birth Control
# Birth Control

Obama changes contraception policy to appease Catholic groups

Feb 10th 2012, 10:00 PM 6,832 Views 78 Comments

The US President altered his birth control policy following protests from religious institutions.

# womens-rights - Monday 30 January, 2012

Afghan woman killed for 'bearing a girl'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan woman killed for 'bearing a girl'

Jan 30th 2012, 6:12 PM 6,259 Views 38 Comments

Local police suspect the woman was strangled by her husband for failing to give birth to a boy.

# womens-rights - Saturday 28 January, 2012

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

NWCI chief quits over Govt's 'scant regard' for women's rights

Jan 28th 2012, 4:30 PM 3,819 Views 38 Comments

Susan McKay said Budget cuts to Women’s Council funding had made it impossible for her to do her job properly.

# womens-rights - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women
# Egypt
# Egypt

Egypt bans 'virginity tests' by military rulers on women

Dec 27th 2011, 5:54 PM 5,289 Views 16 Comments

The practice of the ‘tests’ had caused outrage among women and human rights groups.

# womens-rights - Monday 12 December, 2011

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'
# Death Penalty
# Death Penalty

Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'

Dec 12th 2011, 7:48 PM 11,976 Views 96 Comments

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.

# womens-rights - Monday 26 September, 2011

Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car
# Saudi Arabia
# Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian woman to face trial for driving a car

Sep 26th 2011, 7:27 PM 720 Views 21 Comments

Najalaa Harrir drove on camera while campaigning for women’s rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom.