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[12 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Our New Constitution Needs Women’s Input

Regina Dumba
Zimbabwe
For the next 18 months Zimbabwe will undertake a constitutional review. The Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe, the umbrella for our women’s organizations, should mobilize all women to participate in this crucial process. The process is as important as the content.
The current constitution discriminates against women. Section 23 does not protect women in private spheres like the home and the office, where we suffer most. The registrar general’s office still requires women to seek consent from their children’s fathers if they want to get passports for them. Widow inheritance is …

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[8 May 2009 | No Comment | ]
Who Represents the African Woman?

Madelein Mkunu
South Africa
Women have to play a significant role to make changes here on the continent. Women have been shuttered down for so many years, not using their potential. Men have been making the decisions without our input. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf inspires me and many others, but only about 5% of our women have access to really significant roles. That is changing-one step at a time.
Governments need women to play a role in the rebuilding of their countries. Women need access when any important decision is made. Leading Women of …

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[16 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Praying with Our Feet. Special from Christian Peacemaker Teams

Haven Whiteside
USA
[From Palm Sunday to Good Friday, approximately 1300 pilgrims united in Georgia's first Holy Week Pilgrimage for Immigrants, a prayerful solidarity walk trekking 50 miles through North Georgia and metro Atlanta.  The Pilgrimage called for the end of law enforcement raids that separate families, the passage of humane immigration reform, and the revision of trade policies that currently increase unauthorized immigration.  CPTer Haven Whiteside was one of the core group of walkers.  See www.drivefast.wordpress.com  for more information and pictures.]
We were on the fifth day of the Pilgrimage for Immigrants, …

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[14 Apr 2009 | 8 Comments | ]
New Law Hurts All Afghan Women, Not Just the Shia

Alaha Ahrar
Afghanistan
A new law has been approved in Afghanistan which limits equality in the society and weakens women’s rights and their movements. I do not want to call the new law a law for Shia women. It is a new law for Afghan women. I do not want to call them the minority, because we are all Afghans and we are the members of the same society and country.
Islam is a religion based on justice and equality. It emphasizes education and the rights of men and women. It is not …