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[10 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]
Costa Rica: A Good Place to Be a Woman

Mary Liepold
Editor in Chief
Here’s the data. Costa Rica ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the international women’s bill of rights, in 1986, and its Optional Protocol in 2001. (The US has yet to ratify it.)
An Act Promoting the Social Equality of Women became law in 1990. The Beijing Declaration and World Platform for Action that followed the 4th World Conference on Women in 1995 inspired a new series of laws and policies in Costa Rica. Its National Institute for Women (INAMU), established in …

Connection Point »

[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
We Are a Grassroots Feminist Media Monitor

“We aim to empower women and strengthen their relationship with their body image and self-esteem by criticizing the mainstream media discourse that stereotypes their roles and objectifies their bodies.”
The authors of this article will remain anonymous to ensure their personal safety.
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We are Kherrberr. We are not an organization. Rather, we are a grassroots feminist media monitor. Kherrberr in Arabic means dental drill, and the concept behind it is that we aim to remove cavities and decay from the media—specifically, sexism, racism, homophobia, and violence. Our activists are kept anonymous to …

Inside Peace X Peace »

[25 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: When Twitter Goes Out

There’s so much happening this week I hardly know where to begin – lucky for you, that means that there are lots of great articles to share! My favorites are below.

First up, what happens when Twitter goes out in Pakistan.
Wonder why a strong Violence against Women Act matters?  Check in on the situation in Native American communities. (And don’t forget to sign our petition!)
And finally… how redistricting in the United States disadvantages women politicians.

 

Voices from the Frontlines »

[14 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
What happens in Colombia where two or three… or fifteen are gathered

Julie Myers
Colombia
“…there was no doubt that we were in the presence of something greater than ourselves.”
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Just weeks after the celebration of International Women’s Day, on 22 March, the Popular Women’s Organization (OFP) asked us to visit the house of a friend and OFP colleague named Iluminada.  Her neighbor, a man who identifies himself as a paramilitary, attacked and threatened her in her home.  In a demonstration of solidarity, eleven women from the OFP showed up to her house that morning, plus four Christian Peacemaker Team members (CPTers).
As we formed a …