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Women are saying: Enough!

Hours after nearly 1000 people marched in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, to protest against the rising rate of assault on women, it was reported that a Kenyan woman was stripped by a mob at a bus stop, after she was accused of ‘tempting’ men because of her supposed ‘indecent’ clothing.

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Turning tables in hip music

Jun23

It’s a bit of a cliché to decry the demeaning depiction of women in music videos, but Loverance’s “Up!” featuring 50 Cent deserves a re-hashing of that old argument.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUwdz6chHJk[/youtube]

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Africa’s two female presidents join forces for women

MONROVIA – The only two female heads of state in Africa, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Malawian President Joyce Banda, have just committed to using their positions to improve the lives of women across the continent.

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“Our Africa” – New critical thinking by African women

“Our Africa” is a series of “critical analysis and fresh thinking” by African Women. The essays highlight the key issues facing African women and “the economic and political forces shaping” the continent. The series is edited by Jessica Horn, Jane Gabriel, and Amel Gorani.

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Walking Africa deserves a Nobel – Ami Stuart

Jun28

To recognise and enhance the crucial role women play in Africa and “award them with the Nobel Peace Prize 2011″. This is the proposal promoted by CIPSI, an Italian NGO that coordinates 48 international solidarity-based associations. A campaign that Ami Stuart has decided to support with this video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD7bsiC-ue8[/youtube]

Uganda: the protest led by women

Today about 150 women marched in Kampala to protest police brutality that has characterised th Walk to Work  demonstrations which has taken five lives including a two year old girl in the last month.

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