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UN Human Rights Experts Blast Israel over “credible” Reports of Rape, Sexual Abuse, Arbitrary Imprisonment of Palestinian Women

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The Israeli Newspaper Arab 48 reports that United Nations officials have expressed the utmost anxiety about information that has reached them concerning “rape and threats of sexual assault” by Israeli forces during their arbitrary imprisonment of Palestinian women and girls. International rights experts called for an independent investigation into Israeli […]

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Girls in Hijab Experience overlapping Forms of Racial and Gendered Violence

By Salsabel Almanssori, University of Windsor and Muna Saleh, Concordia University of Edmonton | – World Hijab Day recognizes the millions of Muslim women and girls who wear the traditional Islamic headscarf. (The Conversation) – Around the world, Muslim girls in hijab are experiencing unique forms and heightened rates of gender and race-based violence and […]

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How Women in Pakistan Are Fighting Enforced Disappearances and Killings

Women during demonstration in reaction of Karima Baloch death, Pakistan. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Voice of America on December 24, 2020. By Esha Mitra / WagingNonviolence As hundreds took to the streets of Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, on Jan. 12, a sea of mostly female protesters continued screaming “Balochistan wants justice,” even as they […]

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Iran’s “Women, Life, Freedom Movement” is still Resilient

Ottawa (Special to Informed Comment) – The term “social movements” typically evoke the idea of political activities in a sphere separate from culture, but social movements are closely related to values, ways of living, ethics, and more broadly culture. Among new social movement scholars, there is a growing recognition that social movements have more cultural […]

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Education Doesn’t Solve the Pay Gap. Experts Say They’re Not Surprised.

A graduation via Flickr By Darreonna Davis / The 19th Education does not solve the pay gap between men and women, data from the U.S. Census Bureaufound, and the higher-paying the field, the greater the difference. That disparity is unsurprising to experts and advocates, who point to societal norms, policy shortcomings and inflexible working schedules as […]