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Islam, Women and Feminism ( 29 March 2013, NewAgeIslam.Com)

Femen Supporters Declare Topless Jihad Day after Death-By-Stoning Threats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In Pakistan, the Taliban Bomb One Girls Schools after Another

UAE Schoolgirls Give Up Spring Break to Help Orphans

Adolescent Girl Refugees Face Greatest Risks

Kim Kardashian Denies Nigerian Girls Hate Tweet

Turkish Woman Sentenced To Jail for Funding Pakistan Terror Outfit

90% of Firms Owned By Saudi Women Run By Expats

UNCSW Charter for Muslim Women

Punishment to Rapist of Bangladeshi Adivasi Girl Demanded

Saudi Interior Ministry to License Women’s Sports Clubs

Licenses for Women’s Gyms in Riyadh Soon

IGP, Sindh Wants ‘Women Desks’ In Police Stations

Second Bangladeshi Woman Conquers Europe’s Top Peak

Aaghaee Say Aagey’ (ASA) Imparts Training To 19,000 Adolescent Pakistani Girls

Meera to Contest Elections against Imran Khan

Tunisian Protesters Join Lawmakers’ Call for Women’s Affairs Minister to Resign

Women’s Group Protest against Impunity of Maldives CSC President Following Sexual Harassment

After Jamrud Killing, Women Back Out Of Election Duties in Pakistan

A Mother from Mali Dreams of Bringing Her Family Home

Compiled by New Age Islam News Bureau

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Femen Supporters Declare Topless Jihad Day after Death-By-Stoning Threats

The Tunisian activist, 19, posted 2 topless pictures online and received death threats. ‘Long live the topless jihad against infidels! Our tits are deadlier than your stones!’ says the Femen group.

BY MICHAEL WALSH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

MARCH 28, 2013

Feminists of the world, throw down your chemises!

In support of the Tunisian activist Amina Tyler, who received death-by-stoning threats for posting two topless pictures online, feminist protesters have declared April 4, Topless Jihad Day — and called on women to bare their breasts as a show of solidarity.

Femen, a Ukraine-based protest group, has already united thousands of women for Anima, the 19-year-old Tunisian activist.

"This day will mark the beginning of a new, genuine Arab Spring, after which true freedom, freedom without mullahs and caliphs, will come to Tunisia," Femen said.

"Long live the topless jihad against infidels! Our tits are deadlier than your stones!"

The jihad is intended to further the group's indictment of "misogyny — Islamic or otherwise" that Amina catapulted to international attention with a topless picture of herself, with "F--k your morals" sprawled boldly across her torso.

A second image shows Amina reading a book and holding a cigarette with a message in Arabic: "My body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone's honor."

Amina's protest outraged more conservative pockets of Tunisian society. Tunisian newspaper Assabah News quoted Almi Adel, who heads the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, as saying that Amina should die for taking the photos.

"The young lady should be punished according to Sharia, with 80 to 100 lashes, but (because of) the severity of the act she has committed, she deserves be stoned to death," he said.

"Her act could bring about an epidemic. It could be contagious and give ideas to other women. It is therefore necessary to isolate (the incident). I wish her to be healed."

A petition defending Amina already garnered more than 100,000 supporters, including noted evolutionary biologist and prominent atheist Richard Dawkins.

Likewise, hundreds of women challenged anyone who thinks "killing a woman is more natural than recognizing her right to do as she pleases with her own body" by inundating Femen with topless photos of themselves with supportive messages for Amina written across their breasts, many reading, "Free Amina."

As the controversy escalated, Amina receded from the public eye and the rumor mill began churning out theories of her whereabouts. Both French magazine Marianna and Femen recently claimed to have found Amina in her family's home where she is forbidden to communicate with the outside world.

"Topless protests are the battle flags of women's resistance," Femen said, "a symbol of a woman's acquisition of rights over her own body!"

mwalsh@nydailynews.com

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/amina-tyler-supporters-set-topless-jihad-day-april-4-article-1.1301311#ixzz2OzxGXIbo

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In Pakistan, the Taliban Bomb One Girls Schools after Another

By Lucie Peytermann

 March 30, 2013

MASHO GAGGAR - The freezing cold pierces through her long veil, her skinny body and bare feet exposed to the wintry elements. Crouching in order to avoid sitting on the wet ground, seven-year-old Samrin focuses on today’s lesson, her open textbook sitting in the dirt.

No classroom, no chairs, and no blackboard for this Pakistani schoolgirl: In the northwest village of Masho Gaggar, the lessons are taught outside, on dirty and dusty jute bags. Since her public primary school was bombed by the Taliban, Samrin and her classmates have been learning in the schoolyard of the village’s other overcrowded school.

Over the past few years, more than 1,200 schools in this remote region have been targeted by the Islamic rebels, mostly aimed at keeping girl students away. Recently, boys’ schools have also been under fire: five were destroyed in two days’ time early March.

The cruelty of the Pakistani Taliban, long-time allies of al-Qaeda, is a secret to no one. In an infamous October 2012 attack, the terrorist group shot 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai in the head as she returned home from school, as punishment for her efforts to develop girls' education. Yousafzai survived, and her case turned her into an international icon, and shined attention on the cause of female education in Pakistan.

Although Pakistani President Ali Asif Zardari has promised to raise a $10 million “Malala fund” to promote girl schooling around the world, his own country is continuing to disregard the state of its schools.

Indeed, Samrin’s 150 classmates –- just like the tens of thousands of other pupils living in this region -- have been suffering for two years now. On that recent blustery cold day, the girls try to remain active and hold themselves tight to keep warm. Their cheeks are red, even crackled.

In the district of Badaber, about nine miles away from Peshawar, the attacks against the schools are growing more frequent. This part of the country is already one of the least developed and the most vulnerable to terrorism. Given its location -- close to Afghanistan and al-Qaeda strongholds -- the Taliban can easily evade government troops.

The schools, protected by a single warden, are easy targets. Teaching in these conditions is nothing short of heroic. “My hands are sore from the letters I keep writing to the government,” declares 40-year-old teacher Riasat Begum from Masho Gaggar.

Since the previous school is now a pile of rubble, she teaches all the subjects outside, to six different classes. “It’s pathetic. Most of the girls get sick because of the cold, and we have no choice but to send them home. The constant noise isn’t helping their concentration either.”

Foreign donors

The numbers are appalling. Half of Pakistan’s population is illiterate. According to the United Nations, it ranks next-to-last in the world in terms of educating its children, with between five and seven million without a school.

In 2010, less than 10% of the budget was devoted to education; in comparison, the army is granted twice that budget, according to the World Bank. Many schools are financed by foreign donors.

The gap continues to widen between the students of westernized children bound to study in the best schools in English to get qualified jobs, and the rest of the country, condemned to learn in terrible conditions. Even worse: in some places, the Islamists are recruiting kamikazes right outside the schools.

American drones and Pakistani army offensives managed to dislodge the Taliban from several of their bases in the tribal areas. They have since moved closer to Peshawar and other urban cores. “The attacks have been more and more frequent since last year, Peshawar is more becoming a dangerous place to live,” says Khadim Hussain from the NGO Baacha Khan Trust, struggling for girl education.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban, was reached by telephone. This is his creed: “These schools are spreading non-Islamic, anti-Islamic and non-religious ideologies,” he declares. “They are our enemies’ tool to pervert our society.”

The Taliban are now threatening the capital itself -- starting with its schools. In May 2012, two explosions destroyed part of the school of Chandi Korona, near Nowshera, two hours away from Islamabad. Now the 250 schoolgirls, shining in their crimson-red veiled uniform, study outside every morning, or in the middle of the ruins, under a roof that may or may not collapse. “We had a hard time convincing the parents to let them come after the bombing, but now they’d rather keep them home because of this hazard of a school,” says professor Nehaz Pervez.

Troubling silence

The government is silent on the matter. “The money is never wired on time and the teachers often won’t take their chances in these schools,” observed Khadim Hussain. The government actually promised to do two things after the Malala scandal: grant 1.5 euro ($1.9) to 3 million children from destitute family attending school, and build 16 “Malala schools”. These are insufficient measures given the alarming situation of the educational system. Even outside the war-stricken north-western region, 60% of the schools don’t have electricity and 34% lack drinkable water.

The powerful chief of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, Judge Iftikhar Chaudhry, slammed his gavel. On Feb. 11, he ordered an inquiry to be made on the hundreds of “ghost schools” receiving funding, although no one works there. He accused the government of “turning schools into stables and shelters for animals.”

Finally, in November, the local government took action: 35 public schools -- 25 of which were girls’ schools -- in 32 villages of the Multan region (Punjab) were “freed” from their illegal residents, i.e. farmers housed by the rich landlords, for more than 15 years in some cases. According to the locals, the professors were cashing their salaries without giving any lessons, they weren’t even protesting against illegal occupants.

No one expects education to be a priority, during the presidential and parliamentary election campaign of May 2013, given the corruption, energy, and terrorism issues and the omnipresent crisis. Philanthropist and ex-cricket star Imran Khan is the only one who promised to take “emergency” measures: doubling the share of education in the GDP, hiring a million teachers and favouring feminine education.

Given the delicate situation, what pushed teacher Riasit Begum to carry on, since her school had recently been threatened by the extremists? “If educated women like us are forced to stay home and do nothing, what will happen to the girls later in life? They will get married and stay locked up in their houses too.”

It’s 1 p.m., and the school of Masho Gaggar is closing. The youngest students are four, and rush outside, quickly followed by the noise of fabric brushing by, and hushed voices: the 11-year-old classmates are all wearing their white Burqas and vanish in the streets, like daytime ghosts.

http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/in-pakistan-where-the-taliban-bomb-one-girls-schools-after-another/malala-schooling-pakistani-taliban-education/c3s11295/#.UVawhKLfCbs

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UAE schoolgirls give up spring break to help orphans

Anna Zacharias

Mar 29, 2013

Two Abu Dhabi girls are giving up their spring break to raise money for an orphanage in a village in Haiti.

Friends Lamia Makkar and Tasneem Zarroug, 13-year-old grade-9 pupils at the American Community School, will spend their holiday tutoring and babysitting so that they can travel to the Caribbean nation in July as volunteers.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake in 2010 killed more than 222,500 people in Haiti, and displaced about 1.5 million.

Although US$9.5billion (Dh34.8bn) in relief funds was pledged, aid distribution was slow and rebuilding will take years.

The girls said they want to be directly involved in the recovery work.

“I want to be able to see the change that I will do over there,” said Tasneem.

“I know you can give money and they say it’s helping a cause, but I want to see what we put our blood and sweat in to change.”

The girls plan to help rebuild part of a school, plant sustainable gardens and teach English, French and Spanish in Terre Froide, a village on the border with the Dominican Republic that is 84km from the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Tasneem’s mother is Haitian but has never travelled to the country. Tasneem hopes to travel with her this summer to meet their extended family for the first time.

The girls organised the 10-day trip through the group Global Potential, which matched them with a village to work in. They will live with a Haitian host family and work at least eight hours a day.

The pupils have already been busy babysitting, tutoring and baking for six weeks to raise Dh10,000 that will pay for books, building materials and other goods needed by the Haitian community.

Lamia, who has French citizenship and has lived in Abu Dhabi since she was three, has tutored younger children in French and Mandarin.

They will pay their expenses for the trip out of their pocket money.

“I want to see the orphanage change and that the kids will be happier,” Tasneem said.

“I want to know that I tried and that when I leave it’s a better place.”

azacharias@thenational.ae

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/uae-schoolgirls-give-up-spring-break-to-help-orphans#ixzz2P0zEhUks

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Adolescent Girl Refugees Face Greatest Risks

March 29, 2013

In refugee situations around the world – from the one million Syrians who have fled their homes to the six million Congolese who’ve been displaced – there is one group that is particularly vulnerable: adolescent girls.

Desperate families will often sell girls into forced marriages, and girls who have been orphaned or separated from their families are frequently the victims of sexual violence.

“Girls become commodities,” Sasha Chanoff, founder and executive director of Refuge Point, told Here & Now. “So, particularly if they don’t have protectors or parents, they are often sold off against their will.”

Many people have heard of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” the group of about 20,000 boys who fled violence in Sudan in the 1980s and ’90s. Their families had either been killed or driven away, so these boys banded together and travelled across East Africa with no food, no water, and no way to defend themselves.

Those who survived eventually walked 1,000 miles until they reached a refugee camp in Kenya. They lived in their own section of the camp and continued to watch out for each other while they waited years for a chance to resettle in another country.

CBS’s “60 Minutes” will air an in-depth special about the Lost Boys of Sudan this Sunday (details here).

But the story of the Lost Boys raises a question: What happened to all the young girls who were caught in the violence in Sudan?

Yar Ayuel, 28, was one of those girls. She fled Sudan as a child and lived in a refugee camps for seven years.

She was one of just 89 girls who came to the United States, along with the 3,500 Lost Boys of Sudan. Today, she’s getting her MBA at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and works at a nonprofit. She’s also married and has a child.

She saw what happened to girls at refugee camps who were orphaned or separated from their parents. She wants humanitarian agencies to make a special effort to watch out for refugee girls, everywhere in the world.

“Find those girls, rather than listen to the community who says that, ‘Oh, girls aren’t lost. Girls don’t have the same needs as boys,’” Ayuel told Here & Now.

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/03/29/lost-girls-refugees

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Kim Kardashian Denies Nigerian Girls Hate Tweet

29 MARCH 2013

Kim said she would never ‘tweet something like that.’

American reality TV star, Kim Kardashian, has denied tweeting hate words about Nigeria and her women.

A “photoshopped” image of a parody twitter handle had shown how Kardashian tweeted about Nigeria being such a disgusting country with women who look like apes.

“I see there is a photo shopped tweet floating around, supposedly something I said about Nigeria. That was not me or my feelings,” she said.

“The fake tweet is very disturbing and I will never ever tweet something like that,” she added.

Kim Kardashian recently visited Nigeria for a valentine show and left a love-hate relationship with her Nigerian fans after reports went round she was paid half a million dollars to show up at the event and hardly stayed or made any significant contribution to the show.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201303290907.html

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Turkish woman sentenced to jail for funding Pakistan terror outfit

PTI | Mar 30, 2013

WASHINGTON: A Turkish woman was sentenced to five years in jail by a US court on charges of sending money to a terrorist outfit in Pakistan for attacks against American military personnel.

40-year-old Oytun Ayse Mihalik, a lawful permanent resident of the US residing in California, had pleaded guilty last August to one count of providing material support to terrorists.

When she pleaded guilty, Mihalik specifically admitted that she provided money to an individual in Pakistan with the intention that the money would be used to prepare for and carry out attacks against US military personnel and other persons overseas, the US Justice Department said today.

Using the alias Cindy Palmer, Mihalik sent a total of USD 2,050 in three wire transfers to the person in Pakistan over the course of three weeks at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.

Full report at:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/Turkish-woman-sentenced-to-jail-for-funding-Pakistan-terror-outfit/articleshow/19287944.cms

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90% of firms owned by Saudi women run by expats

 30 March 2013

Ninety percent of Saudi women's businesses are dominated by expatriates, who are most often married to these women citizens, said a business leader in Jeddah.

Abdullah bin Mahfouz, a member of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), said these businesses should be considered illegal cover up enterprises and outlawed by the government.

There are 130,000 businesses registered in the names of Saudi women.

Most of the Saudi women married to foreigners have commercial registrations. Their husbands run their businesses, said Bin Mahfouz, who is a participant in the Jeddah Commercial Forum which starts in April.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/news/446534

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UNCSW Charter for Muslim Women

March 29, 2013

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) recently adopted a declaration that urged an end to violence against girls and women.

The document says that women all over the world are equal to men in regard to rights, including inheritance. Those who drafted the document included some controversial points such as legalizing abortion, allowing wives to legally accuse their husbands of rape or sexual harassment, granting equal rights to homosexuals and other points that clearly contradict the religious principles as well as customs and traditions of peoples in the West and the East alike.

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130330159063

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Punishment to Rapist of Bangladeshi Adivasi Girl Demanded

 March 30, 2013

Bandarban district unit of Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP), a hill students’ organisation, formed a human chain in Madhyam Para area of the town on Thursday, demanding an exemplary punishment of a rapist of an Adivasi girl.

Several hundred Adivasi students from different schools and colleges took part in the event.

On March 26, a 13-year-old Adivasi girl was raped by a young man in Khagrachhari.

With PCP Bandarban district unit President Shohing Thoai Marma in the chair, Nij Lal Chakma, Uba ching Marma, Ajit Tanchangya, and Simon Tripora also spoke.

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/punishment-to-rapist-of-adivasi-girl-demanded/

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Saudi Interior Ministry to License Women’s Sports Clubs

 30 March 2013

The Ministry of Interior will now permit the licensing of sports clubs for women.

The decision came following a study conducted to verify the status of the existing centres. The study found that there are several irregular practices in such businesses.

Before issuing licenses, the Interior Ministry and other government agencies are expected to establish strict guidelines and controls to eliminate violations previously discovered at other sport club centres.

The government agencies working with the Interior Ministry are the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Health, and the General Presidency of Youth.

Full report at:

http://www.arabnews.com/news/446464

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Licenses for Women’s Gyms in Riyadh Soon

March 30, 2013

RIYADH – The Ministry of Interior has approved a new measure to issue licenses for women’s health clubs and gyms, an Arabic daily reported Friday.

The ministries of municipal and rural affairs, labor, and health together with the Presidency of Youth Welfare will make sure that no negative activities are practiced at these venues.

The Ministry of Interior approved the procedure based on a study conducted by several government agencies, which recommended opening women’s gyms. Dr. Thuraya Al-Areed, member of the Shoura Council, underscored the importance of such clubs for women’s health, describing the approval as a step in the right direction. “Any regulations which aim to promote the health of citizens, both male and female, are positive.”

Full report at:

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130330159061

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IGP, Sindh Wants ‘Women Desks’ In Police Stations

 March 30, 2013

KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General of Police Shahid Nadeem Baloch has instructed to set up ‘women police desks’ in all police stations, and in this regard, 50 model police stations would be chosen in the first phase.

This was decided in a meeting with a three-member German delegation comprising Portfolio Manager of GIX in Pakistan Madeliene, senior police officer Germany Christopher and principle adviser GRP Project Dr Khola.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\03\30\story_30-3-2013_pg12_6

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Second Bangladeshi Woman Conquers Europe’s Top Peak

 March 30, 2013

Wasfia Nazreen, the second Bangladeshi woman to conquer Mount Everest, yesterday reached the peak of Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, which stands at 5,642 metres.

After several attempts fighting dreadful wind and ice conditions, she raised the Bangladesh flag on the summit at 9:51am Bangladesh time, read a Facebook post on Wasfia’s page.

Wasfia’s spokesperson Korvi Rakshand confirmed it to The Daily Star last night. The Facebook post said during her expedition, Wasfia kept on “remembering all the martyrs of 1971, in the spirit of Shahbag and justice.”

Full report at:

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/wasfia-conquers-europes-top-peak/

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Aaghaee Say Aagey’ (ASA) Imparts Training To 19,000 Adolescent Pakistani Girls

 March 30, 2013

ISLAMABAD: “My parents have realized the importance of girl’s education and their empowerment and now I am allowed to continue my education”, a student of ‘Aaghaee Say Aagey’ (ASA) said with jubilation on Friday.

ASA is a project of Rutgers WPF Pakistan that has educated 19,000 adolescent girls on life skills, developing leadership qualities and basic livelihood skills, promoting human rights and gender equality.

The learning forum was held to analyze the lessons learnt and major outcomes of the project with key stakeholders including members of civil society, project implementing partners, donors along with students and teachers of ASA.

Full report at:

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\03\30\story_30-3-2013_pg11_1

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Meera to Contest Elections against Imran Khan

March 30, 2013

LAHORE: Lollywood actor Meera has decided to contest elections on NA-126 seat in Lahore against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Express News reported on Saturday.

Earlier, Meera’s mother Shafqat Zarar Bokhari had said that her daughter will contest the May 11 general election for a provincial assembly seat. However, Express News reported that she will contest on the national assembly seat NA-126.

Meera will contest the elections from the platform of Justice Party, a little-known group recently formed by lawyers.

She is currently in India working on some projects. “She will definitely bring a change as a politician if she wins the elections. She will work for the betterment of the common people and women,” her mother added.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) senior leadership had strongly advised the Sharif brothers to not contest polls against Imran in Lahore.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/528654/meera-to-contest-elections-against-imran-khan/

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Tunisian Protesters Join Lawmakers’ Call for Women’s Affairs Minister to Resign

 March 30, 2013

TUNIS (Agence France-Presse) — Dozens of angry Tunisians brandishing shoes on Friday demanded the resignation of the minister of women’s affairs, accusing her of failing to stand up to the ruling Islamists.

The minister, Sihem Badi, has for months been strongly criticized by civil society activists over her ties to Ennahda, the Islamist party that leads the coalition government and that secular opposition groups say seeks to curtail women’s rights.

Fifty members of Parliament on Thursday signed a no-confidence motion against the minister, according to the official news agency TAP, after similar protests earlier in the week.

Full report at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/30/world/africa/tunisians-call-for-womens-affairs-minister-to-resign.html

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Women’s Group Protest against Impunity of CSC President Following Sexual Harassment

By Minivan News | March 30th, 2013

Local NGO Voice of Women (VoW) held a protest outside the Maldivian Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Friday (March 28) to oppose the return CSC President Mohamed Fahmy, after the Supreme Court dismissed parliamentary findings in a sexual harassment matter and permitted him to return to work.

Fahmy returned to work on March 17 following a Supreme Court ruling three days earlier, stating that Fahmy’s removal from his position by parliament was unconstitutional. According to the judgment, Fahmy was to be reinstated and compensated for lost wages since December 2012.

Full report at:

http://minivannews.com/politics/womens-rights-group-protest-against-impunity-of-civil-service-commission-president-following-sexual-harassment-allegations-55344

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After Jamrud Killing, Women Back Out Of Election Duties in Pakistan

 March 30, 2013

PESHAWAR: After Tuesday’s killing of schoolteacher Shehnaz Ishtiaq in Jamrud, Khyber Agency, women observers have refused to take part in election activities.

There are two constituencies, NA-45 (Jamrud, Landi Kotal and Mullagori) and NA-46 (Bara and Tirah) in the agency. The Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) in collaboration with the All Women Advancement and Resource Development (AWARD) is working to promote awareness regarding elections in the tribal regions.

AWARD constituency coordinator for NA-46, Lal Jan Afridi, said an awareness drive had been launched in Khyber Agency. But because of targeted attacks on women, including teachers and aid workers, the drive has been affected to a great extent.

Full report at:

http://tribune.com.pk/story/528503/after-jamrud-killing-women-back-out-of-election-duties/

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A Mother From Mali Dreams of Bringing Her Family Home

28 MARCH 2013

After fleeing her home in Mali, Dizawahet, 23, is about to give birth to her third child at a refugee camp in Burkina Faso. That's where she was born as well during another conflict in Mali that drove her parents across the same border. Dizawahet says she's grateful for the help families like hers receive at the camp, but that what she really wants is to go home.

Dizawahet Mohamed's life has come full circle. She was born 23 years ago in a refugee camp in Burkina Faso, where her family had escaped a civil war that raged in Mali from 1990-1995.

Now, nine-months pregnant, she has fled conflict in her homeland and is once again living in a refugee camp, about to give birth to her third child.

Full report at:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201303290461.html

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