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Saudi Women Get the Right to Vote – But Still Can’t Drive to the Polls
September 27, 2011 – 10:34 am | No Comment
Saudi Women Get the Right to Vote – But Still Can’t Drive to the Polls

September 27, 2011
Saudi leader and monarch King Abdullah has stated that women will soon get the right to vote – in 2015.
If, however, they need to get to the polls, they still are unable …

Full Face Veil Banned in France
April 11, 2011 – 7:57 pm | No Comment
Full Face Veil Banned in France

April 11, 2011
France’s ban on full-face veils went into effect today – a first in Europe. Any woman (actually, anyone) wearing a niqab or burqa in public may have to pay a fine of …

“2:46 Quakebook”
April 1, 2011 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
“2:46 Quakebook”

April 1, 2011
2:46 Quakebook is a Twitter-sourced e-book of stories and experiences of those impacted by the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan. The entire publication was put together in a week beginning …

Stop the Sleaze: Women Protest in Italy
February 13, 2011 – 5:39 pm | No Comment
Stop the Sleaze: Women Protest in Italy

February 13, 2011
Today, tens of thousands of women and men protested in Italy against their 74-year old Prime Minster, Silvio Berlusconi – who is facing an indictment for paying for sex with a minor. Allegations …

World Customs for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day
December 26, 2009 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
World Customs for New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Superstitions about the holiday – and why going to Tim Horton’s on New Year’s Day might bring you good luck!
Most cultures around the globe have superstitions – and many of these once deeply held beliefs …

The Education of Girls and Women
October 8, 2009 – 4:22 pm | No Comment
The Education of Girls and Women

“My parents told me to keep coming to school even if I am killed.” Shamsia Husseini a victim of a random attack in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. Read the whole story in the November December 2009 issue about the will and determination of girls and women to be educated – no matter what the cost.