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In Remembrance of Dua's Khalil Aswad چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, CA, USA   
World's Women For Life against Honor Killing; a brutal reality of the culture of death

thumb_soraya__fallah_berkly08.jpgBy : Soraya Fallah

"Honor killing" generally refers to acts of violence, usually murder, committed by family members and/or acquaintances of a female, who has allegedly brought dishonor upon the family.
A woman can be targeted by (individuals within) her family and/or her tribe, village, and kinsmen for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: refusing to enter into an arranged marriage, being the victim of sexual assault , seeking a divorce - even from an abusive husband - or (allegedly) committing adultery. The mere perception that a woman has behaved in a way that "dishonors" her family is sufficient to trigger an attack on her life.

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Faith and culture: 'World's Women for Life' چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, CA, USA Story

Faith and culture: 'World's Women for Life'

posted by: Jen Marnowski written by: Anastasiya Bolton Date last updated: 4/5/2009 8:32:17 PM 

9news_ww4life_soraya.jpgDENVER - Faith is what helps many of us carry on, often in spite or despite our circumstances. We're not necessarily talking about faith in a biblical sense. We're talking about a belief that no matter the challenge, we will conquer it.

A group recently formed in Denver has that sort of faith. It's up against a culture with deep roots and has plans to radically change it.

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Happy March 8th, International Women's Day چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, Ca, USA   



Happy March 8th, International Women's Day 

 ٨ مارس \٨ مارچ

 روژی جیهانی ژن پیروز بیت

 روز جهاني زن فرخنده باد



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International Women's Day چاپ ارسال به دوست, Los Angeles, Ca, USA   


.International Women's Day


Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc). In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them in a way somewhat similar to Mother's Day and St Valentine's Day mixed together. In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.

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Call for Submissions: Amnesty International's Stop Violence Against Women Campaign Art Exhibition چاپ ارسال به دوست

Amnesty International organizers for the Stop Violence Against Women campaign announce a call for art submissions. Be part of an inspiring art event that tells women's and girl's stories of both struggle and victory over violence and motivates people to take action in support of the International Violence Against Women Act. Exhibition will launch March 8, 2009 and travel to six cities throughout Northern California through June.

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Campaign to stop polygamy in Kurdistan-Iraq چاپ ارسال به دوست

  Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq

Campaign to stop polygamy in Kurdistan-Iraq

-To the Kurdish Parliament and the Kurdistan Regional Governmen

We demand the repeal of polygamous marriages and all other discriminatory laws against women in Kurdistan.

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