Women Worldwide, March-April 2012

April 9, 2012

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Women Worldwide

by Artemis

Pakistan’s first Academy Award nomination, the documentary Saving Face, follows the successful struggle by the Acid Survivors Foundation to introduce a law ensuring a minimum 14-year prison sentence for perpetrators of acid attacks. There are 150 such attacks, mostly on women and children, reported [=>]

read the rest!

Queer Notes, January-February 2012

February 27, 2012

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Queer Notes

by Suzanne Rose

After six days of 24-hour-a-day activism, LGBT occupiers, activists, and human rights groups in Seoul, South Korea, won the Seoul Student Rights Ordinance, with all clauses in the original draft included. The draft that calls for non-discrimination against LGBT students as well as [=>]

read the rest!

Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs!

September 24, 2011

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs!
by Terry Moon

The racist U.S. Right has used the specter of terrorism in attacking Muslim religious law, Sharia, as a way to build and deepen fear of all Muslims and forward their reactionary agenda of racism against all minorities, [=>]

read the rest!