„In Afghanistan today the Ministry of Education suffocated the voices of our little girls by making it illegal for them to sing,“ tweeted Shamila Kohestani, former captain of the national women’s football team.
Am Nachmittag wird landesweit zu Demonstrationen aufgerufen, die am Abend in einem cacerolazo, also dem lauten Schlagen auf Töpfen und Pfannen, enden sollen, um „gegen Ausgangssperre und Staatsterrorismus“ zu demonstrieren.
Poland won’t allow women-led street protests to trigger a “revolution,” a senior government official said, after police cracked down on a demonstration for abortion rights.
Police pepper sprayed demonstrators and cudgeled them with batons late on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from opposition parties. It was an unprecedented show of force after a month of protests against a court ruling that effectively bans abortion.
Al-Hathloul, 31, was arrested along with about a dozen other female activists in May 2018, just weeks before Saudi Arabia lifted a decades-old ban on female drivers.
The mass media have been discussing these findings with shock and alarm, because such information is likely to be new and surprising to anyone who has never gone through the all-consuming herculean effort of motherhood. To anyone who has, the idea that most women would choose to have two or fewer children if given the resources, information and freedom to do so is just self-evident common sense.
Using her name and taking significant risks, Ben Mhenni founded the blog, „A Tunisian Girl,“ to report and speak out against the human rights abuses during the rule of Ben Ali, who banned her blog in 2007.
But in 2011, she started blogging once again and was the first to report on the protests after street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight on December 17, 2010, sparking the Arab uprisings.
In English, French, and Arabic, her accounts of the revolution highlighted her engagement against the dictatorship. They were a crucial source of information about the violent crackdown on protesters by security forces, particularly in Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of the revolution, and in other disadvantaged cities in the interior of the country.
In February, the women collective of the EZLN said that Lopez Obrador’s government didn’t hold comprehensive community consultations for the ‚Maya Train‘, which is a large-scale infrastructure project is set to connect the whole Yucatan Peninsula for tourism, transportation, and economic purposes, and thus canceled the meeting to protest to the “new, bad government (that is) doing the capitalist’s megaprojects.”
The 2020 Democratic contender, says one top aide, „has been fighting these battles for decades, even when it wasn’t politically advantageous.“
The Hyde Amendment is a four-decade-old ban on federal dollars being used for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger.
Biden’s campaign on Wednesday said he still supported the Hyde Amendment — a position that put him to the right of all other leading 2020 Democratic contenders, as well as Hillary Clinton and the party’s platform in 2016.
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Mina Mangal, who used to report for prominent TV station Ariana News, was killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul in a public place, police spokesman Basir Mujahid said. She had been on her way to work as an adviser to the parliament’s cultural affairs commission.
During his address, the president acknowledged the number of women in newly created jobs last year, which led to one of the most memorable moments during the event.
The women leapt to their feet to cheer and high-five each other, which led to the rest of the House rising to clap them.