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Yemen's Child Bride Backlash

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/04/30/yemens_child_bride_back... Yemen's Child Bride Backlash After a 13-year-old girl's death, the conservative Islamists are retrenching -- with some bizarre, yet somehow effective, arguments. BY HALEY SWEETLAND EDWARDS | APRIL 30, 2010 The sad case of Elham Assi, a 13-year old Yemeni girl who died from internal hemorrhaging after being raped by her 23-year-old husband, has certainly sparked conversation in Yemen over the longstanding practice of child marriage. But the conversations -- taking place everywhere from Sanaa kitchens to the parliament building -- aren't exactly what you'd expect.

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Yemen's Child Bride Backlash

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/04/30/yemens_child_bride_back... Yemen's Child Bride Backlash After a 13-year-old girl's death, the conservative Islamists are retrenching -- with some bizarre, yet somehow effective, arguments. BY HALEY SWEETLAND EDWARDS | APRIL 30, 2010 The sad case of Elham Assi, a 13-year old Yemeni girl who died from internal hemorrhaging after being raped by her 23-year-old husband, has certainly sparked conversation in Yemen over the longstanding practice of child marriage. But the conversations -- taking place everywhere from Sanaa kitchens to the parliament building -- aren't exactly what you'd expect.

Blog
Apr 29, 2010

Model behaviour

J. Maureen Henderson
Should Gen Y women be holding out for a hero?
News
Apr 26, 2010

Sexist Bill C-3 is racist and fatally flawed

Shelagh Day and Joyce Green
After decades of struggle in the attempt to secure rights for First Nations women who marry "off" and lose their status, and this legacy for their children, the Harper government has blown it.
RabbleTV
Apr 13, 2010

Iran fights Fifa ban on hijab

Iran's football federation says it is sending a delegation to Fifa to urge the Geneva-based association to overturn its ban on the hijab, or Islamic headscarf.
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THRIVE: Call to Organize Against violence and oppression: Toronto: April 22

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THRIVE: Multicultural Women's Coalition Against Violence and Oppression presents
Call to Organize Against violence and oppression

*Are YOU interested in working to end violence and oppression against women of colour, Aboriginal Women and their communities?

*Are YOU interested in actively working for social change, specifically by combating all forms of oppression based on gender, race, sexuality, ability, class, age, faith, immigration status, education, poverty, language, and imperialism?

*Are YOU interested in actively working towards the creation of an environment that supports the development of anti-oppressive attitudes, behaviours, and practices?

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