Middle East: Women’s Organizations in Kuwait and Fraud at Arab Women’s Development Society (AWDS)

Women’s groups, like all voluntary associations in Kuwait, are controlled and funded by the state. They have elected boards, written constitutions and paid memberships. Law 24 of 1962 governing the activity of associations — partially amended in 1965 and still in force — gives the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor full control and power… Read More

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Indian actress & activist Shabana Azmi’s NGO faces action after CAG report

Shabana Azmi’s yearly philanthropy design show has gone under the lens with the Maharashtra government debilitating to start activity against her NGO, Mizwan Welfare Society (MWS). A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report has said the conditions forced while waiving amusement obligation for two design demonstrates sorted out by the NGO in 2011… Read More

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Women’s rights activists say Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’

Denounce bill that would prohibit abortions sought on basis of race, sex of unborn Feminist activists may find discrimination in the workplace deplorable, but they’re all for discrimination in the womb. The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday will hold a hearing on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), which would prohibit abortions sought solely on the… Read More

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Iranian women’s fight for freedom : Iran Women, Then and Now

Women in Iran are taking photos of themselves without headscarves as part of an online campaign by journalist Masih Alinejad.   As well as having the right to vote, many are members of parliament. Unlike Saudi women they are allowed to drive, to work and participate in economic life. Most significantly, they make up more… Read More

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