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In Canada, Ayaan discusses the concept of citizenship in a free society.

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In Canada, Ayaan discusses the concept of citizenship in a free society.

Via:[http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/question+loyalty/5591002/story.html]

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Ida Lichter writes that archaic Saudi laws are impeding true progress

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Ida Lichter writes that archaic Saudi laws are impeding true progress.

Via:[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ida-lichter-md/saudi-women-rights_b_1006830.html]

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Don’t blame us for rape, say miniskirted Jakarta women

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Scores of women and children wearing colorful miniskirts and tight leggings gathered in central Jakarta on a Sunday, outraged by a public official’s comments that provocatively dressed women are to blame for sexual assaults. The protest was in response to remarks by the Indonesian capital city’s governor Fauzi Bowo, who said on Friday that women must not wear revealing clothes to avoid being raped or victimized.

Via:[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44567395/ns/health/#.ToMTipYVwaB

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Women in the World Foundation launched in New York

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At The Newsweek/Daily Beast Co.’s Women in the World Foundation kickoff gala in Manhattan, courageous leaders and activists electrified the stage with powerful stories of women breaking the rules to create change, calling for action on issues ranging from honor killings to child marriage.

Via: [http://womenintheworld.org/content/home]

Via: [http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/14/women-in-the-world-foundation-launch-with-meryl-streep-leymah-gbowee.html]

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Afghan women fight back, preserve shelters

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In Afghanistan, women’s groups are claiming a rare victory. Last winter, the government was planning to bring battered women’s shelters under government control. Women’s rights advocates sprang into action, complaining that the new rules would turn shelters into virtual prisons for women who had run away from home because of abuse. But after a flurry of media attention, the Afghan government agreed to re-examine the issue. And this month, President Hamid Karzai’s Cabinet quietly approved a new draft that has support from women’s groups.

Via:[http://www.npr.org/2011/09/26/140709134/afghan-women-fight-back-preserve-shelters]

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A group of teachers and students from Alliance Girls High School and Dartmouth University in the United States have launched an anti-Female Genital Mutilation campaign in Marakwet district, Kenya

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A group of teachers and students from Alliance Girls High School and Dartmouth University in the United States have launched an anti-Female Genital Mutilation campaign in Marakwet district. In addition to fighting FGM, campaigners are pushing parents to send girls to school as they do boys. Thanks to their efforts, girls in Marakwet will hopefully have a brighter future!

Via:[http://allafrica.com/stories/201108190034.html]

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Near the slopes of Mount Elgon, Uganda, many parents continue to have their daughters undergo female genital mutilation, even as human rights campaigners push for a stop to the practice.

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Near the slopes of Mount Elgon, Uganda, many parents continue to have their daughters undergo female genital mutilation. Human rights campaigners are pushing local leadership as far as they can to stop the practice, and many challenges remain.

Via:[http://ahafoundation.visibli.com/share/vD1yKj]

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Zuhdi Jasser writes that America’s armed forces “are becoming ground zero for American Muslims in the ideological struggle between Americanism and Islamism”.

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Zuhdi Jasser writes that America’s armed forces “are becoming ground zero for American Muslims in the ideological struggle between Americanism and Islamism”.

Via: [http://ahafoundation.visibli.com/share/srkvfZ]

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A 14-year-old girl in Western Uganda faced severe abuse by her father for converting from Islam to Christianity

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A 14-year-old girl in western Uganda is still unable to walk 10 months after her father tortured her for leaving Islam and putting her faith in Christ, according to area Christians.

Via: [http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/uganda/article_116148.html]

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Ida Lichter writes that attempts to introduce Sharia family law into Western societies run against the tide of reforms spearheaded by female activists in the Muslim world.

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Ida Lichter writes that attempts to introduce Sharia family law into Western societies run against the tide of reforms spearheaded by female activists in the Muslim world.

Via:[http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/sharia-law-in-the-west-goes-against-fight-for-reforms/story-e6frg6ux-1226111214151]

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