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Wednesday 30 October 2013
News

daily feminist news: 30.10.13

Ruby Grant
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Texas judge rules new abortion restrictions unconstitutional. Despite Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster blocking a super restrictive anti-abortion law in Texas, the law passed in July, banning abortions after 20 weeks and requiring doctors to perform abortions at special facilities. But the good news is that this week a judge ruled that the new regulations are…
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Monday 29 July 2013
News

in brief: pakistan’s ‘burka avenger’ fights for progress and education

Shannon Clarke
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Armed with only books and pencils, the superhero of Pakistan’s first animated television show is the Burka Avenger: a schoolteacher named Jiya who wears a burka to disguise her identity as she fights evil in the fictional city of Halwpur. The 13-episode show (running 22 minutes) aims to send positive messages to its young audience,…
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Wednesday 3 July 2013
News

in brief: two pakistani girls shot for dancing

Alexandra Storey
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Two sisters and their mother have been shot dead in Pakistan, after the girls appeared in a video which showed them dancing in the rain.  The sisters, aged fifteen and sixteen, have been named in local media as Noor Basra and Noor Sheza, the daughters of a retired police officer.  According to Dawn, five masked…
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Friday 28 June 2013
News

in brief: pakistani teen injured in acid attack

Broede Carmody
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  While Australians debate the country’s leadership, women overseas continue to suffer brutal attacks over things we take for granted. Less than a week ago, an 18-year-old Pakistani woman was attacked in her home. The actress, known as Bushra, suffered burns to her face and shoulder. ‘A man climbed the wall of our house in…
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Sunday 16 June 2013
News World

in brief: 14 female students killed in bomb blast

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  14 women students were killed in a terrorist attack in southwest Pakistan on the weekend. Militants blew up a bus carrying the students and bombed a hospital that was treating survivors. At least 25 people were killed in the two attacks. According to CNN, militants held hundreds of patients, doctors, and nurses hostage in…
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Wednesday 3 April 2013
News Politics World

in brief: pakistani woman runs for election in tribal area

Zoya J. Patel
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  For the first time ever, a woman will be contesting a parliamentary seat in Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA). 40-year-old Badam Zari will be running in the elections scheduled for May 11. She appeared on television on Sunday to launch her political career, wearing a full veil revealing only her eyes. In an area…
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Culture Featured

feminist news round-up 20.11.11

Erin Stewart
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This new column will summarise events that have happened in the last week relevant to women, feminism, and sexuality and link you to related articles. It will also offer a brief analysis on some stories. This column is still finding its feet, so please feel free to give us feedback, as well as any news…
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