Posts tagged “minky worden”
September 26, 2012
Women’s ENews featured an excerpt by Judith Sunderland, from the collection of essays The Unfinished Revolution, this past weekend. While many of us can agree that it is a human rights violation to force women to cover their head and face with a veil, few have thought about the other side of the coin. According the Sunderland’s excerpt:
“The sad irony is that whether they are being forced to cover up or to uncover, these women are being discriminated against. Banned from wearing the hijab–a traditional Muslim headscarf–or forced to veil themselves, women around the world are being stripped of their basic rights to personal autonomy; to freedom of expression; and to freedom of religion, thought and conscience.”
Sunderland’s article explains that although some European countries see banning veils as a means of liberation, it is yet another form of dictating how a woman will not only dress, but how she will represent herself and her religion, if she so chooses.
April 4, 2012"The book covers other complex issues such as the trafficking of Asian women and the exploitation of domestic migrant workers. The problems are there and they are as many as diverse, but so are the challenges. As the editor says: 'No measure will be more important than whether the unfinished revolution for women’s rights in the region is permitted to take hold and flower.'"
March 22, 2012“While sociologically and academically relevant, this is a cohesive and eminently readable document that is simultaneously an inspiration and a call-to-action.”
March 22, 2012"These very real experiences should make for excellent public policy: tackling the three issues of violence against women, access to contraception, and gender-based discrimination is what will make abortion less needed. The legalization of abortion will make the practice safe. Most of these facts are undisputed. The real question is why none are adequately addressed in Latin America today."
April 18, 2009April 18, 3-5pm, Left Forum 2009, Pace University (across from City Hall), One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. http://www.leftforum.org/. For more information, click below.