Publication: Byline Portal

First reported Feb 13 2014 - Updated Feb 13 2014 - 1 reports

The Way We Talk About Rape and Abuse is Changing

by Laurie Penny, New Statesman, UK - How should we watch Annie Hall now? After filmmaker Woody Allen was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes, his former foster-daughter, Dylan Farrow, now 28, told the New York Times the story of ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
Entities: Abuse, Rape, Woody Allen
First reported Feb 13 2014 - Updated Feb 13 2014 - 1 reports

China Central TV Accused of Targeting Vulnerable Women With Prostitution Exposé

by Abby, Global Voices, The Netherlands - State media China Central Television's (CCTV) report on the flourishing sex industry in China’s manufacturing hub Dongguan City has triggered mockery and ridicule on Chinese social media. The 25-minute report ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
First reported Feb 13 2014 - Updated Feb 13 2014 - 1 reports

Plugging South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Leaks

by Melany Bendix, IPS, Italy - The South African government’s earnest rush to provide water to millions of people post-apartheid may have jeopardised its attempts to provide services to the country in the long run. South Africa is the 30th driest country ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
Entities: South Africa, Italy
First reported Feb 13 2014 - Updated Feb 13 2014 - 1 reports

7 of the Most Memorable Olympic Protests in History (and One That Could Be)

Jessica Phelan, Salon, USA - The rules are clear: “No kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” So states the International Olympic Committee’s official charter. But ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
First reported Feb 13 2014 - Updated Feb 13 2014 - 1 reports

The False Promise of Digital Democracy

by Katinka Barysch, PraguePost.com, Czech Republic - Most people used to think of the Internet as a force for good. It was supposed to allow us not only to shop, stay in touch with former classmates, and find a new sushi restaurant; it was also supposed ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
First reported Feb 10 2014 - Updated Feb 10 2014 - 1 reports

Regime Change In Sri Lanka? – OpEd

by Shenali Waduge, Eurasia Review, USA - The ‘foot soldiers’ of the West take the form of intelligence agencies, Christian Evangelical groups, NGOs/INGOs, US-West funded Humanitarian/Charity Organizations and the local stooges of these entities. The ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
First reported Feb 10 2014 - Updated Feb 10 2014 - 1 reports

Moving Beyond the ICC Impasse

by Lisa Clifford, IRIN, Kenya - The International Criminal Court's (ICC) case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, long beset by controversies and delays, has heightened tensions between the ICC and the African Union (AU). But while dropping the ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
First reported Feb 10 2014 - Updated Feb 10 2014 - 1 reports

Egypt’s Generals Face a Watery Battle

by Shelly Kittleson, IPS, Italy - Heavy reliance on water intensive crops, a major upstream dam project for the Nile basin, and rising groundwater levels pushing at pharaoh-era monuments will be pressing issues for the next Egyptian president – whether ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
First reported Feb 10 2014 - Updated Feb 10 2014 - 1 reports

Will the End of the National Dialogue Bring Peace to Yemen?

by Noon Arabia, Global Voices, The Netherlands - The National Dialogue Conference (NDC) finally came to a halt, after dragging four months longer than the scheduled six months. While many congratulated Yemen on this breakthrough, Yemenis are apprehensive ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
First reported Feb 09 2014 - Updated Feb 09 2014 - 1 reports

A Woman’s Perspective: Pakistan Must Not Negotiate!

by Mahwash Badar, The Express Tribune, Pakistan - As a woman, you grow up under the shadow of men. You look up to them to make important decisions for you. Ranging from how you have to eat and address your peers to what you should be studying, who you ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 09 2014]
Entities: Pakistan, admiration
First reported Feb 05 2014 - Updated Feb 05 2014 - 1 reports

Salt And Terror In Afghanistan

by Kathy Kelly, Countercurrents, India - Two weeks ago in a room in Kabul, Afghanistan, I joined several dozen people, working seamstresses, some college students, socially engaged teenagers and a few visiting internationals like myself, to discuss world ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 05 2014]
First reported Feb 05 2014 - Updated Feb 05 2014 - 1 reports

Dignity, Not Charity

by Zubeida Mustafa, Zubeidamustafa.com, Pakistan - One problem with our poverty alleviation strategies is that they benefit the givers more than the recipients. Yet another problem is that they generally involve doling out in public view money to the ... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 05 2014]

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...Celebrated Bangla writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen, who is also the president of Soi - Women Writers Association of Bengal, puts it this way, "Let's just say that within the creative field of writing we women have special concerns and some special ways of telling our stories. I think that needs a dedicated forum, which is why in Bengal some like-minded women writers got together to set up Soi in 2000. Well known writers such as Suchitra Bhattacharya, Magsaysay winner Mahasweta Devi and legendary dancer Amala Shankar, among others, have been associated with the group right from the beginning."
He came up with the metaphor and compared women to products. "The product has stayed on the shelf for over 20 years. On a perspective of relationships, pursuing doctoral degrees adds no value to women, and decreases their value instead" he said
"Given the huge challenges we face including stopping climate change and overcoming poverty, it is shocking that such a large economic potential remains untapped because of misguided policies,” says WFC and Right Livelihood award founder Jakob von Uexkull. To address the situation of the global economy realistically, the study uses an evaluation approach that relates unemployed labour to underused productive capital. "
...say it's normal to do it, because it prevents the girl getting pregnant early and dropping out of school, or being raped," explains Elizabeth. "When they see their girl growing breasts, they think they will attract boys – they are protecting their girls."

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The Way We Talk About Rape and Abuse is Changing [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
China Central TV Accused of Targeting Vulnerabl... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
Plugging South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Leaks [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
7 of the Most Memorable Olympic Protests in His... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
The False Promise of Digital Democracy [Published Byline Portal - Feb 13 2014]
Regime Change In Sri Lanka? – OpEd [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
Moving Beyond the ICC Impasse [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
Egypt’s Generals Face a Watery Battle [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
Will the End of the National Dialogue Bring Pea... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 10 2014]
A Woman’s Perspective: Pakistan Must Not Negoti... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 09 2014]
Salt And Terror In Afghanistan [Published Byline Portal - Feb 05 2014]
Dignity, Not Charity [Published Byline Portal - Feb 05 2014]
New Afghanistan Law to Silence Victims of Viole... [Published Byline Portal - Feb 05 2014]
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