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Do you think women and men should be treated equally all the time?

29 Mar

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Are there are situations in which you feel women should be given an advantage over men? What are they? Please comment below.


WHAT DO YOU THINK? Engage in debate here.

29 Mar

Silent Palestinian Warriors

29 Mar

Women are the balancing core that keeps society functioning despite Israeli occupation and political infighting

Gender Issues in INDIA

29 Mar


1.21 billion
Sex ratio:
0.94 male/female
Key Issues: 


  • Police initiatives to introduce a more rights-based approach to women’s issues (gender training of their personnel and the Parivartan programme of the Delhi Police)
  • Government schemes for the girl child
  • Institutionalising safety of women and girls: the Delhi government initiatives
  • Changing policy into law – initial stages: sexual harassment at the workplace guidelines and child sexual abuse draft bill

Government’s responses:

  • Increase in women’s participation at all levels: social, economic and political
  • Awareness of women’s rights – by the State, civil society organisations, as well as the public at large
  • Gender budgeting and gender mainstreaming within State agencies and civil society organisations

Gender Issues in KYRGYZSTAN

29 Mar


5.4 million
Sex ratio:
0.96 male/female
Key issues:

  • violence against women
  • forced marriage
  • traditional stereotypes / cultural norms
    • prevent women from fully exercising their rights to own property.
    • women are often refused credit because they are unable to offer sufficient guarantees.


  • Spousal rape is punishable under Kyrgyz legislation.
  • Article 3 of the Constitution of  Kyrgyzstan prohibits all discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin or religious belief.
  • Article 8 recognises the existence of certain discriminatory traditions or customary norms that are obstacles to gender equality in the country.
  • 2003 Law on Social-Legal Protection from Domestic Violence
    • designed to prevent, rather than penalise, such violence.

Crimes Against Women in Burma

29 Mar

The International Tribunal held a mock trial on Crimes against women of Burma. Victims of rape, sexual violence, enslavement, trafficking and imprisonment, spoke up and took a stand for not just themselves but for the future generations of young women in Burma and everywhere else.

Gender Issues in MYANMAR

29 Mar


61 million
Sex ratio:
0.99 male(s)/female
Key issues:

  • Gender-related wage gaps

  • Lack of access to institutionalized credit for women

  • Cultural norms that might disadvantage women

    • early marriage

  • Vulnerability of poor women to trafficking

  • Oppression, sexual harassment and sexual violence


  • Sexual harassment is not addressed in any law
  • Polygamy is permitted under Myanmar customary law
  • Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation (MWAF)
  • Buddhist Women Special Marriage and Succession Act of 1954

Government’s responses:

  • Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association
    • provide vocational training to young girls and women