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Dispatches From AWID 2012: Women’s Land Rights Debate Roils On

In many regions of the world, women produce the majority of the food consumed by their families and communities, and make up the majority of the world’s small-scale farmers, yet own the rights to almost none of the land. At AWID 2012, experts examined what is changing and how.

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Dispatches From AWID 2012: Burmese Women’s Groups to World: Hold the Applause

At AWID 2012, Burmese women’s groups described the culture of fear, oppression, and abuse still rife within the country, and warned the international community not to celebrate just yet.

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Global Roundup: Curbing the Birth Control Controversy; Nigeria on the Brink?

Weekly global roundup: Male midwives on the rise in Cameroon; Melinda Gates says birth control is not controversial; Afghan women march for their rights; and Nigeria’s population grows as contraceptive use dwells near nil. 

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Global Roundup: Teen Pregnancy Rising in Guatemala; Canada Legalizes Brothels

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Weekly global roundup: Understanding rape in the Congo; Mobile phones prevent maternal deaths in Kenya; Ontario puts safeguards in place for sex workers; Teen pregnancy rises swiftly in Guatemala.

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Uganda: Pregnancy and Childbirth Mean Playing Russian Roulette With Women’s Lives

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Last March, a landmark maternal health petition was filed in Uganda, aimed at holding the government accountable for the deaths of two women in childbirth. It garnered global media attention at the time, yet five months into the process momentum has stalled. When will it be time to women to take the front seat?

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Q and A With Governor Jennifer Granholm: “It’s Time for Women to Lead”

RH Reality Check conducted a Q & A with former Michigan Governor and host of Current TV’s ‘The War Room’ Jennifer Granholm on how Republicans want to treat women like children and why women should be leading this country.

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Global Roundup: Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi; Tracking Real-Time Rape in Syria

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Weekly global roundup: Burmese democracy activist wins historic Parliament seat; the UN investigates honor killings in India; Open source rape tracking in Syria; and female condoms make a comeback in Nigeria.

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Global Roundup: Catholic Church Opposes Women’s Health Care in the Philippines; Have Anti-Choice Extremists Invaded Britain?

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Weekly global roundup: Philippines’ Reproductive Health Bill could finally pass; Saudi Arabia makes moves to let women play in the Olympics; first national abortion study in Rwanda released; anti-choice zealots in the UK get a bit louder.

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India’s Newest Landowners Signal a Sprouting Revolution

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One year ago, India’s first-ever Women’s Land Rights Facilitation Center opened in Odisha State. This month, 150 local women were approved to receive the titles to their land. There has been increased global momentum around women, land, and farming but for all the talk, will there be the walk? 

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Global Roundup: Anti-Gay American Preacher Sued by Ugandan Activists

Weekly global roundup: abortion after rape now legal in Argentina; American preacher with ties to Uganda homophobia is called out; Myanmar’s military accused of mass rape; female friendships persist across the West Bank barrier; Tanzania’s First Lady speaks out on maternal deaths.

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