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    An unfortunate accident: violence in Ahmadinejad’s Iran
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    Written by: Anonymous All articles by Anonymous

    In the wake of the contested Iranian election, Ahmadinejad's regime is seeking to silence political dissent through coercion and arbitrary imprisonment - where men as well as women are vulnerable to rape and torture. Women's organizations have actively campaigned against such violence, but analysis of post-election violence must not look at abuse of women in isolation. Instead, it must highlight the way that difference – whether it be political opinion, religion, sexuality, or gender – is being persecuted in Ahmadinejad's Iran.

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    The power of storytelling
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    Written by: Zainab Magdy All articles by Zainab Magdy

    Zainab Magdy describes her journey as a young feminist writer in a storytelling workshop in Cairo. “Many people ask me about these storytelling evenings and I tell them very seriously about "patriarchal society" which is killing the person inside each and every man and woman slowly. They don’t usually appreciate it. A few sentences can never tell the story of the woman who remains in a marriage because her husband threatens to keep her children as far away from her as possible. But maybe a story will.

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    Honour killing: India's continuing shame
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    Written by: Spriha Srivastava All articles by Spriha Srivastava

    The number of love marriages might have increased in India's cities but the reality remains different in many of its villages

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    HIV: both the cause and the consequence of violence against women
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    Written by: Silvia Petretti All articles by Silvia Petretti

    In the UK the number of women living with HIV has been steadily growing since the beginning of the epidemic. Newly diagnosed women were only twenty percent of the new infections in 1996, but over forty percent in 2007. There are now more than 25,000 HIV positive women in the UK, but while government policy fails to address the link between HIV and violence against women, it is left to under-funded and under-staffed support groups to campaign for the human rights of women living with HIV.

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    The challenges for women of HIV and gender violence
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    Written by: Marion Bowman All articles by Marion Bowman

    The hinterland of acknowledging and dealing with the links between gender violence and HIV/AIDS is mostly unexplored and unmapped. Neither the British government's strategy on gender violence nor that on sexual health deal with the link between gender violence and HIV/Aids. This serious policy gap leaves the issue orphaned and suffering the same status as women struggling with the complex interplay of violence, illness, and taboo.

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    There is no honour in ‘honour killing’
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    Written by: Majd Shafiq All articles by Majd Shafiq

    Islam is more tolerant of male-female relationships than some would have us believe. The issue of ‘honour killing’ is not one of dishonour and immorality, but of disobedience and control. At the end of the day, one has to say what is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong. Honour killings are heinous crimes and are against anything and everything that is holy in this life.

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    Violence against women in the UK: a map of gaps
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    Written by: Marianna Tortell All articles by Marianna Tortell

    The shift of funding from central to local authorities has led to the loss of essential services and misinterpretation of Equality legislation is further discriminating against women fleeing violence.

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    To know that we are not alone
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    Written by: Jane Gabriel All articles by Jane Gabriel

    Every woman at the NWI gathering in Antigua had a way of redefining democracy - from writing the new Ecuadorian constitution to include the rights of nature, to fighting for a place at the negotiating table of the peace talks in Sudan. Jane Gabriel listened to three days of stories,debate and plans for the future.

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    Laureate Jody Williams: telling it like it is
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    Written by: Jane Gabriel All articles by Jane Gabriel

    Jody Williams speaks frankly to Jane Gabriel about the impact that being a Nobel Peace Laureate has on her life - both personally and politically.

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