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Global Feminist Link Love: March 15-21

March 22, 2010

Hey Global Feminists!

Here are a list of links about what other global feminists were up to this past week. We also want to know: What have you been reading/writing this week? Don’t forget to spread your own link love in the comments!

Protest outside the Miss World competition, 1970. Credit: Six Fortuities


Our lesbian and gay brothers and sisters across Africa are living in fear. And they are living in hiding — away from care, away from the protection the state should offer to every citizen and away from health care in the AIDS era, when all of us, especially Africans, need access to essential HIV services.

“Canada has poured $15 million into massive campaign, but some say its wasted on administrative costs and bureaucratic process.”

(The Independent) “Ethiopian women have started to refuse to watch their sisters disappear into servitude. They are fighting back – and now they are asking for our help.”

For 20 years, the Moroccan desert has drawn teams of hardy souls for a peculiar nine-day adventure, the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles…It is for women only, speed is not the point and no prizes are awarded.


Short-term political gains and scoring points have been higher in the minds of Indian parliamentarians than righting the skewed gender picture when it comes to laws to increase the participation of woman in politics.

It is often hard, even up to now, to talk about my experience. But the reason why I tell my story is because it is also the story of many others, and it reflects the experience of many Filipinos who have been abducted and tortured in the Philippines.


Latin America

Wednesday’s crackdown by Cuban police was the first in two years on the political group, which is made up of the daughters, wives and mothers of imprisoned political dissidents.

It must be understood that in Cuba, the question of racism was considered taboo for decades, because public exposure of it could give rise to ‘fissures’ in the sense of unity that was indispensable for facing the aggression from outside.

Middle East

Today on a daily basis, personal memoirs of ongoing encounters of government crackdown and resistance in Iran are being written in print and in cyberspace by countless Iranian civil rights activists, scholars and women human rights defenders.

It is funny how we get used to this term: death of a migrant worker. What a coincidence. Every single week in a country as small as this, a migrant domestic worker dies.

Northern America

A theoretical framework that simultaneously examines the historical establishment of Native nations and how they are dependent upon powerful constructions of gender will illuminate how Native nations, like other modern nations, are contested systems of representation that severely limit women’s access to power in myriad ways.


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  1. March 22, 2010 4:56 pm

    This week on Eugenia de Altura, I remark on a recent article that shows that some leftist governments in Latin America are passing legislation that restricts women’s reproductive rights, such as abortion.

  2. March 22, 2010 6:16 pm

    Love getting these reminder tweets from GAB!! Thank you–

    This week @

    1. One story about Barefoot filmmaking (the ongoing story of Development-the-movie.

    2. My (very late) IWD blog, about state funding of women’s low-budget feature films. (I think that Blogfest you organised for IWD was just wonderful–)

    3. And a little addition, in “Moving on” : Women writers for the page do so well, critically and commercially, at and after studying at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. How can this inspiring model can be transferred to women film writers’ and directors’ training?

    Happy week to all!!

  3. March 22, 2010 8:33 pm

    This week I’ve been focusing on the wage gap – and how to bridge it –


  4. March 22, 2010 11:24 pm

    I ♥ FR: The Final Push (Birthday Edition)
    Today is my 30th birthday. As a feminist activist who came of age in the ’80s and ’90s alongside the popular use of computers and the emergence of feminism’s media savvy third wave, one might say founding a feminist-oriented blog was an utterly predictable choice for me to make, and while that may be true, it was not a choice I ever anticipated making… until I did. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to continue to make feminist media—a fitting birthday present, indeed.

    • March 23, 2010 1:17 pm

      Happy birthday!


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