-interesting for our WikiLeaks project.
I thought this was a really interesting article from the Dartmouth Medicine Magazine: even in a field like ob-gyn, where female physicians are preferred and make up half the field, the income disparity is prevalent. Also note the dynamic of disparities when African Americans are thrown into the mix - it makes for some interesting results.
international NGO trains paralegals in Uganda to educate women about their legal rights to own and retain property. International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) also has done an amazing study (which became a book) on women's property rights, HIV/AIDS, and domestic violence which can be found here:
"Johannesburg — The perception that women are only ever victims of conflict ignores the large numbers of female combatants, which can result in their exclusion from disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programmes."
This is ballenato music celebrating the guerrillera women of the FARC in Colombia. Yes, there are ballenatos and merengues for the FARCs in Latin America. Music becomes embedded in war. For those of you who speak Spanish, listen to the words, it's pretty hilarious. It's filled with messages... check El Baile del Guerillero too.
"This is with tenderness to all the guerilleras... Mujer de acero... llevan el pueblo en el alma... que lleva botas que nunca descancan... siempre femininas siguen cuidando de su belleza e se el enemigo de aproxima como un hombre demuestran su destreza"
"This is for tenderness to all the guerilleras women... iron women... who carry the people in their soul... who carry boots that never rest....always feminine they take care of their beauty and if the enemy gets close they show they agility like men"
Provides multiple live-feeds and webcasts from the International Gender Justice Dialogues led by the 'Nobel Women's Initiative" .... discussion involves the role of the ICC and the different strategies for defining gender crimes.
Speakers include: Yanar Mohammed, President, Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, Iraq. Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon, Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Dr. Kelly Askin, Senior Legal Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative, Open Society Institute.
This came out Friday but I think it really speaks to the articles and the UN reports we've been reading about how civilians (and in that discussion, women and children) pay the heaviest price in war time. The first link is to the article about civilian deaths from nytimes and the second is a supporting slide show that has some disturbing images that contain a brief, but vivid narrative of the deaths of Iraqis, and it also reminded me of the film "Turtles Can Fly," particularly the little boy.