<![CDATA[Current Issues Forum - International Museum of Women]]> <![CDATA[Current Issues Forum - International Museum of Women]]> en Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:53:11 GMT Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:53:11 GMT <![CDATA[A woman's right to wear Hijab]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=124 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:39:24 GMT Hijabist and non hijabist! Being a Muslim woman
By: rahina adamu
Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:39:24 AM

This has been an ongoing debate for ages and with the world developing more and more into a global village I am sure that the discussion will be on for long. The question to me is what makes me a Muslim woman? Is it what I wear? Is it my believes? Or my faith? I have been a hijabist and I have been accepted in many places and accomplish certain things I wanted to accomplish at that stage of my life and i have failed in certain areas and The same thing i have been a non hijabist and the same way I have been accepted in many places and accomplish a lot of things but also failed in certain areas . It was not the covering or not covering of my self that has made me who I am today, yes both experience have contributed to modelling who I am today and the choices I have made but it all boils down to the woman I am , it all boils down to the identity I have created for myself, the space I want in life and my believes... ]]>
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<![CDATA[solution pour tout vos probleme]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=608 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:51:43 GMT Monday, July 23, 2012 3:51:43 AM

ENTREZ DANS UNE NOUVELLE ANNÉE SANS PROBLÈMES Je suis de retour moi votre Marabout Antonio DASILVA pour vous permettre de vous débarrassez des problèmes que vous avez. Je suis maintenant revenu avec des produits beaucoup plus performant et je suis désormais capable de guéris les problème comme : - Problèmes d'Amour - Envoutements - Problèmes de Commerce - Vous qui n'avez pas d'emplois - Et autres............ Je suis actuellement a Londres pour travailler a un client alors j'ai décider de vous mettre au courant de mes offres car il faut commencer une nouvelle année avec la joie, le succès, la paix ...etc. QUE LES DIEUX VOUS PROTÈGENT ET VOUS DONNENT LA PAIX DU CŒUR Nom : ............................................ ]]>
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<![CDATA[Corruption]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=600 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 16:30:04 GMT Sunday, November 13, 2011 8:30:04 AM

Red tapism, favoritism and shielding of corrupt elements is a part and parcel in the prevailing system of governance. What will be the fate and future of common man ? ]]>
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<![CDATA[POOREST PERSON]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=558 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 12:34:25 GMT POOREST PERSON
By: DUDZI
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 5:34:25 AM

People do research for passion, but also for money. Who would want to fund a research on finding the poorest person, or fund a magazine, or blog, or cassette, or DVD to publish information about the poorest person? No one, except the poorest person themselves, but the problem is they dont have the money to start the project ]]>
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<![CDATA[POOREST PERSON]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=559 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:32:12 GMT It's an unfortunate reality
By: dkline
Thursday, August 04, 2011 8:32:12 AM

It is my feeling that most people don't want to read or hear about the plight of desperately poor people, because it is depressing. And many people, especially in the wealthier nations aspire to be wealthy. So they prefer to read about wealthy people in hopes that they will learn the secrets of attaining financial wealth. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The [Woman] Artist's Role]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=582 Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:53:37 GMT Monday, June 13, 2011 5:53:37 PM

(also posted in "Politics") As a response to Iranian woman artist Shirin Neshat's recent TED Talk -- Does the artist bear a certain social responsibility to challenge the status quo? What is the role of the artist? Should art be able to function outside of a political context? Does the artist bear a certain social responsibility to challenge the status quo? Or is it enough for the artist to entertain? What, exactly, is the role of the artist? Watch Neshat’s Talk here and discuss: http://artistsonthelam.blogspot.com/2011/06/discussion-art-as-political-weapon.html. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Must Read Book "BROKEN MIRRORS:The ‘Dowry Problem’ in India"]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=570 Thu, 12 May 2011 18:20:19 GMT Complex Multidimensional Social Marriages
By: Susmita Barua
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:20:19 AM

Most social marriage in India is not just between two persons, it is also with the family members and relatives surrounding the couple. The demands and expectations of in-laws and relative on the bride is usually much heavier than bridegroom, especially in middle and upper classes. Often the couple do not know how to navigate through this demands making adjustment with each other difficult. "In today’s cultural climate, it is considered less humiliating to make allegations about dowry than to disclose what may actually be more about emotional or even sexual problems"... ]]>
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<![CDATA[44 young women stand up]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=576 Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:11:13 GMT Monday, April 25, 2011 2:11:13 PM

Coming from a European area in which 63 per cent of youngsters are unemployed, that is, the highest percentage in Europe, it is encouraging to hear the voices of 44 youngsters. Voices that talk of suffering and difficulties, but voices that speak of shire determination, stamina and a strength that is and has always been the only way to succumb to the economical downturns that seem to aspire to vanish that pure energy that youth brings. 44 stories, they are more, and the more they appear, the more they will stand and with their sound they may bring strength to youngsters in which, as in Spain, energy is in passe. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Balochi Women being used as sex slave in Pakistani army torture cell by the Pakistan Army]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=268 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:42:43 GMT Balochi women used as sex slave by Pakistani army
By: Sulagna
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:42:43 AM

Soldiers are the protector of a land, and a land is generaly seen as the mother. But their behaviour towards women is so unrelenting. So in spite of such a glaring defect how could a person be the protector of a mother?? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Traveling Postcards call to action!]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=517 Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:35:26 GMT
By: Jennifer
Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:35:26 PM

At this current stage in my life a conversation topic between my friends often circles around the concept of finding ourselves redefining our path as we continue to gain more life experience and how it then begins to redefine our priorities when searching for what it means to have it all. One thing I think it means to be a woman today is the constant struggle with balance - the daily struggle between finding time to fulfill our own goals and ideas, education, careers, whether to choose to become a mother, and building a life and community with a partner and our families. I think part of what it means to be a woman today is how often that very question pops up and is reevaluated as we continue to age and grow... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Social media and Voice of women]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=561 Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:58:05 GMT
By: Jennifer
Sunday, March 13, 2011 4:58:05 PM

I think this is a very interesting topic. The growth of social media from blogs, MySpace to Facebook, Twitter, the ability to do your own online publishing has really allowed individuals to control the platform in which they voice and express their ideas and themselves. Through blogs, for instance, I find that women have begun to grow their own community where we can read each other’s stories, find guidance on issues that we are trying to deal with and support each other. One area of blogging that seems to have become a huge phenomenon is “mommy blogs”. While I am not a mother yet, I find being a part of this community as a reader has been really helpful to hear candid viewpoints on giving birth, raising kids, balancing motherhood with a career, and negotiating those waters with your partner... ]]>
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<![CDATA[International Women's Day Celebrations]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=569 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:23:17 GMT Tuesday, March 08, 2011 10:23:17 PM

How I celebrated the centenary celebration for International Women's Day... http://mypinksoapbox.blogspot.com/2011/03/international-womens-day-celebration-in.html ]]>
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<![CDATA[International Women's Day Celebrations]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=568 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:22:01 GMT Tuesday, March 08, 2011 10:22:01 PM

How I celebrated the centenary celebration for International Women's Day...http://mypinksoapbox.blogspot.com/2011/03/international-womens-day-celebration-in.html ]]>
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<![CDATA[Empowerment of Women Through Education]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=566 Tue, 08 Feb 2011 15:40:03 GMT Tuesday, February 08, 2011 7:40:03 AM

It is widely accepted and recognised throughout the world that there is an urgent need for the empowerment of women.Now the question arises --who will decide their fate or future of women in the present scenario-the Government or Non-Government organisations or women activists.The answer appears on papers/report/publicity or lip sympathy. If we analyse the facts and figure in true sense ,the women should come forward and make an attitude or aptitude of getting education. The education is the only alternative for their empowerment in all sphere of Life. It is hoped that the women activist will think and review for the empowerment of women. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Single Woman]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=565 Mon, 07 Feb 2011 18:21:30 GMT Monday, February 07, 2011 10:21:30 AM

In view of the prevailing circumstances , there is a lot of crises in the Asian society. In the last decade,for the first time due to various reasons ,the woman's question came to the forefront. It is the need of the hour to take up this serious and sensitive issue in the larger interest of the society and state. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Women in Governance : Emerging Trends]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=564 Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:58:38 GMT Monday, February 07, 2011 9:58:38 AM

In the contemporary scenario ,we find that there are many reasons for the marginalisation of women in the politics. The crucial issue needs to be addressed for the women to think and consider at all levels. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Honor Killing]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=307 Mon, 07 Feb 2011 17:39:20 GMT Emerging Concerns
By: Dr. Ramesh Kumar
Monday, February 07, 2011 9:39:20 AM

The crucial or emerging concerns in the present set up is to study and analyse the status of women in the era of liberalisation, privatisaion and globalisation ]]>
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<![CDATA[For more Solidarity]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=563 Tue, 01 Feb 2011 22:32:23 GMT Tuesday, February 01, 2011 2:32:23 PM

Just wanted to mention a Campaign of Amnesty International in which i participate. http://www.save-me-aachen.de Everyone can help! Everywhere ]]>
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<![CDATA[Olympic Women/ What kind of Power?]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=141 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 05:04:32 GMT hi
By: crystal8es
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 9:04:32 PM

I am a newbie here and just wanna say Hi to everyone. I am Crystal from Louisiana, US. __________________ http://www.photoshop-garden.com ]]>
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<![CDATA[Women for Women International Media Alert]]> http://www.imow.org/community/forum/viewThread?threadId=536 Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:45:18 GMT Monday, September 13, 2010 2:45:18 PM

Media Alert Who: Zainab Salbi What: PBS's The Newshour with Jim Lehrer When: Monday, September 13 check your local listings In response to recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Women for Women International founder and CEO Zainab Salbi will speak to Gwen Ifill tonight about her travels to the DRC, the state of women, and how the culture of rape and violence is invading the country. Recently over 500 women, girls and babies may have been raped after rebels seized one town in the DRC, the UN reported... ]]>
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