IWTC Women's GlobalNet #272

Activities and Initiatives of Women Worldwide 

By Anne S. Walker and Lynette Dumble

March 10, 2005

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2005: WHAT THE WORLD'S PRESS WROTE

The International Women's Tribune Centre would like to thank all who have contacted us with best wishes on International Women's Day, March 8, 2005. We acknowledge the great work undertaken by you all in support of women and development activities worldwide, and will strengthen and renew our efforts in support of that work in the coming year.

As an example of some of the successes and failures in the global women's movement during the past year, here is a select list of articles published in newspapers around the world on IWD 2005. The list has been put together by Lynette Dumble, moderator of the Global Sisterhood Network, with some additions by Anne S. Walker of IWTC. If you would like to read the articles in full, please email <annewalker@iwtc.org> for a copy.

Australasia (Australia/New Zealand)

1. Power game of domestic abuse keeps women repressed 2. Women's long path to equity 3. A smarter way to fight for Muslim women 4. Women slipping further behind. Editorial in The Age

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India

5. Gender Justice: Discrimination against women persists despite their progress 6. Women have a role in all spheres of life 7. A gift on Women's Day: dream-come-true portal 8. Ticking off women 9. ILO honour for women victims of tsunami 10. Women gear up to `ignite the truth'

11. Women excluded from India's growth: ILO 12. Women flay gender bias 13. 74 per cent women complain of bias 14. Anti-foeticide drive gets a `Sania' boost 

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Turkey

15. Turkey's tear-gassing of women hits EU entry bid

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Singapore

16. Women protest inequalities

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Pakistan

17. Seeking justice for women

18. The battle ahead for women

19. Women's backwardness result of male prejudice 20. Need stressed to end gender discrimination 21. End to discrimination against women demanded 22. Women's Day rally: PPP accuses govt of rights' violations 23. Call for repeal of discriminatory anti-women laws 24. Pakistani women's political journey

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Bangladesh

25. Women unite for freedom, equality

26. Ban on rally on JS compound violated

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Russia

27. The Decisive Day After Women's Day

28. TV Ads Tout Cheerful Idiots and Kept Women

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Scotland

29. Suffragette sculpture planned for Holyrood

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Kuwait

30. Kuwaitis seek women's suffrage

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International

31. Women worldwide face effects of Bush's gag rule

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