Women Around the Globe: News Roundup

Following are links to news stories concerning women internationally. Happy reading!

One million fewer children are working in Nepal than a decade ago, though more girls are toiling in dangerous conditions than boys. See IRIN.

For Egyptian women in the March of a Million and other street protests to oust authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak, the sometimes deadly demonstrations have been a show of force. See Women’s eNews.

Increasing numbers of women in Iran have premarital sex and then undergo surgery to conceal the fact from their husbands. See IWPR.

Leymah Gbowee, the founder of Liberia’s infamous sex strike and new Daily Beast Africa columnist, on how women can raise havoc to end sexual violence in the Congo and beyond. See Daily Beast.

New center for rape victims opens in DRC. See BBC News.

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