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World round-up: Women’s Human Rights Museum, Women and the constitution making process

21 May

Cold comfort for Japan-South Korea ties Asia Times Online…Most recently, a museum called the War and Women’s Human Rights Museum opened on May 5 in Seoul. The museum records the turbulent history of comfort women through photographs, videos, documents and clothes detailing the history of their victimization.

Zimbabwe Women and the constitution making process The Kubatana (blog) Opinion It is sad to be reminded that negotiations for the Zimbabwe Independence Constitution held in 1979 at the Lancaster House in London were made without the inclusion of women. According to one woman activist the only female present had gone solely for the upkeep of the men, like to make sure they were fed on time. Various movements and efforts by government and civil society have brought about a change in the order of this. One body that has greatly worked for the inclusion of women participation in constitution making matters is the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe. They have worked to ensure women’s rights are met and have took a step further to advocate for women’s inclusion in governance.

Morocco Rural education offers Morocco’s women promise of a quiet revolution The Guardian (blog) The measures attempted to address a range of issues including underage marriage, women’s rights, domestic violence, forced child labour and sexual trafficking. Despite the reforms, however, many rural women remain second-class citizens.

Jordan- ‘Lack of day care services at workplace driving women away’ MENAFN.COM The failure of employers to provide creches for working mothers is the main reason why many women are not joining the labour market, the Ministry of Labour said on Sunday.

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