Environmental Activist Severely Beaten and Tortured In Iran

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Amnesty International is calling for an investigation into a report that a female activist was tortured in custody following protests over Lake Orumieh’s destruction in Iran The Iranian government’s reaction to protests over the ever-shrinking Lake Orumieh (Salt Lake) has taken another sinister turn as reports emerge that female activist and journalist Faranak Farid, aged […]

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Breastfeeding Moms More Agressive than Those Who Use Bottles

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Breast feeding moms have lower blood pressure and behave more aggressively compared to women who are bottle-feeding their children, suggesting that breast-feeding dampens the body’s typical stress response to fear, new research suggests. Women who breast-feed are far more likely to demonstrate a “mama bear” effect — aggressively protecting their infants and themselves — than […]

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Medical Clowns, Laughter Improve Fertility?

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Women undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization are understandably stressed, but now they may find something to smile about; new research out of Israeli hints at the value of ‘Medical Clowns’ towards improving IFV success rates. In a recent study of 219 women undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Israeli researchers found the odds of success were greater among women […]

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Rural, Poor Women and Children in Middle East Lagging Behind in Access to Basic Healthcare

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UNICEF in this news piece has announced that although a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have made considerable progress towards improving the health of mothers and children, disparities within these countries persist, making this progress inequitable. “The health and well-being of mothers and children is often determined not […]

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Muslims Debating Harassment, Standing Up for Women’s Rights via Harassmap.com

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Conservative Muslim bloggers and women’s rights activists bring harassers and inadequate legal and cultural protection to task, with women leading the charge. Women’s rights are a key environmental issue, a topic we’ve covered in recent articles about the need for a language revolution and the Arab Spring of women.  Women in the MENA region are […]

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The Middle East Needs More Sluts

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SlutWalk Toronto took just six weeks to organize, and now a dozen protests are planned worldwide. Is the Middle East next on the slut map? Without exception, every major human rights organization, from Amnesty International, the World Health Organization, and World Pulse to the Association for Women’s Rights in Development point to the clear connection […]

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Olympia Snowe Leads Women in Renewed Call for Women’s Rights in the Middle East

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Senator Snowe and her 16 female Senate Colleagues Introduce a Resolution Calling for Women’s Rights in North Africa and the Middle East. Following weeks of tumult and protests in North Africa and the Middle East, Senator Olympia J. Snowe, a Republican from Maine, is leading her 16 female Senate colleagues in emphasizing the vital importance […]

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Egyptian Women Forced to Take ‘Virginity Tests’ During Protests, Amnesty International

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Unstable and unsustainable societies threaten our health, and that of the environment. The latest: virginity tests in Egypt. Despite their massive involvement in the protests and overthrow of their government, Egyptian women are being denied a voice in the formation of a new government, World Pulse and other watchdog organizations report. Amnesty International has called […]

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Interview with Naqa’a: Saudi Women Fighting For The Environment

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Members of Naqa’a: Norah Magraby, Mona Othman, Muna Alamer, Elham Uthman, Reem Oudah, Amal Aljuhani, Wafaa Aljuhani and Shaima’a Alhajj. For over five years, a small group of young Muslim women have been hard at work in Saudi Arabia helping to fight climate change. Naqa’a, the environmental enterprise, was setup with the aim of introducing […]

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Eco-Sexy Nutrition for Women, From Horny Goat Weed to Vitamin C

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Tinamarie brings us another installment of eco-friendly supplements that spice up the bedroom In a recent column on male sexual stimulants, we created an eco-sexy list of non-pharmacological supplements purported to increase a man’s libido and overall sexual well-being and performance. Here, we focus on natural ways to get a woman’s love-gears in motion. First, […]

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Eco Your Moon Cycle

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Just the way disposable diapers are a nightmare for our environment and children’s health, so are all those disposable sanitary products being aggressively marketed. Yes I know that for many, just as cloth diapers, the idea of cloth menstrual pads and moon cups are hard to swallow but really these days there are many converts, […]

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