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  Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest women’s legal rights organization, filed the Charge on behalf of Sharron Sellick, one of the few women mechanics in Con Edison’s 500-employee Maintenance and Construction Services Department.
Washington DC (September 5, 2007)-- Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls, joins with immigrant rights advocates across the country to applaud the Department of Homeland Security’s release of interim regulations on the U visa, a remedy established by Congressional legislation enacted in 2000.
Legal Momentum, through its Immigrant Women Program in Washington DC, is committed to working with the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that the regulations are aligned with Congressional intent while providing immediate access to visas for immigrants crime victims.
www.legalmomentum.org   (1245 words)

  
 Welcome to the Rights of Women website
Rights of Women works to attain justice and equality by informing, educating and empowering women on their legal rights.
for organisations on essential issues concerning women’s rights.
Please note - we do not give legal advice via email.
www.rightsofwomen.org.uk   (186 words)

  
  Women's Legal Rights in Ancient Egypt
But most women did not hold jobs outside the home and consequently were usually referred to by more generic titles such as "mistress of the house" or "citizeness." Women were also frequently identified by giving the name and titles of their husband or father, from whom, presumably, they derived their social status.
Although women were legally the equals of men, and could deal with property on equal terms with men, the social and public role of women was vastly different from that of men.
Because Egyptian women were full participants in the legal system, not chattel and not dependent on a man to handle their legal concerns for them, such contracts were made by the husband directly with the wife, not her father or any other man on her behalf.
fathom.lib.uchicago.edu /1/777777190170   (2628 words)

  
  Essay - Legal Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Legal rights, including those of women, should be discussed in light of the Islamic principle of justice.
The main areas of controversy in regards to women’s legal rights are in the areas of witnessing and inheritance.
Thus, women are not inferior as a result of this rule, as is frequently believed in Muslim circles; rather, the Quran simply stated the rule in a manner understandable to the community to whom the Quran was revealed.
www.mwlusa.org /publications/essays/legalrights.html   (2027 words)

  
 Women in Ancient Egypt
Rights and privileges were not uniform from one class to another, but within the given classes, it seems that equal economic and legal rights were, for the most part, accorded to both men and women.
This was not due to an inferior legal status, but was probably a consequence of her customary role as mother and bearer of children, as well as the public role of the Egyptian husbands and sons who functioned as the executors of the mortuary cults of their deceased parents.
We find women as nobility and landed gentry managing both large and small estates, e.g., the lady Tchat who started as overseer of a nomarch's household with a son of middling status; married the nomarch; was elevated, and her son was also raised in status.
www.crystalinks.com /egyptianwomen.html   (0 words)

  
 THE IRANIAN: Women, changing laws in Iran, Mehrangiz Kar
Women feel that their share in the benefits of revolution have been shortchanged with the result that, in the eyes of the world, Iran is a country standing firm in its opposition to the equality of the sexes.
From their point of view, women's rights and human rights activists are no more than rootless seculars, infatuated with modernity and Western permissiveness, whose intended reforms are bound to endanger the foundations of the religion, culture, family and society.
While the majority of the Iranian women naturally have sided with the reformists, it is still hard to deny the fact that they have a long, arduous and hazardous way to go before they have the appropriate channels for the expression of their views in the form of independent civil societies and formations.
www.iranian.com /Opinion/2000/April/Women/index.html   (0 words)

  
 PROPERTY RIGHTS OF WOMEN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The property rights of women during most of the nineteenth century were dependent upon their marital status.
In response to the accusations of the injustice of property laws, lawmakers claimed that "The rights of the husband over the property of his wife are given him in consequences of the burthens which on the marriage are imposed on the husband in respect to his wife" (Staves 52).
Shanley explains that "From the legal 'unity' of the husband and wife it followed that a married woman could not sue or be sued unless her husband was also a party to the suit, could not sign contracts unless her husband joined her" (8).
www.umd.umich.edu /casl/hum/eng/classes/434/geweb/PROPERTY.htm   (0 words)

  
 Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.: Timeline
The primary goal of the organization is to achieve voting rights for women by means of a Congressional amendment to the Constitution.
The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote, is signed into law by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby.
The largest women's rights group in the U.S., NOW seeks to end sexual discrimination, especially in the workplace, by means of legislative lobbying, litigation, and public demonstrations.
www.infoplease.com /spot/womenstimeline1.html   (0 words)

  
 Women's Rights Ignored by Latin American Courts
The legal existence of the association eventually was recognized by the executive branch because of political pressure.
In Mexico, women's rights are seen through the lens of men's honor, as in the case of a low-ranking military officer who lost his job for sleeping with the wife of his superior.
Women's eNews is a nonprofit independent news service covering issues of concern to women and their allies.
www.womensenews.org /article.cfm?aid=738   (0 words)

  
 Legal rights of women in history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some women managed to gain their independence by submitting herself to the authority of a tutor or husband, with the understanding that he was at once to emancipate her.
Women as well as men were subject to penalties for wearing dress or ornaments (except rings) imitating those reserved for the emperor and his family.
Women were not allowed to inherit land, except under special circumstances, but the rule for the division of moveable property when one of a married couple died was the same for both sexes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legal_rights_of_women_in_history   (0 words)

  
 Iran Moves to Roll Back Rights Won by Women
Women who have been pressing for expanded rights, however, were infuriated when in August a 16-year-old girl, Atefeh Rajabi, was hanged for adultery in the northern city of Neka while the man with whom she was accused of having a sexual relationship received 100 lashes.
Women also reacted when Fatimeh Aliya, a hard-line member of Parliament, suggested that polygamy was a way to improve the lot of poor women.
Women, Peace and Security Community representing the diversity and depth of research, organizing and advocacy on women, peace and security issues.
www.peacewomen.org /news/Iran/Sept04/rollbackrights.html   (0 words)

  
 id-47 THE LEGAL STATUS OF WOMEN
In rare instances during feudal times, women of aristocratic birth were allowed to rule their male subjects, thus giving these women rights not permitted some men.
Even though women hunted and fought Indians, journeyed on horseback or went by boat across the wilderness, tended the fields and even carried on the business, when widowed they were regarded by law as inferior, a person to be protected.
Women were allowed to vote only as late as 1920, long after the Civil War and after fl men were given the right to vote.
www.ca.uky.edu /agc/pubs/id/id47/id47.htm   (0 words)

  
 Women's Legal Group in Albania
The Women's Legal Group is a coalition of advocates representing 12 women's organizations in the Republic of Albania.
The goal of the Women's Legal Group is to advocate the inclusion of the rights and protections for women and girls in the Albanian law.
The Women's Legal Group has worked hard to influence the parliamentary legislative drafting process by pressuring the Albanian parliament and government ministries to modify or block draft laws that contravene the guarantees of women's rights embodied in the country's constitution.
www.geocities.com /Athens/2533/albania.html   (0 words)

  
 Council's Plan Curbs Women's Rights
While the CPA is considered highly unlikely to ratify the change, women's rights advocates are concerned that Muslim conservatives could push it through the transitional government to which sovereignty is supposed to be returned by the CPA no later than June 30.
The column, 'Women in the New Iraq', argued, "women must have an equal role and more women should be included in Iraqi governing bodies and ministries", but failed to mention the growing controversy over Resolution 137 or the threat to women's rights it poses.
While U.S. lawyers are continuing to work with the IGC on an interim charter that reportedly includes equal rights for women and minorities, there is no guarantee the principles enshrined in it will be incorporated in a new constitution.
www.peacewomen.org /news/Iraq/Feb04/right.html   (0 words)

  
 USAID Women in Development (WID): Women's Legal Rights
USAID acts to promote and increase the ability of women and men to live and work in societies that enact and enforce legislation to protect women’s rights.
The WID Office approach to women’s legal rights includes: educating women and men on women’s legal, economic, and political rights and barriers to these rights; strengthening the ability of organizations to lobby more effectively for basic improved women’s rights; and enhancing the capacity of institutions to enforce legislation and practice in a gender-equitable manner.
Increasing women’s access to justice and reducing the number of women who become victims of trafficking.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/activities/womens_legalrights_rc.html   (378 words)

  
 Legal Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Women in Malawi, therefore, under the written law are accorded the same legal status as the men.
It covers the country's constitution, the legal system and the administrative of justice, the legal status and the legal capacity of women in Malawi, including types of marriage, dissolution of marriages, economic and business, crimes which may be committed by and against women.
It has also been established that even when women know their rights and are prepared to use the formal court system to exercise them, there are still some inhibiting and interrelated factors preventing or discouraging them from doing so.
www.sdnp.org.mw /~phindu/womens_voice/legalpg7.htm   (0 words)

  
 Global Rights: Global Rights | partners for justice online
While the majority of Moroccan women's advocacy NGOs are concentrated in the urban centers of Rabat and Casablanca, NGOs, women's and development organizations have emerged in smaller cities and towns across the country since the late 1990's to address problems unique to women in their regions.
Even as these and other legal protections exist, cultural norms, tradition, high illiteracy rates, and lack of knowledge of their legal rights may prevent women from invoking their rights or reporting crimes against them, such as rape, child abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic violence.
And, on such cases lawyers do not often make legal arguments based on international human rights treaties, and judges often resist relying on international treaties on the pretext that the law enumerating the sources on which they may base their decisions does not include international law.
www.globalrights.org /site/PageServer?pagename=www_mid_index_64   (0 words)

  
 Women's rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term women’s rights typically refers to freedoms inherently possessed by women and girls of all ages, which may be institutionalized or ignored and/or illegitimately suppressed by law or custom in a particular society.
These liberties are grouped together and differentiated from broader notions of human rights because they often differ from the freedoms inherently possessed by and/or recognized for men and boys, and because activism surrounding this issue claims an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women.
Women are allowed to lead religious assemblies; to perform Kirtan (Congregational hymn singing); become members of religious management committees; to lead armies on the battlefield; equality in marriage; equality in Amrit; etc
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Legal_rights_of_women   (0 words)

  
 Legal rights | Afghan Women's Network (Afghanistan)
On October 17, 1987, in reply to Father Joseph Wresinski’s appeal, 100,000 defenders of human rights gathered together on the Trocadero Plaza in Paris to honour victims of hunger, violence, and ignorance, to express their refusal of extreme poverty, and to call on mankind to unite to ensure the respect of human rights.
The purpose of the mission was to gather information on the general situation of Afghan women, assess the work the government and NGO community has done regarding CEDAW and, in the end, compile a report for the UN to determine whether to offer technical assistance to the government to further CEDAW principals in Afghanistan.
After the fall of the Taliban Safia was elected by the people of Kandahar to serve as the provincial women’s representative to the government, a position she held with conviction and integrity despite the grave and dangerous conditions in Kandahar.
www.afghanwomensnetwork.org /index.php?q=taxonomy/term/67   (1135 words)

  
 Welcome to Tunisia Online, your digital gateway to news and information on Tunisia.
The principle of equality of men and women with respect to citizenship and before the courts is expressly stipulated in Tunisian legal texts.
The new amendments announced by the President of the Republic on August 13, 1992 have, meanwhile, strengthened the place of women still further, confirming the principle according to which their rights are inseparable from those of men, eliminating legal provisions that could be interpreted as discriminatory and sexist.
Women make up nearly one-quarter of Tunisia s working population: More than 10,000 women are heads of businesses.
www.tunisiaonline.com /women/index.html   (768 words)

  
 Women in Islam: Muslim Women
Consequently Muslim women have been developing a distinctly "Islamic" feminism, just as women of color in the West have been developing "womanism" in contrast to feminism, which primarily was shaped by the concerns of upper-class Euro-American women.
Feminism and Islam: Legal and Literary Perspectives is the title of Saudi scholar Mai Yamani's 1996 book comprising the essays of a substantial number of women scholars who are articulating an emerging Islamic feminism.
Women in Islam by Dr. Nahid Angha, co-director of the International Association of Sufism and founder of the Sufi Women Organization.
www.uga.edu /islam/Islamwomen.html   (0 words)

  
 Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
The beneficiaries of the Forum were a group of Afghan women delegates from various Afghan ministries, private sector, and journalism, who were visiting the United States as part of the Educational Leadership Program sponsored by the US-Afghan Women's Council.
The purpose of the Forum was to familiarize the Afghan women delegates with specific existing Afghan laws and with aspects of Islamic jurisprudence that safeguard women's rights.
The Forum began with the Afghan women delegates voicing their concerns about issues relating to women's legal rights in Afghanistan.
www.karamah.org /news_forum_afghan_women.htm   (0 words)

  
 Women Legal Rights
Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy.
Legal Rights - for Immigrant and Refugee Women
The goal of the Women's Legal Group is to advocate the inclusion of the rights and protections for women and girls in the Albanian law.
womenrights.fauxwomen.com /womenlegalrights   (1029 words)

  
 Your Legal Rights
Women in 'non-traditional' trades: organizing and legal rights for union women and their allies.
In many unions democratic rights are real and unquestioned, but in large sections of the US labor movement these rights are trampled upon and must be restored.
Lawyers who support labor, are sympathetic to union democracy cases and are willing to undertake a union member's case against his or her own union are few and far between.
www.uniondemocracy.org /Legal/legalhome.htm   (0 words)

  
 Legal information - Rights of Women
Rights of Women have produced a number of information sheets on legal issues affecting women.
If you have a legal problem, you should talk to a lawyer or advisor before deciding what to do.
The information given here is written for people resident in or affected by the laws of England and Wales.
www.rightsofwomen.org.uk /legal.html   (139 words)

  
 Women's Aid - The Survivor's Handbook - Your legal rights
If you are frightened of your current or former partner, then you have a right to be protected under the law.
Criminal cases are heard in either the Magistrates' Court or the Crown Court depending on the severity of the charge.
Further information is available from Women's Aid's Policy briefings, and within the Women's Aid leaflet 'Domestic violence: Your legal rights', which you can order using the Women's Aid publications and resources order form.
www.womensaid.org.uk /domestic-violence-survivors-handbook.asp?section=000100010008000100330001   (379 words)

  
 Legal Rights of Women in Vermont
Women should be aware of their rights under a number of different federal and state laws and regulations regarding consumer and credit issues.
Women need to be aware of their rights regarding discrimination and harassment, the rights of students with disabilities as well as the rights of pregnant and parenting students in schools and other educational institutions.
Students have the right to an education in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, whether it be in elementary or secondary schools or in colleges and universities.
www.women.state.vt.us /legalrtw.html   (16419 words)

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