1. Mussamat


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    When Mussamat was married, her husband’s family was not satisfied with the amount of dowry given. Both her husband and mother-in-law physically tortured her, pressuring her family to give more. She became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter, but her husband’s family did not accept her in their home. Eventually, after continuous torture and still no more dowry money, her husband and mother-in-law threw acid on her face and body. She still experiences intense pain because of the acid, cannot be in the sun for long, and it remains very painful for her to do manual labor. BRAC is fighting for her, bearing all costs to run the case against her ex-husband and mother-in-law, which is still in process.

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    • Queering Brotherhood


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      The Queering Brotherhood is Gay-Straight Alliance Network's program based in Los Angeles which connects trans + queer boys and young men of color between the ages of 14-19. From neighborhoods like Boyle Heights, Long Beach, South LA and those in between to engage in a year long fellowship that includes peer-to-peer movement building skills, political education and grassroots leadership development. We are committed to empowering you to grow into your own agents of change as Queer Bros for safer and healthier communities that reflects fearless racial and gender justice in Southern California. ‪#‎QueeringBrotherhood‬

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      • Balanced trees bear richer fruit


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        Filmed in the Rwenzori mountains of Uganda with the coffee farmers from the local cooperatives and organisations Bukonzo Joint and Green Home working in partnership with Oxfam Novib. Women's empowerment through adding value to the coffee chain production. Filmed and directed by Dominique Chadwick

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        • Turning the Tide: Making Waves for Women's Rights - The March, July 2012, Washington, DC


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          Today Salamander Trust marks World Development Information Day by bringing you "Women Making Waves": a video short of this last July's March for women's rights in Washington DC during the International AIDS Conference. The 24th of October was chosen by the United Nations to recognize the importance of international communications for global development – for its potential to mobilise public opinion and create a greater awareness of the problems of development around the world. Modern technologies have made it possible to share knowledge in a fast, easy and democratic way. We are finding new and better ways to communicate with each other and to share information, experiences and expertise. This summer a mass March was organised to coincide with the International AIDS Conference that took place in Washington, D.C. The March gave thousands of demonstrators an opportunity to express themselves and their demands for justice and an effective response to HIV and AIDS. Many of us marched for the need to respect women’s right in the HIV and AIDS response. We asked some of the marchers why they were there to support women’s rights. We recorded their responses to share with the many others around the world who were there in spirit also, who were unable to be there in person - either because of US immigration restrictions or because of lack of funds. Please feel free to share their messages of solidarity and support with your own networks.

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          • Cinthya Gonzalez. Gender equality and women's rights in the CLOC Via Campesina movement


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            An interview with Cinthya Gonzalez, CONAMURI, Paraguay. interview by Pamela Caro.

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            • Gender Justice Uncovered Awards announcement by Juan Mendez


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              Women's Link Worldwide presents the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards. The jury, comprised of Juan Mendez (Argentina), president of the Center for Transitional Justice and former member of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights; Rosa Montero (Spain), writer, journalist and psychologist; and Kavita N. Ramdas (India), Executive Director of the Global Fund for Women, chose the Gavel and Bludgeon Awards. Additionally, through their votes, the public selected two decisions in each category. The three most sexist decisions received the bronze, silver and gold Bludgeons; and the three decisions that best promoted gender equality received bronze, silver and gold Gavels. In every country, regardless of the political system, culture or religion, what the judges and courts say has a tremendous influence on the sense of justice and in the day to day lives of people. Even though there are national and international human rights norms, these have not yet been fully integrated into the judicial culture of our societies. Poor court decisions and verdicts persist and are based on the prejudices and stereotypes of those in charge of imparting justice. These statements can have the effect of rolling back the conditions for equality. And despite this fact, we rarely hear of them. For this reason, Women's Link Worldwide wants to uncover them. To acknowledge those who advance gender equality and to identify those who apply the most backwards/discriminatory verdicts. Women’s Link Worldwide has created the Gender Justice Observatory to seek out and systematize national and international court decisions. The Observatory is a free- centralized-on-line tool, which currently contains over 200 cases from 30 different countries and regions around the world, in topics related to gender discrimination, gender violence and sexual and reproductive rights. http://www.womenslinkworldwide.org Special Thanks to Mandona Productions.

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              • Loyda Olivo. Gender equality and women's rights in the CLOC Via Campesina


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                An interview with Loyda Olivo, Ecuador. Interview by Pamela Caro.

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                • Jessica Horn, lead author of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack on gender and social movements, presents some of the main findings


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                  Speaking at an IDS seminar in November 2013, gender and social movements lead author Jessica Horn outlines some of the key findings in the report.

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                  • Video on Gender Justice - Part 2 only


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                    Ines Smyth (Sr. Gender Adviser) and Thalia Kidder (Sr. Adviser on Women's Livelihoods) talk about what gender justice means, and how Oxfam's work, particularly in livelihoods, can help to deliver gender justice. This is Part 2 of the video which focuses on how our work can contribute to advancements in gender equality in the countries where we work. Part 2 consists of the following modules: 1) How does change happen for gender equality? - Different entry points 2) Strategies for change in livelihoods – common errors and good practices 3) Summary of entire presentation (Parts 1 and 2) To view Part 1, which focuses on what we mean by gender justice, click here: http://vimeo.com/18923045 To view the whole video (Parts 1 AND 2), click here: http://vimeo.com/18774526 Presentation slides and questions for self-reflection have been made available on Grow. Sell. Thrive., Oxfam's online community on promoting women's economic leadership in agricultural markets. Visit growsellthrive.org/​page/​video-on-gender-justice to access these additional resources.

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                    • Kimya Ndani Yangu ("The Silent Me")


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                      Digital story about a young girl's tragedy and how years later she finds a voice to help other victims of abuse. "Kimya Ndani Yangu" was produced for the research project “Tobacco control and digital storytelling: Collaborative videography with Latino adults to promote health equity among Colorado Latinos” (#09-0099). The purpose of the project is to equip Latino adults with media literacy and video production skills for creating their own digital stories based on health narratives aimed at increasing the leadership capacity of Latino adults. Funds for the project provided by the UC Denver Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (http://www.ucdenver.edu/life/services/ExperientialLearning/undergradresearch/Pages/UROP.aspx), and the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute at the University of Colorado (http://cctsi.ucdenver.edu). Krystle Alirez, Monica Fullmer and Hannah Nichols- 2010-11 UROP/CCTSI Award Recipients and Co-Principal Investigators Marty Otañez, Project Mentor and Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, University of Colorado, Denver (http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/CLAS/Departments/anthropology/Pages/Anthropology.aspx) For more information marty[dot]otanez[at]ucdenver[dot]edu www.sidewalkradio.net www.fairtradetobacco.org Coalition for Excellence in Digital Storytelling: www.dscoaltion.org

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