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By Keba, South Africa A session that was supposed to be about experiences of hate crimes, and remembering people we have lost at the hand of homophobia ended up into something else. The session started so well, we had panelists who did presentations and expressions from different organisations, but same people that we always see in these meetings and panels. I loved what Chan from Zambia, if not mistaken said, who he identifies as a transmen. He feels that there is no unity within the feminist movement. A lot of people identified with her.
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Since my return from Guatemala, I've been trying to keep up with the unfolding political repression in Nicaragua. I admit that it's impossible for me to watch from a rational distance.
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  These remarks were delivered at the Wilton Park Conference: Women targeted or affected by armed conflict: What role for military peacekeepers? on May 27, 2008, by Stephen Lewis*.  http://pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/50445
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I sit here in Harare agonising, and wishing I had the same courage our Swazi sisters have. The fear is just paralysing!! NGOs Ban, Political Crisis Stall 'Basket Fund' Saturday, 06 September 2008  THE political violence that engulfed the country after the March 29 harmonised elections and the resultant ban on the operations of non-governmental organisations has stalled the implementation of a Basket Fund that was meant to co-ordinate Gender Empowerment activities.
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Taking advantage of the presence of feminist activists from around the world at the International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Mexico, JASS convened a dialogue among women from Africa and the Americas – primarily Mexico and Central America – to share perspectives about the state of women’s movements in their context, the distinct challenges they face, and the new directions they see in women’s organizing.
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