November/December, 2002


 Volume III, Number 14





Anything Goes






Host: MIS






















The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.  It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.



Iran's women fans await stadium access

For 23 years, supporting their favourite football team from the terraces has not been an option for women in Iran.  Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, women have been banned from attending men's sporting events.(In Full)


Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women.

By :  Mahnaz Afkhami, Ann Eisenberg, and Haleh Vaziri

Leading to Choices, developed by the Womens Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP) in collaboration with its partner organizations in the Global South, is based on a conceptualization of leadership as horizontal, inclusive, and participatory. (In Full)


Woman condemned to stoning has been made an honorary citizen of Rome

 A Nigerian woman who was saved from being stoned to death under Islamic Sharia law has been made an honorary citizen of the Italian capital, Rome. We want the citizenship we are giving symbolically to Safiya to be an impulse for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. (In Full)


 Jordanian woman ordered to surrender her children to her estranded Muslim brother.

Religious rights activists are urging King Abdullah of Jordan to intervene in the case of a Christian widow who has gone into hiding after being ordered to surrender her children to her estranged Muslim brother.(In Full)


Poverty 'triggers early menopause'

Women who experience poverty as a child or as an adult are more likely to start the menopause early, a study suggests. Researchers in the United States have found that women who suffer economic hardship are 80% more likely to have early symptoms than those who have had no money worries.(In Full)


Women 'over-estimate cancer risk'

Some women with suspected cancer may have had their breasts removed unnecessarily, a study suggests. Researchers in Canada have found that women significantly overestimate their risks of developing the disease.(In Full)