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Rwanda has sworn in members of it’s gender observatory designed to ensure future generations of Rwandans grow up in a society with gender equality. The Chief Gender Monitor, Oda Gasinzigwa, was sworn in along with Eugenié Kabagema, Deputy Chief Monitor in Charge of Fighting Gender Based Violence, and Cyrille Turatsinze, Deputy Gender Monitor in charge of Gender, at the Supreme Court in Kigali.

Also at Global Sisterhood Network is a report on where are the women at Davos 2009 which makes for interesting reading.

The Guardian has a video of two Iraqi women candidates for the elections talking about running for office. And Feministe has a video about a right-wing Indian group targetting women who dare to go out.

Meanwhile for the US here’s some footage from the Lily Ledbetter Equal Pay Act hearings.

In the UK, the Daily Mail has published details on the Robinho rape accusations which, to my mind, make it likely that the victim can be identified. Do take the time to write to the Press Complaints Commission if you agree as it contravenes Item 11 of the PCC voluntary code of conduct:

“The press must not identify victims of sexual assault or publish material likely to contribute to such identification unless there is adequate justification and they are legally free to do so.”