Some interesting things we’ve been checking out around the web:
Proudly African and Transgender: a collection of portraits transgendered Africans from seven countries, by Gabrielle Le Roux in partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
A letter to the editor of the Minnesota Daily by Congresswoman Betty McCollum: Child marriage destroys potential: Federal legislation seeks to promote the rights of girls worldwide.
Interesting interview with Turkish activist and researcher Pınar İlkkaracan about gender equality and policy. Pinar works with our partner organization Women for Women’s Human Rights-New Ways.
And here on Akimbo:
On Monday we celebrated International Women’s Day with a post inspired by some of the young women we’ve working with at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. We also posted a quiz on Women, Health, and Rights Worldwide – check it out and see how you do!
Youth activists from the Youth Coalition and YouAct sent us a report on an action they did at the UN last Friday that created a bit of a stir.
Our new Senior Writer Melanie Abrahams blogged about a challenging issue in India: Birth rights: Is the fight against sex-selective abortion hurting women?
Lastly, we put out a call for applications for the 2010 Young Champions of Maternal Health contest that is sponsored by the Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force.