Live Encounters Magazine February 2013

Here is the link to the Feb Issue which has been brought out early because it is a Special Edition on women’s issues with all women contributors from around the world.

Did you know that one in three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime – that is one billion abused women. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, one billion women will dance, dance to highlight the atrocities committed against them, sing for equality, and celebrate freedom of Self. So we have dedicated this issue to ‘The Woman’ and have invited women from across the world to contribute articles on women’s issues. Please share this Special Issue on and by women with your family and friends. Let us begin to be the change.

Kalyani Menon-Sen, Feminist Researcher and Activist, has written the Guest Editorial.

Jemma Purdey, Writer and Mother, throws light on the mass rapes of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia in 1998.

Anat Hoffman, Civil and Human Rights Activist, on Jewish women’s fight for the right to worship at the Wailing Wall on par with the men in Israel

Jill Gocher, international photographer presents her images in celebration of the spirit of woman.

Paula Banerjee, author of Indian Women in Borderlands speaks to Live Encounters on her book.

Natalie Wood, journalist and flash fiction writer, pens a hilarious short story.

The Myth of Mother India – Rape, female foeticide, casteism and slavery are diseases that are endemic in the world’s largest democracy.

Candess M Campbell shares a chapter from her just released book, 12 weeks to self healing.

Call for Justice – a statement by women’s and progressive groups and individuals condemning sexual violence and opposing death penalty.

Simone de Beauvoir, author of the ground breaking book, The Second Sex, speaks to us at The Late Writers & Readers Festival.

Please share this magazine with your family and friends.

Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om