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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: segregation - the traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded
separatism, segregation - a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
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A letter addressed to Amnesty International's leadership, bearingthe signatures of400 organizations and individuals--including Lena Dunham, Angela Bassett, and a number of other Hollywood actors--said a policy of decriminalization "sides with buyers of sex, pimps, and other exploiters," and would lead to a "system of gender apartheid.
A vote calling for legalizing pimping would in effect support gender apartheid, in which some women in society can demand protection from rape, discrimination and sexual harassment, while others, the most vulnerable among us, are instead set aside for consumption by men and for the profit of their pimps," said Taina Bien-Aime, CATW's executive director.
Identified by Milani as one of the first significant challenges to gender apartheid in Iran, Badasht "was a poignant moment that announced a challenge to the enforced spatial separation of men and women.
In Saudi Arabia, where programs targeting women and youth are restricted, Cultural Affairs Specialist Naimeh Hadidi built a nationwide network that fosters mission partnerships with women leaders, to support their efforts to battle gender apartheid.
Such oppressive conditions have led to widespread condemnation from the international community over its gender apartheid.
Let's not skirt around the issue just because accusations of gender apartheid and mock outrage will follow.
one of the Saudi women, Wojdan Shaherkani dressed in white) competed in the +78kg category of the judo competition By Karen Dabrowska By allowing Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games to be concluded on Saunday, the International Olympic committee, IOC, is supporting gender apartheid, Ali Al-Ahmed, Director of the No Women No Play campaign and the Washington DC-based group the Institute for Gulf Affairs (IGA) claimed.
Despite these restrictions, the state's attempts to implement a gender apartheid 1 policy have failed.
While some decided to dress 'subversively' in an act of rebellion, others dismissed their objectification to use their 'beauty' or bodies for feminist motivations, but utilised their brains, their creativity, art, writings, etc, to resist the undertakings of a brutal theocracy, a stringent patriarchal set up/agenda or a dogmatic extremist, gender apartheid.
This law, which completely goes against the human rights and human dignity, was the result of political bargaining between Karzai and his team of religious fanatics as they sought to legalise marital rape, child marriage and gender apartheid, in particular; the Hazara women.
In my view, repression of sexuality and extreme gender apartheid is to blame.
After spending 10 days in the Kingdom, Maureen Dowd opines in The New York Times that although Saudi is progressing in a "galactically glacial pace," the country is starting to shun gender apartheid and cultural repression.

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