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Malala Yousafzai Continues Activism Two Years After Assassination Attempt

15/04/2014

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Malala Yousafzai Oval Office, 11 Oct 2013

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:30  p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 INTERNATIONAL – On October of 2012, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot for speaking up about women’s rights to education. As an inside correspondent with BBC, subject of two documentaries and frequent guest in newsrooms, Yousafazai was becoming the poster child […]

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Death Penalty for Three Rapists Sets Precedent in India

05/04/2014

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New Delhi, India, Gang Rape Court Trial, Graffiti Protest, Photo by AFP

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 21:33 p.m. DST, 5 April 2014 MUMBAI, India – On Friday, three men convicted of two different 2013 rape cases were sentenced to death by hanging. The heavy sentence and relatively speedy conviction are thanks to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Mohammed Kasim Sheikh, Salim Ansari, and […]

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Fowl Play? China to Serve as Middleman in Chicken Processing

05/04/2014

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Chickens in the Bus, Shanghai, China, Photo by Gigi

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 14:21 p.m. DST, 05 April 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – In case you were looking for another reason to try a vegetarian diet, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will likely allow the exportation of U.S. grown chickens to China for processing and packaging. China’s limited food regulations have […]

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Honor Killings: When Bloodline and Bloodshed Intersect

01/04/2014

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Shazia Mehndi Putting On Ring, Photo by Khadija Dawn Carryl

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:49 a.m. DST, 2 April 2014 ANDHRA PRADESH, India – Pachala Deepthi tried her best to gain the blessing of her parents before marrying her sweetheart, Anantagiri Kiran Kumar. For over two years, Deepthi’s appeals fell on deaf ears. The man she intended to marry was an unacceptable choice, […]

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Opposition to Child Marriage in Pakistan Gains Momentum

01/04/2014

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Girls in school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan by DFID - UK Department for International Development

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 01:10 a.m. DST, 01 April 2014 PAKISTAN – Child marriages are a major and disturbing problem in Pakistan and elsewhere. Eleven percent of the world’s children will be married before the age of 15 — amounting to over 2 million child brides. In Pakistan 7% of girls married […]

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