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Laughter a Threat to Chastity? Yes, Declares Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister

31/07/2014

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Turkey: Bursa, Laughing Muslim Women

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 31 July 2014 ANKARA, Turkey — Chastity has long been a source of contention and in fact has often been used as a justification for the domination of women throughout the centuries in various parts of the world. It is another means by which some men seek […]

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Changing Egypt: Nine Men Convicted of Sexual Assaults

28/07/2014

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Anti-Sexual Harassment, Anti-Police Failures Demo, Press Syndicate, Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 20:03 p.m. DST, 28 July 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — A Thomson Reuters Foundation survey last year showed that Egypt has been the worst Arab country for women. A swell of gang rapes, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, and other crimes against women have been on the rise since the Arab Spring. […]

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Council Orders Indian Girl to be Raped as Punishment for Her Brother’s Crime

15/07/2014

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Through the Veil, Photo by Joel Dousset

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:58 p.m. DST, 15 July 2014 SWANG GULGULIA DHOURA, India — A 13-year-old girl in a rural Indian village was condemned to be raped by the head of her village as a punishment for her older brother. The girl’s brother, according to CNN, attempted to rape a married woman, […]

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Libyan Human Rights Activist Brutally Murdered | Salwa Bugaighis

26/06/2014

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"Libya: General National Congress Elections - Voting Day" Photo by: United Nations Development Programme

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 18:15 p.m. DST, 26 June 2014 BENGHAZI, Libya — The progress in Libya took a hit yesterday, 26 June, when Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead in her home. Bugaighis was a successful lawyer in Libya and she also was a prominent advocate for human rights. She was a vocal […]

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Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Still Protesting Decades Later

25/06/2014

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Photo by: Melissa Wall "Unveiling of Comfort Women Memorial"

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 12:36 p.m. DST, 25 June 2014 SEOUL, South Korea — Elderly Korean women (euphemistically referred to as “comfort women”) who were forced into prostitution as teenagers during WWII, have gathered every Wednesday since 8 January, 1992, outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul to protest the atrocities they faced. These […]

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