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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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International Volunteers Series: Humanitarian Photographer in Bangalore, India

09/07/2014

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Matthew Pirrall, Humanitarian Photographer, India

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 00:15 a.m. DST, 09 July 2014 BANGALORE, India — I had the pleasure of working alongside, humanitarian photographer Matthew Pirrall, in India for a few weeks. While I was stationed in Davangere at a child labor rehabilitation center through Bangalore Rural Education and Development Society (BREADS), Matt’s job involved […]

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13-year-old Indian Girl Reaches the Top of Everest

14/06/2014

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"Mount Everest" Photo by: Juan Carlos Madrigal

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 10:04 a.m. DST, 14 June 2014 TIBET–A 13-year-old Indian girl wept after overcoming her fears. Her fears differ a bit from most young girls. This girl, Poorna Malavath, the daughter of poor Indian farmers in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, cried tears of joy after successfully climbing Mount […]

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Finally Justice for Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu

01/06/2014

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Honor Killing Crimes

Of course silence is an option, but is it moral? “From woman, man is born; within woman, man is conceived; to woman he is engaged and married. Woman becomes his friend; through woman, the future generations come. When his woman dies, he seeks another woman; to woman he is bound. So why call her bad? From her, kings are born. From woman, woman is born; without woman, there would be no one at all.” ~ Guru Nanak, 15th Century Founder of Sikhism

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Teen Sisters Raped, Hanged in Rural India

30/05/2014

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Kashmir Protests, Photo by Burhaan Kinu

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 02:50 p.m. DST, 30 May 2014 UTTAR PRADESH, India — Two teenage girls were brutally raped, strangled, then hung by a group of men in the rural Katra Shahadatganj village of Uttar Pradesh. Two men have been charged in the crime, and two police officers are being held for […]

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