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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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Students Accused of “Devil Worship” in Jordan

28/03/2013

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Handwritten Qur'an, Photo by Manitoon

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 11:16 a.m. DST, 28 March 2013 BEIRUT, JORDAN – Human Rights Watch (HRW) calls for the release of five Al al-Bayt university students who are accused of desecrating the Quran and engaging in devil worship. The students were accused of ripping and burning Quran manuscripts while performing a “religious […]

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Muslim Brotherhood & Vatican Condemn UN Efforts to Eliminate Violence Against Women

19/03/2013

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Egyptian Woman Wearing Burqa, Photo by John Kelly

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 02:37 a.m. DST, 19 March 2013 EGYPT – The battle between cultural and universal human rights has resurfaced at the United Nations. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held their 57th conference from March 4 – 15th to approve the declaration that would work toward the elimination […]

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Sayeedi Death Sentence Sparks Bloody Bangladesh Riots

15/03/2013

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Awami Police Arrest Protestor

Sam Hargadine, Contributor Last Modified: 11:50 a.m. DST, 15 March 2013 DHAKA, Bangladesh – Reconciliation can be decades long affair; thus 42 years later, Bangladesh is still exercising the ghosts of its War of Liberation. The ‘International Crimes Tribunal’ is currently trying men accused of atrocities during the 1971 war with Pakistan. Then known as […]

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Planning for Retirement or Heaven?

14/02/2013

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Bodie - Sawmill, Photo by Big Man SE3

Anonymous Author Source: Islamic Information.net Last Modified: 16:34 p.m. EDT, 14 February 2013 A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed […]

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