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Ramadan: Airplanes, Athletes, and Reality TV

13/07/2014

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Airplane at Sunset, Prague Airport, Czech Republic, Photo by Jaromír Chalabala

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Ghana Correspondent Last Modified: 00:38 a.m. DST, 13 July 2014 ACCRA, Ghana — Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and contemplation, began on June 28th. Until recently, the concept of this religious event was distant to me as there isn’t a large Muslim population in my North Carolina home.  However, since coming […]

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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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Indonesian Women Suffer Higher Rates of Caining as Punishment

20/05/2014

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"Battered.. & Broken" Photo by: Aphrodite

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 23:06 p.m. DST, 20 May 2014 EAST ACEH, Indonesia – A 25-year-old widow claims she was raped by eight men after they allegedly found her with a married man in her home in Lhokbani, a village in East Aceh district. The man, 40, and woman were beaten and doused […]

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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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