Tag Archives: Middle East

Libya Declares Gaddafi Rapes as War Crimes, Paving Way for Victim Compensation

25/02/2014

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Muammar Gaddafi, Photo Courtesy of Adam Bearne

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 00:02 a.m. DST, 25 February 2014 When discussing tools of warfare, one tends to think of guns, tanks, espionage and bombs. Unfortunately though, the damaging and lasting elements of war go far beyond this list and are seldom given the attention they deserve. For instance, rape has been utilized […]

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Plight of Sex Slaves From Moldova to Dubai

25/01/2014

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Sex For Sale in Middle East

Sex for sale from Moldova to Dubai. Mimi Chakarova tells a powerful story through photos and in the words of the victims of this heinous crime. The booming “Sex Tourism” industry is no longer a threat to women and children in remote, impoverished countries, it is a plague that is infecting all countries. The men and women who abuse and use other human beings for their own sexual gratification do not live in isolation. They could be and probably are someone to whom you are married and sleep with, or with whom you work or attend religious functions, or who educates your children. We must be more vigilant in trying to stem the tide of this worldwide crisis.

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Egypt’s Victors

22/08/2013

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Egyptian Convoy at the Rafah Border, Egypt, Photo by Gigi Ibrahim

Ty Butler, Senior Correspondent International Development and Conflict Last Modified: 23:59 p.m. DST, 22 August 2013 RAFAH, Egypt – At least 25 Egyptian police officers were killed on Monday near the Rafah crossing with Gaza in Egypt’s increasingly lawless Sinai Peninsula region. The attack occurred as rocket propelled grenades stuck the security force’s transport while […]

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Norwegian Woman Jailed in Dubai for Reporting Rape

17/08/2013

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Woman Being Arrested, Photo by Jack Simmons

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 00:32 a.m. DST, 17 August 2013 DUBAI, UAE – A Norwegian woman was slapped with jail after reporting to the police in Dubai that she had been raped. Her sentence is longer than her convicted rapist’s. During her business trip to Dubai, the woman found herself jailed for the […]

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Women’s Rights in the Middle East

04/04/2013

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Two Girls, Qalqilya, West Bank, PS, Photo Courtesy of Michael Loadenthal

Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 22:40 DST, 4 April 2013 A quick update of the recent rulings on women’s rights in the Gaza Strip and Saudi Arabia.  Hamas orders gender segregation in schools GAZA STRIP, Israel – Gaza’s Hamas-controlled parliament passed a law requiring separate classes in schools for boys and girls in public […]

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