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Egyptian Policeman Receives Life Sentence for Raping Disabled Girl in Police Station

16/06/2015

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Egyptian Trial, Photo by Middle East Voices

Victoria Copeland, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:43 a.m. EST, 16 June 2015 CAIRO, Egypt – According to the activist Engy Ghozlan of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR), nearly 200,000 rapes occur annually in Egypt. This figure was presented in response to a 2008 U.N. report which quoted Egypt’s Interior Ministry’s figure which was […]

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Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

13/11/2014

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Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]

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Mauritius & the Case of the Stolen Island

06/03/2014

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Mauritius Island, Photo by Samovar Group

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 18:40 p.m. DST, 6 March 2014 PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – If someone asked you to point out Mauritius on a map, would you be able to? Most would likely say they had no idea where the tiny island is located. Beyond that, most people also wouldn’t know that Mauritius […]

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Mugabe, A Comparison of Current African Elections

21/08/2013

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Balloon Demostration Crashes Robert Mugabe's Birthday Party, Beitbridge, South Africa-Zimbabwe Border, Photo by Sokwanele

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 00:50 a.m. DST, 21 August 2013 HARARE, Zimbabwe – Despite optimistic reviews and marks of approval from neighboring countries and multilateral institutions, democratic elections in modern day Africa still leave a lot left to be desired in several categories. A prime example of this can be seen with the […]

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India Enacts Tougher New Anti-Rape Laws

29/03/2013

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Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 18:25 p.m. DST, 29 March 2013 INDIA – In response to the 2012 Delhi rape gang case, the government in India set up a panel called the Justice Verma Committee headed by a retired judge to recommend legal reform and other ways to reduce sexual violence, reports BBC. A […]

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