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Libyan Human Rights Activist Brutally Murdered | Salwa Bugaighis

26/06/2014

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"Libya: General National Congress Elections - Voting Day" Photo by: United Nations Development Programme

Michael Ransom, Managing Editor Last Modified: 18:15 p.m. DST, 26 June 2014 BENGHAZI, Libya — The progress in Libya took a hit yesterday, 26 June, when Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead in her home. Bugaighis was a successful lawyer in Libya and she also was a prominent advocate for human rights. She was a vocal […]

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Changing Egypt: Sexual Harassment Criminalized

18/06/2014

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Beautiful Arabic Eyes, Photo by Fernando Cortes

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 00:28 a.m. DST, 18 June 2014 CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, has approved amendment to sexual harassment laws this month that would make sexual harassment a punishable offense with fines and prison sentences. This action from Mansour also reflects newly-elected incoming President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s stance against sexual […]

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Albanian Women Swearing Virginity to Live as Men

15/06/2014

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"Burnesha 11 " Photo by: Vincze Miklos April 18, 2010

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 08:05 p.m. DST, 15 June 2014 KRUJE, Albania — In Albania, where culture is dictated by patriarchy, some women are taking vows of celibacy and living their lives as men. These “sworn virgins”, or burrneshas in Albanian, save the honor of their families by becoming a proxy patriarch. As Albania […]

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FIFA Fans & Sex Tourism

09/06/2014

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Jessamy Nichols, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 17:40 p.m. DST, 09 June 2014 Eyes all over the globe are turning to Brazil, where the 2014 World Cup begins on June 12th. Hundreds of thousands of people will travel to the South American country in hopes of watching exhilarating games, tense overtime moments and emotional victories for […]

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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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