Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

Malala Yousafzai Continues Activism Two Years After Assassination Attempt

15/04/2014

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Malala Yousafzai Oval Office, 11 Oct 2013

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:30  p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 INTERNATIONAL – On October of 2012, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot for speaking up about women’s rights to education. As an inside correspondent with BBC, subject of two documentaries and frequent guest in newsrooms, Yousafazai was becoming the poster child […]

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Wanted: Refuge for Women. Life Inside Syrian Refugee Camps

09/04/2014

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The Future of Syria - Birth Registration and Statelessness, by Photo Unit

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 00:33 a.m. DST, 10 April 2014 DAMASCUS, Syria – By every metric, the Syrian countryside is a war zone. Suburbs are subject to aerial attacks and corner stores have become foxhole retreats from city gunfights. The death toll now exceeds 150,000 lives. Massacres waged by Syrian troops and rebel […]

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Death Penalty for Three Rapists Sets Precedent in India

05/04/2014

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New Delhi, India, Gang Rape Court Trial, Graffiti Protest, Photo by AFP

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 21:33 p.m. DST, 5 April 2014 MUMBAI, India – On Friday, three men convicted of two different 2013 rape cases were sentenced to death by hanging. The heavy sentence and relatively speedy conviction are thanks to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Mohammed Kasim Sheikh, Salim Ansari, and […]

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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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