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Op-Ed: Politicians in India state say rape victims should be hanged

Mumbai - Members of India’s Socialist party have caused outrage around the world with comments indicating that rape victims and women that have sex before marriage should be executed, while rapists should be viewed with a “boys will be boys” attitude.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Did a San Diego Criminal Court invalidate the U.S. Constitution?

When federal and state Constitutions, Supreme Court decisions and laws are on the books, why would the judge in the Tammy Rief case decide to throw out the laws of the United States and California and follow some hidden agenda? The public wants to know.
In the Media by Ruth Hull - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Women and Children Under Siege

The women and children of America are under siege. Domestic violence, sexual assault, child trafficking and pornography are virulent epidemics. This is not a position piece on Roe v. Wade - it is a call to action against this war on our women and children
In the Media by Donald Quinn - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Saudi Arabian women plan protest against driving ban on Oct. 26th

Riyadh - This weekend Saudi women with foreign licences will get behind the wheel starting tomorrow (Oct. 26). The women organizing the protests have posted photos on line of them driving in Saudi cities.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

'Let children be children': France bans child beauty pageants

Paris - In an effort to protect the innocence of childhood, France voted on Tuesday night to ban beauty pageants for children under 16.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 8 comments

6-year-old rape victim ordered to wed rapist's 8-year-old son

Jaipur - A six-year-old girl who was raped by a 40-year-old man in India was ordered to marry his eight-year-old son. The man, only identified as Kailash, lived in the same neighborhood as the girl.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

New Turkish laws target women Special

Istanbul - Recent laws by the Turkish Prime Minister promote Islamist ideals that limit secular democracy and negatively affect women in Turkey.
Digital Journal Report by Lonna Lisa Williams - 11 comments

Texas Pastor bans women from wearing hair weaves to church

Waco - While many churches tell people to come as they are, one Texas pastor has added an exception to the message — women, leave your hair weaves at home.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

'I get to go home': Dubai pardons jailed Norwegian rape victim

Marte Deborah Dalelv, the Norwegian woman whose name made news around the world when she was sentenced to prison in Dubai after reporting rape — has been "pardoned."
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

WHO: Violence and sexual assault on women a global 'epidemic'

An analysis led by the World Health Organization has concluded that violence and sexual assaults against women has reached a worldwide "epidemic."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment
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Muslim Clerics and their silly Fatwas

Muslim clerics are at it again with their never ending fatwas against women. These declarations would make sense if...
May 28, 2013 by Joyce Singha - 3 comments

Human Rights Day, Afghanistan

A blurred image of a young woman kneeling near a hillside with men overlooking, brandishing guns in an apparently...
Dec 11, 2012 by Nicole Currie

Women's Rights In The Middle East & North Africa.

Historically, women have had to bear the brunt of being the ‘weaker’ sex. Even in the most progressive of...
Jul 4, 2012 by Aymen Zaben

Where Do We Stand Today In Terms Of Gender Equality?

It is an unpleasant fact of life that women today are still struggling for rights equal to those of their male...
Jun 22, 2012 by Aymen Zaben

Are Afghani Women Still Considered Second Class Citizens?

Under the Taliban, the state of women’s rights in Afghanistan was one of the worst in the world. The Taliban regime...
Jun 1, 2012 by Aymen Zaben
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