Monthly Archives: August 2014

Bahrain arrests top human rights activist

Maryam al-Khawaja, who campaigns against abuse in Gulf state, charged with insulting king and assault on arrival. Khawaja had arrived in Bahrain from Denmark when she was arrested [Twitter/Maryam al-Khawaja] The prominent Bahrain human rights activist and critic of the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter to headline Muslim conference

In this file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Former President Jimmy Carter is slated to deliver keynote address this weekend at the annual conference of … Continue reading

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Coming of age, youth become gender equality champions in Kyrgyzstan

  Peer educators pose in front of the Issyk-Kul Lake in north-eastern Kyrgyzstan, where they’ve been doing a special summer school training on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Photo: UN Women/Umutai Dauletova Through summer schools and special youth workshops, students … Continue reading

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Wasiirka Wasaaradda Haweenka oo la kulantay madax ka socotay ICRC

Wasiirka Wasaaradda Haweenka iyo horumarinta xaquuqul insaanka ayaa maanta kulan Muqdisho kula yeelatay Wafdi uu hogaaminayo Madaxa guddiga caalamiga ah ee laanqeyrta Cas Patrick Vial, kaasi oo looga hadlay arrimo ay ka midyihiin ilaalinta xuquuqul insaanka oo ay ka midtahay … Continue reading

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Playwrights explore trauma and psychological damage of FGM

Team behind Little Stitches, BAREtruth’s four-part play about female genital multilation, aims to open up debate on the issue A campaign aganst FGM staged in Kenya in 2007. In the UK 137,000 women have endured the procedure. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters … Continue reading

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EU ‘appalled’ by migrant dead off Italy

EU’s Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem she was “appalled” by a new report that migrants had died trying to cross the Mediterranean to get to Italy. The European Union’s Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said Sunday she was “appalled” by … Continue reading

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Take action to Orange your day

  The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and … Continue reading

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