Monthly Archives: October 2014

In Kenya, UN chief kicks off global media campaign to end female genital mutilation

At age one, Fatima was subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in her village in Afar Region of Ethiopia which has one of the world’s highest prevalence rates. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt   30 October 2014 – The practice of female … Continue reading

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The cruel hands of alshabaab, Gacmaha naxiista daran ee alshabaab

Waxaa iska cad in dadka soomaaliyeed dhibaato badani kasoo gaartay gacmaha naxariista Daran ee alshabaab  bal aan dib ufiirino  ilaa  dhamaadkii  bishii  9aad falalkii naxariis darada Ahaa   ee ay sameeyeen  tusaale   for example Waxay magaalada baraawe ee koonfurta … Continue reading

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Death Penalty for Apostasy Not Justifiable in Islam – Somali Scholar

Somali author Abdisaid Abdi Ismail – Photo HOL By Bosire Boniface Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Garissa — Somali author Abdisaid Abdi Ismail has come under intense scrutiny after publishing a Somali language book titled “The Rule of Apostasy in Islam: … Continue reading

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Kenya doing well in closing gender inequality gap, says report

Participants at a gender mainstreaming workshop in Kisumu on September 30, 2014. The Global Gender Gap Index 2014 ranks Kenya favourably in terms of closing the gender inequality gap. PHOTO | JACOB OWITI | NATION MEDIA GROUP Kenya has achieved … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon’s media campaign right way to enhance fight against FGM

Former Marakwet East MP Linah Jebii Kilimo. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA | FILE  NATION MEDIA GROUP The planned visit by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Nairobi to launch a global media campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) is timely. … Continue reading

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Saudi women’s driving campaign gathers pace,Activists say more than 2,800 have signed an online petition seeking an end to the ban on women driving in the kingdom.

Those who have defied the ban in the past have been dealt firmly by the authorities in Saudi Arabia [Reuters] Activists pushing for women’s right-to-drive in Saudi Arabia have declared their online campaign a success, in the world’s only country … Continue reading

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Toronto school board sets higher improvement targets for students based on race, sexual orientation

Students Charlotte Sulek 12, Nara Wrigglesworth, 13, Stella Racca, 13, and Irina Babayan,12, are members of the gay-straight alliance of Westwood Middle School, and they meet in the school’s Positive Space area together. The need for these bully-free zones has … Continue reading

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