Monthly Archives: April 2015

Ten men jailed in Pakistan over Malala attack

Convicts sentenced to 25 years in jail for targeted attack on Nobel peace prize laureate when she was a student in 2012. Yousafzai was shot and critically wounded in a targeted attack on her life on October 9, 2012 [EPA] … Continue reading

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U.N. Report: Women May Need ‘Different Treatment’ to Achieve Economic Equality

Assistant Secretary General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka attends the 2015 International Women’s Day March at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City on March 8, 2015. It’s just like Sheryl Sandberg said: paid leave and affordable child care would help achieve gender … Continue reading

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In the words of Edith Chukwu: I want to see a world free of violence against women and girls

Edith Chukwu, 29, is among a team of lead Girl Guides trainers in Zambia for a workshop. Photo: UN Women/Urjasi Rudra Edith Chukwu, 29 years old, is a Girl Guide from Ebonyi, Nigeria. A trained peer educator and a biochemistry … Continue reading

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Pakistani rights activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead

Prominent Pakistani rights activist Sabeen Mahmud has been killed after hosting a discussion at her cafe [Alia Chughtai / Al Jazeera] Prominent rights activist killed shortly after hosting an event on people missing in Balochistan at her Karachi cafe. Karachi, … Continue reading

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HUMAN RIGHTS ,Freed Chinese feminist refuses to be silenced

Li Tingting, one of five women’s rights activists detained for 37 days, speaks out about her experience. Chinese authorities have released five women’s rights campaigners who were detained for over a month. Their detention caused an international uproar over China’s … Continue reading

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Somaliland: Activist Who Decried Executions Detained

(Nairobi, April 23, 2015) – Somaliland authorities on April 18, 2015, detained a prominent human rights activist, apparently for criticizing the government’s execution of six prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested Guleid Ahmed Jama after he made statements … Continue reading

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Groom-to-be in arranged marriage arrested; accused of sexual assault

Fox 10 News By Mia Garcia Thursday, April 23, 2015 PHOENIX (KSAZ) – A marriage contract between two valley Muslim families ended with the groom-to-be behind bars. Officers say the arranged bride, a teenager was kidnapped, beaten, and sexually assaulted … Continue reading

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