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As ISIS brutalizes women, a pathetic feminist silence

Oh, how the feminist movement has lost its way. And the deafening silence over ISIS’s latest brutal crimes makes that all too clear. Fifty years ago, American women launched a liberation campaign for freedom and equality. We achieved a revolution … Continue reading

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G7 leaders highlight women’s empowerment as a top priority

Leaders commit to reduce the gender gap in workforce participation in their countries by 25 per cent by 2025 and call on companies to apply the UN ‘Women’s Empowerment Principles’.   The world’s leading industrialized nations cited women’s economic empowerment … Continue reading

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What the city of Toronto can learn from the Abukar sisters: Porter

From left, Idil Abukar, 17, mom Asha Mohamed, and sisters Ibada Abukar, 19, Maymun Abukar, 21, and Munira Abukar 22, with father Aden Abukar at their North Etobicoke home – David Cooper / Toronto Star. I ventured up to Scarlettwood … Continue reading

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Child marriage: we must urge action to stop girls’ initiation rites

At a recent international conference in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, a light was shed on to the practice of initiation ceremonies in which girls as young as eight are coerced to attend customary rites that “teach” them to please … Continue reading

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Syria, Iraq girls shipped naked after being sold at ISIL slave bazaars: UN

A displaced Iraqi woman from the Izadi community, who fled the violence by Takfiri ISIL group in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, is seen at the Dawodiya camp for internally displaced people in the Kurdish city of Dohuk, Iraq. … Continue reading

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UN human rights expert urges Somalia to further protect human rights during State-building process

GENEVA, — The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Bahame Tom Mukirya Nyanduga, urged the Federal Government of Somalia to continue putting in place measures aimed at improving the human rights situation, while commending … Continue reading

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ISIL’s sex slaves recount horrific stories of rape, abuse

A Chechen ISIL militant ‘cleaned’ 19-year-old Dalia with petrol before raping her… Daily Hürriyet interviews ISIL’s Yazidi sex slaves in three refugee camps in northern Iraq, publishing their harrowing accounts. Dalia: Sold seven times They were kidnapped, sold as sex … Continue reading

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