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Prison system cuts point to further chea

April 30, 2014

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Prison system cuts point to further cheap super-prisons http://ow.ly/wlrwe

Violence against women in politics rampa

April 30, 2014

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Violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia, say UN Women and CSR study http://ow.ly/wlaze The study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women titled ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ discloses that insufficient implementation of laws, lack of support from police and judiciary, low awareness about politics and overall decline in […]

Schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria married

April 30, 2014

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Schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria married off to their abductors – report http://ow.ly/wlaGw Girls kidnapped by Islamist insurgents in Nigeria earlier this month are being married off to militants in mass weddings, according to a report in the British newspaper the Guardian.

Women Rape Men A Lot More Than You Think

April 30, 2014

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Women Rape Men A Lot More Than You Think [Study] http://ow.ly/wlaT7

Honour killing: Bodies of two Shikarpur

April 30, 2014

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Honour killing: Bodies of two Shikarpur girls exhumed – The News International http://ow.ly/wlkG7 SHIKARPUR: Bodies of two girls allegedly killed in the name of honor two months ago were exhumed on Tuesday. The bodies were shifted to a hospital for post-mortem examination. The girls belonging to Mehr tribe were allegedly killed for marrying men of […]

Ohio Parole Board Recommends Commutation

April 30, 2014

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Ohio Parole Board Recommends Commutation for Arthur Tyler http://ow.ly/wl8Wt

China frees dissident after nine years i

April 30, 2014

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China frees dissident after nine years in prison http://ow.ly/wl8X8

‘Tortured to Death’: Oklahoma Under Fi

April 30, 2014

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‘Tortured to Death’: Oklahoma Under Fire for Horrific Execution http://ow.ly/wl3XM Man writhes in pain after administered drugs don’t work and dies of massive heart attack only after procedure “halted” by offiicials

How high incarceration rates cost states

April 30, 2014

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How high incarceration rates cost states and shatter communities – PBS NewsHour http://ow.ly/wl4i0 The documentary profiles the path of four people caught up in the cycle of Kentucky’s criminal justice system. The four come from Beecher Terrace, a housing project in the west end of Louisville where one out of every six people cycle in […]

Human Rights Watch Calls for Updated Tre

April 30, 2014

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Human Rights Watch Calls for Updated Treaty on Forced Labor http://ow.ly/wkYNt Governments should mark Labor Day on May 1, 2014 with a commitment to create legally binding standards to prevent forced labor, and to protect and compensate victims, Human Rights Watch said. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 20.9 million women, men, and children […]

Girl dies after apparent bullying attack

April 30, 2014

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Girl dies after apparent bullying attack http://ow.ly/wkZ6f Authorities are investigating whether it was an extreme case of bullying that led to the death of a 17-year-old student in Argentina, after she was attacked by two women and another girl last week.

Uganda’s anti-gay law reinforces homopho

April 30, 2014

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Uganda’s anti-gay law reinforces homophobia, xenophobia, says report http://ow.ly/wkZiu The needs of male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence living as refugees in Uganda, of whom there are several hundred, are poorly met, with recent legislation against homosexuality making matters worse, according to a new report.

Families accuse school district of ignor

April 30, 2014

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Families accuse school district of ignoring bullying – 8 News NOW http://ow.ly/wkZxO The students, 14-year-old Ethan Bryan and 13-year-old Nolan Hairr, sat between their mothers, recounting the bullying they say they suffered back when they were in sixth grade at Greenspun Middle School.

Rise of Cyber Bullying: Part One – North

April 30, 2014

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Rise of Cyber Bullying: Part One – Northland’s NewsCenter http://ow.ly/wkZnA While surfing Twitter last year, Sophie stumbled upon a troubling tweet addressed to her. “What they said was very nasty. It was obvious that it was cyber bullying,” Schuder said. “I felt confused, self-conscious, and wondering if other people at school thought about me like […]

Rise of Cyber Bullying: Part Two http://

April 30, 2014

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Rise of Cyber Bullying: Part Two http://ow.ly/wkZqq Police hope, through ongoing education, they can curb the problem, preventing tragedies like the Amanda Todd case from happening in the Northland.

Rape Survivor's Statement Should Be

April 29, 2014

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Rape Survivor's Statement Should Be Recorded Directly by Judicial Magistrate: SC http://ow.ly/wiSF9 The Supreme Court has ruled that rape victims’ statement be directly recorded by a judicial magistrate instead of police officials to cut short protracted proceedings.

Arab media depict working women as flirt

April 29, 2014

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Arab media depict working women as flirty dilettantes -report http://ow.ly/wiTOA Working women in the Arab world, whose participation in the labour force already is among the world’s lowest, also face a serious image problem in Arab media, according to a report in the Saudi Gazette.

Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N

April 29, 2014

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Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N.J. Police Departments http://ow.ly/wiTTQ

Maldives should repeal new regulation pr

April 29, 2014

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Maldives should repeal new regulation providing for death penalty, says UN rights office http://ow.ly/wiPD2 “We urge the Government to retain its moratorium on the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, particularly in cases that involve juvenile offenders and to work towards abolishing the practice altogether,”

Fired Texas trans teacher rehired to avo

April 29, 2014

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Fired Texas trans teacher rehired to avoid lawsuit, but still barred from classroom http://ow.ly/wiPKB A Lumberton, Texas substitute teacher was fired by the Lumberton Independent School District when a parent complained that she is transgender. The Advocate reported that Laura Jane Klug was suspended earlier this month when a parent complained that her trans status […]

Kenyan president signs polygamy law allo

April 29, 2014

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Kenyan president signs polygamy law allowing men to marry as many women as they want http://ow.ly/wiQIm “Marriage is the voluntary union of a man and a woman, whether in a monogamous or polygamous union,” the presidential statement added.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Jails Nine Journalist

April 29, 2014

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Ethiopia: Ethiopia Jails Nine Journalists, Renews Press Crackdown http://ow.ly/wiMHi “With the latest arrests, Ethiopian authorities are turning the peaceful exercise of free expression into a crime,”

Sarah Shourd was 'full of rage'

April 29, 2014

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Sarah Shourd was 'full of rage' while locked in solitary confinement in Iran http://ow.ly/wiMNR Woman who was locked in solitary confinement in Iran for over a YEAR spent her days ‘full of rage’, pacing her cell and punching the air Sarah Shourd spent 410 days in solitary after crossing into Iran Her two travelling companions […]

Cooperation in law, intelligence will co

April 29, 2014

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Cooperation in law, intelligence will counter human trafficking — Ahmad Zahid – The Borneo Post http://ow.ly/wiN9B “The Asian region needs to have close cooperation because human trafficking is a complex crime which crosses state borders….there is also a need to think about coordination at the Asean level and this commitment should not just be on […]

Domestic violence: how the world’s firs

April 29, 2014

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Domestic violence: how the world’s first women’s refuge saved my life http://ow.ly/wiIsK

New Scholarship on Wrongful Convictions

April 28, 2014

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New Scholarship on Wrongful Convictions in Death Penalty Cases http://ow.ly/wgdj9 The rate of erroneous conviction of innocent criminal defendants is often described as not merely unknown but unknowable. We use survival analysis to model this effect, and estimate that if all death-sentenced defendants remained under sentence of death indefinitely at least 4.1% would be exonerated. […]

Thousands of Iraqi women arrested and to

April 28, 2014

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Thousands of Iraqi women arrested and tortured, says Human Rights Watch http://ow.ly/wgdLb A 105-page report contains the testimony of 27 women. They include a statement from one woman who said officers obtained a confession of terrorism from her by threatening to rape her teenage daughter. Seven months after speaking to HRW, the woman was executed.

Maine officials react to new documentary

April 28, 2014

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Maine officials react to new documentary showing solitary confinement at Maine State Prison http://ow.ly/wgfGO

How companies are tackling sex trafficki

April 28, 2014

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How companies are tackling sex trafficking at the Super Bowl http://ow.ly/wgdKT Human trafficking relies on airlines, hotels and other businesses, but companies like Hilton and Delta are fighting to stop them

Maine officials react to new documentary

April 28, 2014

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Maine officials react to new documentary showing solitary confinement at Maine State Prison http://ow.ly/wgdHX After Clements was killed last March by the former inmate, Edge felt compelled to make a movie about solitary confinement, and approached Joseph Ponte, former commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections, to see if he could gain access here.

Egypt court sentences 683 to death inclu

April 28, 2014

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Egypt court sentences 683 to death including Brotherhood chief http://ow.ly/wgdqb In Cairo, a court banned the April 6 youth movement that spearheaded the 2011 revolt which toppled strongman Hosni Mubarak, following a complaint accusing it of defaming Egypt and colluding with foreign parties.

Leaders meet in Lisle to discuss human t

April 28, 2014

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Leaders meet in Lisle to discuss human trafficking in Chicago, suburbs http://ow.ly/wgdhL Human trafficking is a problem in Chicago area communities, and more is being done every day to combat the business of selling people for sex, advocates say.

Restrictions On Solitary Confinement Pas

April 28, 2014

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Restrictions On Solitary Confinement Pass House http://ow.ly/wgdhD The use of solitary confinement for inmates with a serious mental illness would be outlawed under a bill approved by the Colorado House.

Protesters Arrested at White House Over

April 28, 2014

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Protesters Arrested at White House Over Deportations http://ow.ly/wgbYB Pressure on President Obama over deportations is increasing as 12 people were arrested outside the White House today in an act of civil disobedience for family unity — broad administrative relief for all 11 million undocumented immigrants, and an end to the record deportations occurring under President […]

Dispatches: Russian Police Crash LGBT Fi

April 27, 2014

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Dispatches: Russian Police Crash LGBT Film Viewing | Human Rights Watch http://ow.ly/wdoLc

Inside human trafficking: don’t call it

April 27, 2014

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Inside human trafficking: don’t call it ‘modern day slavery’ – fix it already | Jessica Valenti http://ow.ly/wdnRr

Twitter opens a new world of abuse aimed

April 27, 2014

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Twitter opens a new world of abuse aimed at women http://ow.ly/wdmQk

Human Rights Campaign Plans Big LGBT Equ

April 27, 2014

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Human Rights Campaign Plans Big LGBT Equality Push In Conservative States http://ow.ly/wdmCR

Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women

April 27, 2014

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Europe Treaty on Violence Against Women to Take Effect | Human Rights Watch http://ow.ly/wdm3t

Life in prison for selling LSD http://ow

April 27, 2014

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Life in prison for selling LSD http://ow.ly/wdlI5

Louisiana’s Angola Prison Rodeo Marks 5

April 27, 2014

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Louisiana’s Angola Prison Rodeo Marks 50 Years http://ow.ly/wdlFJ

Obama calls Japan’s wartime sex slavery

April 27, 2014

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Obama calls Japan’s wartime sex slavery a ‘terrible’ human rights violation http://ow.ly/wdlDi

Girl’s legal guardian arrested in Kings

April 27, 2014

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Girl’s legal guardian arrested in Kings County child abuse probe http://ow.ly/wdlzj

Gun restrictions on domestic abusers, st

April 27, 2014

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Gun restrictions on domestic abusers, stalkers gain bipartisan support in Minnesota http://ow.ly/wdj52

Solution for the “Confusing” Gender Neut

April 27, 2014

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Solution for the “Confusing” Gender Neutral Toilet Sign Issue http://ow.ly/wdisn

South Sudan children in the firing line

April 27, 2014

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South Sudan children in the firing line http://ow.ly/wcKgW On 17 April, dozens of armed rebel youth attacked the UN Mission in South Sudan base in Bor, Jonglei State, where they indiscriminately shot at those seeking refuge there, leaving 58 dead and over 100 injured. Some of those killed and injured were children.

Conflict-related sexual violence ‘destr

April 27, 2014

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Conflict-related sexual violence ‘destructive as any bomb or bullet,’ Security Council told http://ow.ly/wcJRr Despite the current unprecedented political will to eliminate sexual violence in conflict, hold perpetrators to account and support victims, the reality is that raping a woman, child or man is still a largely “cost-free” crime

Unfair Hudud laws will make women easy t

April 27, 2014

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Unfair Hudud laws will make women easy targets for rape, says Gerakan leader http://ow.ly/wcJvu Should the Islamist party PAS implement hudud in Kelantan, women and children are in danger of becoming easy targets for rape by Muslim men, the Gerik MP claimed. “I don’t think hudud law is very fair, that is why I said […]

Christopher Columbus Syndrome Strikes Ag

April 27, 2014

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Christopher Columbus Syndrome Strikes Again: No, White Women Did Not “Discover” Single Motherhood http://ow.ly/wcJDS It turns out that white working-class women are better off being single mothers, according to the conclusion of a recent Slate piece on how current cultural and economic changes “have brought white working-class women … to the point where going it […]

Costa Rica smashes human trafficking rin

April 27, 2014

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Costa Rica smashes human trafficking ring; 5 cops arrested, 47 Nicaraguan … – Tico Times http://ow.ly/wcHkt In 24 simultaneous raids early Saturday morning in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, Judicial Investigation Police took down a well-coordinated international human smuggling ring that operated in both Nicaragua and Costa Rica.