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Group seeks U.S. probe of Georgia prison

July 4, 2014

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Group seeks U.S. probe of Georgia prisons, says 34 killings since 2010 indicate 'crisis of violence' http://ow.ly/yN8ld In its report, the center for human rights argues that Georgia prison officials have a constitutional obligation to protect inmates. In 2013, 21,000 inmates were released from prison. The center says frequent exposure to life-threatening violence disrupts any […]

Syrian women’s rights under scrutiny am

July 4, 2014

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Syrian women’s rights under scrutiny amid abuse, sexual violence and detentions http://ow.ly/yN8G2 During her detention Layal was kicked, beaten, tied up and hung from a ceiling. She was forced to perform oral sex on two male officers. The young woman, who now lives with her mother as a refugee in Turkey, continues to struggle with […]

Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutritio

July 4, 2014

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Cameroon: Alarming levels of malnutrition among refugee children and women from C.A.R. http://ow.ly/yN8Hv “Children who have survived the horror in the Central African Republic are now at risk of dying from malnutrition and its complications,” said Félicité Tchibindat, UNICEF Representative in Cameroon. “Death is stalking these children. It is alarming to see entire families undernourished […]

Facebook denies emotion contagion study

July 4, 2014

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Facebook denies emotion contagion study had government and military ties http://ow.ly/yMOvs Several publications alleged that because one of the key academic researchers on the study, Professor Jeffrey Hancock at Cornell, previously had ties with the Minerva Initiative that the Facebook “emotion contagion” work could have been in service of the US military.

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy ra

July 4, 2014

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Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy rally leaders http://ow.ly/yMOBP “They are making arrests even though we have had such a peaceful procession,” the group’s convener, Johnson Yeung, said after two of his colleagues were picked from their homes on Friday morning.

Madrid hosts annual high heels race for

July 4, 2014

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Madrid hosts annual high heels race for gay pride week http://ow.ly/yMPC7

Women in India to realize their right to

July 4, 2014

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Women in India to realize their right to food http://ow.ly/yMQcT

Teachers not trained to deal with cyber-

July 4, 2014

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Teachers not trained to deal with cyber-bullying complaints – survey http://ow.ly/yMQCq

Children face more bullying online than

July 4, 2014

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Children face more bullying online than in playground http://ow.ly/yMQHC Nearly 12 per cent of youngsters questioned for the research said they had faced cyberbullying compared to nine per cent who said they had been picked on face to face.

Top-performing school rapped over bullyi

July 2, 2014

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Top-performing school rapped over bullying http://ow.ly/yI7uU The teenager, who has special educational needs, found the bullying so unbearable that she was too afraid to go to school and attempted suicide. She has since moved to a different school.

Young men in crisis may not be crying ou

July 2, 2014

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Young men in crisis may not be crying out for help. But it’s desperately needed | Owen Jones http://ow.ly/yI9vi Boys don’t cry, or at least they’re not supposed to. Yes, the old, unreconstructed machismo that was once all too synonymous with being a man has been partly driven back; men are more likely to open […]

Domestic abuse victims urged to speak ou

July 1, 2014

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Domestic abuse victims urged to speak out as part of police World Cup campaign http://ow.ly/yFv0c In the year of the last World Cup four years ago, across the UK, there were 1.2 million alcohol-related hospital admissions – more than double the rate in 2002 – and around 15,000 deaths caused by alcohol. Between April 2013 […]

Roma teen victim in France father of two

July 1, 2014

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Roma teen victim in France father of two in Romania http://ow.ly/yFvcI Newspapers and television stations across the world reported on the lynching that left the 17-year-old fighting for his life, but it was two weeks before Pamela, herself a teenager and living in Romania, finally got to see the gruesome pictures, as The Daily Telegraph […]

Untouchable to indispensable: the Dalit

July 1, 2014

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Untouchable to indispensable: the Dalit women revolutionising waste in India http://ow.ly/yFmky

New York’s top court says cyberbullying

July 1, 2014

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New York’s top court says cyberbullying law violates the First Amendment http://ow.ly/yFnSF The law was challenged on First Amendment grounds by Marquan Mackey-Meggs, who at age 15 in 2011 pleaded guilty under the law to creating a Facebook page that included graphic sexual comments alongside photos of classmates at his Albany-area high school.

How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rape

July 1, 2014

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How Did the FBI Miss Over 1 Million Rapes? http://ow.ly/yFoyL A thorough analysis of federal data published earlier this year by Corey Rayburn Yung, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, concludes that between 1995 and 2012, police departments across the country systematically undercounted and underreported sexual assaults.

ECHR upholds ban on niqab in France http

July 1, 2014

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ECHR upholds ban on niqab in France http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28106900 The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban by France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil – the niqab. A case was brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and […]

As of today, transgenders in the Netherl

July 1, 2014

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As of today, transgenders in the Netherlands do not have to go to court to get their gender changed on their passports. They can now be in…http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/24/europe-progress-transgender-rights