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As Gustavo Jononovich documented, the bo

August 31, 2015

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As Gustavo Jononovich documented, the bounty of natural resources in Latin America can sustain a community, but also destroy it through pollution and overdevelopment.

A village council has allegedly ordered

August 31, 2015

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A village council has allegedly ordered “Dalit” sisters to be raped as punishment for their brother’s actions…

The Israeli authorities’ declared ban on

August 31, 2015

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The Israeli authorities’ declared ban on recently released Eritrean and Sudanese nationals living and working in Tel Aviv and Eilat violates their right to freedom of movement, Human Rights Watch said today. About 41,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals live in Israel, most of them in Tel Aviv, Arad, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Eilat, and Jerusalem, although there […]

Those numbers, which were compiled by th

August 31, 2015

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Those numbers, which were compiled by the nonprofit organization Childhelp, a paint an alarming picture. […] although there are several agencies that help victims heal, authorities are not always able to protect those children on a continual basis. With that in mind, a clinical social worker — and a motorcycle enthusiast — launched in 1995 […]

In an alleged dowry death, a woman was f

August 31, 2015

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In an alleged dowry death, a woman was found hanging from a ceiling fan in Rohi village under Jewar area in the district, police said here today. The victim, identified as Anju, was married to Vinay Singh of the Rohi village five years ago, they

The chorus chanting ‘America needs a ra

August 31, 2015

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The chorus chanting ‘America needs a raise!’ will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They’re not wrong, but America needs more than that.

The Egyptian authorities convicted all t

August 31, 2015

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The Egyptian authorities convicted all three men for broadcasting ‘false news’ and working without registration. The journalists were simply doing their job and should never have been arrested in the first place.

Four men, who were detained while coveri

August 31, 2015

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Four men, who were detained while covering clashes in Diyarbakir province last week, set to appear in court on Monday.

Medicine finally joins religious therapy

August 31, 2015

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Medicine finally joins religious therapy for thousands suffering psychological disorders in southern Tamil Nadu state.

Thousands of dollars have been crowdfund

August 31, 2015

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Thousands of dollars have been crowdfunded for a Palestinian-Syrian refugee and pen seller, after his image went viral.

Myanmar’s president on Monday signed in

August 31, 2015

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Myanmar’s president on Monday signed into law the last of four controversial bills championed by radical Buddhists but decried by rights groups as aimed at discriminating against the country’s Muslim

Amnesty International has called on Indi

August 31, 2015

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Amnesty International has called on Indian authorities to ensure the safety of the young woman and her 15-year-old sibling after they were sentenced by village elders. The organisation says Meenakshi Kumari, 23, and her sister have been ordered by a Khap Panchayat – a village council – to be raped and humiliated. More than 175,000 […]

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ca

August 31, 2015

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Cambodians say that when human traffickers arrive in a village, they bring a storm and tears with them, an experience that Aya, sold into slavery when she was 16, will never forget.

LAST week Johnson featured depressing ev

August 30, 2015

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LAST week Johnson featured depressing evidence that old-fashioned gender-attitudes are still very much with us, in looking at “sexism” and “misogyny”. But…

After decades of pacifism since WWII, co

August 30, 2015

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After decades of pacifism since WWII, conservative government now wants the military to be able to fight overseas.

MM Kalburgi died on his way to hospital

August 30, 2015

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MM Kalburgi died on his way to hospital after being shot by unidentified men in southern Karnataka state.

A South Dakota legislator thinks a birth

August 30, 2015

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A South Dakota legislator thinks a birth certificate or genital examination is the only way schools should determine an athlete’s gender identity.

Pakistan’s transgender community fights

August 30, 2015

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Pakistan’s transgender community fights discrimination from the government and employers to find work

KINGMAN — The attorneys for a Bullhead C

August 30, 2015

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KINGMAN — The attorneys for a Bullhead City murder suspect filed two motions late Friday, seeking to block the death penalty for their client.

Police and officials won’t use the term

August 30, 2015

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Police and officials won’t use the term ‘honor killing’ anymore, but Israeli Arab women are still being murdered, and feminists are still fighting attitudes and a legal system they say is soft on the phenomenon

Brooke Beaton, 27, of Sioux Falls, South

August 30, 2015

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Brooke Beaton, 27, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, put a face to domestic violence after her boyfriend left her with two black eyes and a bruised shoulder. Photos of her bruises went viral.

A seven-month pregnant woman’s family f

August 30, 2015

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A seven-month pregnant woman’s family filed an FIR with Shivdaspura police station against her in-laws for allegedly murdering her for dowry.

The leader of Texas Values, whose wife f

August 30, 2015

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The leader of Texas Values, whose wife famously left him for another woman, has his hand out again, this time to spread the news about an antigay law that’s already been enacted.

The U.S. state of Virginia confirmed in

August 29, 2015

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The U.S. state of Virginia confirmed in response to a freedom of information request in July that it held stocks of Rocuronium Bromide, a Mylan-made drug that can be used to kill people.

A Chilean naval training vessel once sai

August 29, 2015

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A Chilean naval training vessel once said to have been used as a “prison torture ship” by the Pinochet regime is facing protests today at the Millwall Docks in east London.

The girls, from the “untouchable” caste,

August 29, 2015

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The girls, from the “untouchable” caste, are being punished for their brother’s elopement with a married woman.

Author: Priya Chattier, ANU The World Ba

August 29, 2015

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Author: Priya Chattier, ANU The World Bank’s International Poverty Line (IPL) is the benchmark for tracking progress in the reduction of global poverty.

The Human Freedom Index presents the sta

August 29, 2015

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The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom. Human freedom is a social concept that recognizes the dignity of individuals and is defined here as negative liberty or the absence of coercive constraint. Because freedom is inherently valuable […]

Many pupils at the northern Nigeria scho

August 29, 2015

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Many pupils at the northern Nigeria school are still in shock, including a boy who witnessed his father’s beheading.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A child welfare offic

August 29, 2015

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A child welfare official in northern Mexico took at least nine babies from poor or drug-addicted mothers and offered them to adoptive parents in exchange for payments ranging from $5,000 to $9,000, authorities said Friday.

The measure, HB 135, would make it a fel

August 29, 2015

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The measure, HB 135, would make it a felony to perform or induce an abortion for a pregnant person who is seeking an abortion because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome in the fetus. Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich has supported various anti-abortion legislation since his election in …

The state’s Superior Court also struck

August 29, 2015

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The state’s Superior Court also struck down a Department of Health and Social Services regulation that placed narrow specifications on Medicaid coverage for abortions, requiring that Medicaid-funded abortions be determined by a physician to be “medically necessary.” Last year, the Center for …

This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, wh

August 29, 2015

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This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. At the time, the royal decree was criticized as an attempt to redirect international attention from a harsh governmental crackdown on …

A Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) surviv

August 28, 2015

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A Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivor has been given a new role with Waltham Forest council as the authority attempts to become a leading…

Of the many ills in the society, sexual

August 28, 2015

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Of the many ills in the society, sexual abuse on women seems to be widespread. Below are reasons why sexually abused women find it hard to love

JAPAN is notorious for a brutal corporat

August 28, 2015

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JAPAN is notorious for a brutal corporate culture where people literally work themselves to death.

In an effort to spread the message on Ge

August 28, 2015

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In an effort to spread the message on Gender Based Violence (GVB), the THC Foundation in collaboration with Botswana Student Network found it fit to organise a two day seminar to sensitise tertiary students on GVB issues.

HILLSBORO, MO (KTVI) – Should transgende

August 28, 2015

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HILLSBORO, MO (KTVI) – Should transgender students be allowed to use the gender-specific locker rooms and restrooms of their choice? The controversy comes after a transgender student, who identifie…

Researchers at the University of Pennsyl

August 28, 2015

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania highlight ‘inequities in racial discipline’ in a bid to encourage reform.

The stars of the reality television show

August 28, 2015

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The stars of the reality television show “Sister Wives” used the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage ruling to support their case against Utah’s polygamy ban, court records show.

uman sexuality is immensely complex: It

August 28, 2015

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uman sexuality is immensely complex: It’s a huge spectrum that encompasses all kinds of gender expression, sexual preferences, fetishes, and more. Rather than a boring, gay-or-straight-only world, the broad range of gender identities and sexual orientations makes our human experience a more…

Nestle is being sued in the US for alleg

August 28, 2015

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Nestle is being sued in the US for allegedly knowingly allowing its Fancy Feast cat food to contain fish from a Thai supplier that uses slave labour.

US social network accused of failing to

August 28, 2015

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US social network accused of failing to take effective action on anti-refugee posts

Relatives of more than 200 missing girls

August 28, 2015

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Relatives of more than 200 missing girls mark grim landmark amid renewed push to end rebellion in northern Nigeria.

The arrest of an Indian leader, eager to

August 28, 2015

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The arrest of an Indian leader, eager to expand opportunities for the Patel class in India’s caste system, sparked violent protest across Gujarat state.

Zhanna Nemtsova filed a complaint with t

August 28, 2015

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Zhanna Nemtsova filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights in regards to the ineffective investigation of her father’s death.

Jeremy Corbyn’s consideration of female

August 28, 2015

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Jeremy Corbyn’s consideration of female-only carriages in public transport shows an ignorance of the causes of sexual harassment and what it may take to solve

number of human rights organizers and de

August 28, 2015

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number of human rights organizers and defenders said Wednesday that forced disappearances are on the rise in Mexico, the newspaper La Jornada reported. “Today we must say that (forced) disappearance occurs widely. In the past eight years, we have documented more than 26,000 cases,” said Mario Patron of the Miguel Agustin Pro Human Rights Center.

A majority of states still erect a far h

August 28, 2015

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A majority of states still erect a far higher barrier to prosecution and conviction by relying “on the concept of force in defining rape,” as the Northwestern University law professor Deborah Tuerkheimer writes in a forthcoming article in The Emory Law Journal. Tuerkheimer finds that in more than half of the 50 states, a judge […]

Erdogan launches missile attacks as conf

August 28, 2015

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Erdogan launches missile attacks as conflict with PKK explodes after two years of calm…