Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2015«

Hundreds killed in quake: rescue efforts

October 31, 2015

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Hundreds killed in quake: rescue efforts hindered – The Boston Globe

Defend women’s rights in Burkina Faso

October 31, 2015

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Defend women’s rights in Burkina Faso

SPECIAL REPORT: When bullying becomes a

October 30, 2015

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SPECIAL REPORT: When bullying becomes a crime

Women are vital to building peace and th

October 30, 2015

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Women are vital to building peace and their role can no longer be ignored | Shelby Quast

Transgender woman sent to all-male priso

October 30, 2015

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Transgender woman sent to all-male prison loses appeal over sentence

‘It was a nightmare:’ N.J. survivor of

October 30, 2015

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‘It was a nightmare:’ N.J. survivor of domestic violence finds freedom

Islamophobia Worsens Violence Against Wo

October 30, 2015

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Islamophobia Worsens Violence Against Women

Exclusive: Trapped, Inside The Hidden Wo

October 30, 2015

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Exclusive: Trapped, Inside The Hidden World Of Sex Trafficking

Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ire

October 30, 2015

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Same-sex marriage signed into law in Ireland

The Border Into Sex Slavery http://ow.ly

October 28, 2015

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The Border Into Sex Slavery http://ow.ly/TXQhK Pramila fell victim to a scheme that is being used to traffic thousands of Nepali girls. Living in desperate conditions, sleeping outside after her home was destroyed by the earthquake, an in-law relative offered her a well paying job in India.

Raising Penelope, My Transgender Son

October 28, 2015

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Raising Penelope, My Transgender Son

House of Commons to debate banning gay ‘

October 28, 2015

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House of Commons to debate banning gay ‘cure’ therapies

Landmines don’t know when war is over.

October 28, 2015

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Landmines don’t know when war is over. They continue to kill | Daniel Craig

South Sudan civil war inquiry details to

October 28, 2015

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South Sudan civil war inquiry details torture and forced cannibalism

Alaa Murabit on women, peace and securit

October 28, 2015

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Alaa Murabit on women, peace and security

South Sudan: ‘a level of human sufferin

October 28, 2015

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South Sudan: ‘a level of human suffering I have never seen anywhere else’

‘It’s up to us to stop these Muslim girl

October 28, 2015

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‘It’s up to us to stop these Muslim girls making the worst mistake of their lives’ | Alex Preston

Under Pressure, Feminine Product Makers

October 28, 2015

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Under Pressure, Feminine Product Makers Disclose Ingredients

petition: Save Women from Invasive and D

October 28, 2015

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petition: Save Women from Invasive and Degrading “Virginity Testing” – Tell Indonesia’s President to Stop Now! http://ow.ly/TXLkq

Australia can prevent Rohingya refugee a

October 28, 2015

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Australia can prevent Rohingya refugee abuses

Baka ‘Pygmies’ report more abuse despi

October 28, 2015

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Baka ‘Pygmies’ report more abuse despite WWF assurances

Study suggests not all polygynous marria

October 28, 2015

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Study suggests not all polygynous marriage is harmful to women or children (Phys.org)—A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.K., Tanzania and the U.S. has found an example of polygynous marriage that does not appear to be harmful to women or children. In their paper published in …

Istanbul: hundreds protest police raid o

October 28, 2015

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Istanbul: hundreds protest police raid on opposition media

Senior UN official castigates World Bank

October 28, 2015

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Senior UN official castigates World Bank over its approach to human rights

China: Mother of captured Christian huma

October 27, 2015

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China: Mother of captured Christian human rights lawyer writes emotional open letter to her son

Sex Trafficking Victims Return To Childr

October 26, 2015

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Sex Trafficking Victims Return To Children of the Night After 36 Years | Dr. Lois Lee

How American schools are making inequali

October 26, 2015

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How American schools are making inequality worse

National scene: 39 victims of human traf

October 26, 2015

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National scene: 39 victims of human trafficking rescued | The Jakarta Post

Modern slavery: Labor trafficking is eve

October 26, 2015

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Modern slavery: Labor trafficking is everywhere and nowhere – CSMonitor.com

FROM READERS: Saudi Arabia Anonymous Sau

October 26, 2015

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FROM READERS: Saudi Arabia Anonymous Saudi Arabian 17-year-old Ali Mohammad Baqir al-Nimr unjustly received the death penalty in his native country, and groups like Anonymous are working to intervene to stop death penalty trials of

Will the European Endgame on Conflict Mi

October 26, 2015

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Will the European Endgame on Conflict Minerals Put an End to Financing Rape in the DRC? | Margot Wallström

How can Palestinians legally fight occup

October 25, 2015

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How can Palestinians legally fight occupation? – Al Jazeera English

A Family Matter: Saving Papua New Guinea

October 25, 2015

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A Family Matter: Saving Papua New Guinea’s mothers – Al Jazeera English

Watch: Kate Winslet Narrates Anti-Bullyi

October 25, 2015

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Watch: Kate Winslet Narrates Anti-Bullying Film for Kids

Domestic violence, a ‘crime against us a

October 25, 2015

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Domestic violence, a ‘crime against us all’

Nepal earthquake continues to drive afte

October 25, 2015

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Nepal earthquake continues to drive aftershocks through the lives of women | Natalie Curtis | Global development | The Guardian

Nepal earthquakes leave bitter legacy as

October 25, 2015

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Nepal earthquakes leave bitter legacy as children become quarry for traffickers | Sam Jones | Global development | The Guardian

Nigeria struggles against human traffick

October 25, 2015

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Nigeria struggles against human trafficking – US News LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — In a Lagos suburb, 22-year-old Omo huddles over her battered cell phone, scrolling through text messages to find the name of the Russian city where she was coerced into prostitution.

So is fatherhood the end of a man’s care

October 25, 2015

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So is fatherhood the end of a man’s career prospects? | Anushka Asthana | Comment is free | The Guardian Probably not. But it’s still a huge issue for women – as a hilarious, but thought-provoking, Twitter feed shows

Will Potter: The secret US prisons you’

October 25, 2015

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Will Potter: The secret US prisons you’ve never heard of before | TED Talk | TED.com

Death row inmate requests electric chair

October 24, 2015

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Death row inmate requests electric chair instead of lethal injection Florida death row inmate Wayne Doty doesn’t want to die by lethal injection. Instead, he wants to be put to death in an electric chair. Doty, 42, is the first inmate to request to be put to death in the electric chair, and in Florida, […]

VICE News Traveled Onboard the Irish ‘A

October 24, 2015

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VICE News Traveled Onboard the Irish ‘Abortion Bus’ That’s Giving Illegal Pills to Women | VICE News VICE News traveled around Ireland with a group of women who are openly defying the country’s strict abortion laws which criminalize abortions, even in cases of rape or incest.

The Girl Who Broke Free: Building A New

October 24, 2015

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The Girl Who Broke Free: Building A New Life In America #15Girls : Goats and Soda : NPR Rosi loves shopping at H&M and teasing her dad. It took years of therapy and tears to put her nightmare behind her. At age 13, she was forced to marry a man twice her age.

Andrew Cuomo to ban transgender discrimi

October 24, 2015

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Andrew Cuomo to ban transgender discrimination in New York state | US news | The Guardian Governor says existing law protected gay people but left out transexuals while campaigners say: ‘We are thrilled. This sends a message to the country’

China professor’s wife-sharing proposal

October 24, 2015

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China professor’s wife-sharing proposal sparks ire – BBC News

Accountability for torture today is crit

October 24, 2015

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Accountability for torture today is critical for stopping it tomorrow | American Civil Liberties Union

New study reveals violence a trigger for

October 24, 2015

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New study reveals violence a trigger for women’s and men’s housing problems

Look Who’s Fighting Homophobia in Kenya

October 24, 2015

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Look Who’s Fighting Homophobia in Kenya

Annual sweep nets 110 domestic violence

October 23, 2015

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Annual sweep nets 110 domestic violence suspects – Toledo Blade

Being a child bride in India can be a de

October 23, 2015

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Being a child bride in India can be a death sentence – Mission Network News Weddings should be a celebration. Brides and grooms should be excited to spend the rest of their lives together. But for girls in India, it’s nearly a death sentence. Child marriage in the country is illegal, but that doesn’t stop […]