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Girl Murdered as Building Site Sacrifice

May 1, 2012

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by Steve WilliamsMay 1, 2012 Image used under the Creative Commons Attribution License with thanks to tanakawho. Three Indian men are being held under suspicion of brutally murdering a five-year-old girl so one of them could use her as a sacrifice to bring prosperity to his embattled construction project, reports say. Reports The Hindu: The […]

‘Honor killings’ – What do we do now?

February 16, 2012

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By Abrar Qadir, February 7, 2012 On Sunday January 28th, a jury in Kingston, Canada returned a guilty verdict against Mohammed Shafia, a 58 year old Afghani immigrant, his wife and their 21 year old son in the murder of Shafia’s three daughters and first wife. Shafia was married to both women at the time […]

Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims

February 1, 2012

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By Danilo Valladares Demonstrators demand that the disappearance of Cristina Siekavizza and her children be investigated. Credit:Danilo Valladares/IPS GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has prompted actions by the government, civil society groups, and two […]

Guatemala Heeds the Cries of Femicide Victims

February 1, 2012

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By Danilo Valladares Demonstrators demand that the disappearance of Cristina Siekavizza and her children be investigated. Credit:Danilo Valladares/IPS GUATEMALA CITY, Jan 31, 2012 (IPS) – The relentless wave of femicides in Guatemala, which has one of the highest female murder rates in the world, has prompted actions by the government, civil society groups, and two […]

Indian engineer develops online map to show horrors of gender abuse

January 27, 2012

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By Nita BhallaFri Jan 27, 2012 NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) – A villager in Kerala has developed the country’s first online mapping platform that documents the multitude of abuses, rapes and murders committed daily against women there, to awaken people to the extent and horrors of such crimes. Despite strong laws, girls and women in largely […]

Indian engineer develops online map to show horrors of gender abuse

January 27, 2012

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By Nita BhallaFri Jan 27, 2012 NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) – A villager in Kerala has developed the country’s first online mapping platform that documents the multitude of abuses, rapes and murders committed daily against women there, to awaken people to the extent and horrors of such crimes. Despite strong laws, girls and women in largely […]

MEXICO Women Journalists Face Double Threats

July 27, 2011

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By Daniela Pastrana Ángeles Mariscal, second left, in Senate public hearing. Credit:Gonzalo Ortuño/IPS  MEXICO CITY, Jul 26, 2011 (IPS) – The murder of journalist Yolanda Ordaz, whose body was found Tuesday in the eastern Mexican city of Veracruz, once again threw into relief the dangers that reporters face in this country, which in the case […]