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Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

June 7, 2012


By TIM ARANGOPublished: June 6, 2012 Ayman Oghanna for The New York TimesSome deaths are not suicides but honor killings. Abdella Hassan said his daughter, recently married to a cousin, had stabbed herself, but his sons are accused of her murder. SINJAR, Iraq — With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain […]

17-Year Old Gay Teen Commits Suicide — Father Blames Anti-Gay Bullying

May 12, 2012


by David Badash on May 11, 2012in Discrimination,News,Politics An openly-gay 17-year old boy committed suicide in Rochester, Minnesota on Sunday, and his father is blaming anti-gay bullying as “a big part” of the cause of his son’s death. Jay ‘Corey’ Jones, also known as Corey Jay Jonestrader on his Facebook page, was a student at […]

Man commits suicide after wife’s sterilization

April 27, 2012


Reblogged from kracktivist Suchandana Gupta | Apr 27, 2012 BHOPAL: The sterilization fiasco in Madhya Pradesh refuses to die down. Lamenting the decision of making his wife undergo sterilization two months ago, a 35-year-old man, father of six daughters committed suicide in Betul district on Wednesday. His wife, who went under the scalpel in February, […]

Women See Worrisome Shift in Turkey

April 26, 2012


By DAN BILEFSKY and SEBNEM ARSUPublished: April 25, 2012 Daniel Etter for The New York TimesA victim of domestic abuse in a women’s shelter in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 31, 2012. She has fled her husband and does not want to reveal her identity.  ISTANBUL — Gokce, a soft-spoken 37-year-old mother of two, has lived […]

One Tibetan woman’s tragic path to self-immolation

March 27, 2012


Tsering Kyi had witnessed the erosion of her family’s way of life and the repression of her fellow students’ protests. This month she doused herself in five litres of petrol and set herself alight Jason Burke in, Monday 26 March 2012 Tibetan monks hold placards showing others who had set themselves on fire to […]

I never said yes: Sarah’s story

March 27, 2012


Posted on 27 March 2012 Nicole Campbell, Pips Taylor and Sarah Lauren Scott Four hundred and sixty days ago my life was changed forever. Four hundred and sixty days ago I was raped. I was 19 years old, carefree and trying to figure out the balance between education, being a mother to my beautiful son, […]

Human rights tops all other rights

March 8, 2012


March 8 2012 By Navi Pillay Picture: AP Photo/LM Otero I am conscious of the divergent view both within and outside the (the Human Rights) Council on the rights of individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. However, I am certain that none among you will be willing to tolerate serious, systematic violations of […]

Male suicide rates four times higher than females nationally; problem seems to have cultural roots in stoic Midwest

February 27, 2012


Kurt Schreiner was many things. A fun uncle who faithfully attended his nephew’s football games. A charming ladies’ man who loved to travel. A kind-hearted soul who made you feel like his best friend and doled out the perfect advice. That was on the outside. By: Tammy Swift, ForumPublished February 27, 2012 Kurt Schreiner was […]

Alleged rape victim arrested in Ireland for refusal to testify

February 13, 2012


Eastern European woman was told by judge to stand in front of three accused and point out her alleged assailants Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent, Sunday 12 February 2012 A woman who alleged that she was the victim of a gang rape in the Republic of Ireland has been arrested and temporarily imprisoned after refusing […]