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Last month's brutal gang rape of a young woman in the Indian capital, Delhi, has caught public attention and caused worldwide outrage. But here, the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi recalls other prominent cases which made the headlines, then faded from public memory.
The U.N. General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation, a centuries-old practice stemming from the belief that circumcising girls controls women's sexuality and enhances fertility.
The 23-year-old girl gangraped on a bus in south Delhi was brutalised so badly that she had only 5% of her intestine left inside her when she was brought to hospital on Sunday night.
On Wednesday, doctors at the Safdarjung Hospital removed the remaining 15 inches of intestine in a bid to stop the spread of a life-threatening infection that had begun to develop in her many injuries.
تضمّ هذه النشرة تسعة مقالات لرجال من لبنان وسوريا ومصر وفلسطين. نأمل أن تكون هذه المساهمات حافزًا لفتح نقاش أشمل يطال الذكورة بمفهومها الحالي ويسعى إلى إظهار مفاهيم مختلفة لها، كما نأمل أن تحفّز هذه النشرة عددًا أكبر من الرجال لإعادة النظر والتفكير بالأدوار الاجتماعية القائمة وجدواها في تحقيق مجتمع صحي ينعم فيه الفرد بالحرية والمساواة والأمن والسلام
يحتفل العالم هذه الايام بحملة الــ16 يوم لمناهضة العنف ضد المرأة التي تبدأ بيوم 25 نوفمبر اليوم العالمي لمناهضة العنف ضد المرأة وتختم باليوم العالمي لحقوق الانسان 10 ديسمبر لان العنف ضد المراة اوضح وأبشع انتهاكات حقوق الانسان وأن مناهضة العنف ضد المرأة لا تأتي إلى بحماية وتعزيز حقوق الإنسان ، وتمر هذه الذكرى على نساء السودان وهن مثقلات ومنهكات بجراح غائرة تبدأ بالجسد ثم تنتقل الى الروح حيث تظل تستغيث بالضمير الوطني والانساني أملا في تحقيق العدالة المفقودة، واسترداد الكرامة المسلوبة،
When Malala Yousafzai and her companions were shot by the Taliban, the whole of Pakistan expressed outrage. The attack on a young girl fighting for her right to education was shocking to many Pakistanis. What was unusual about this event was, unfortunately, not the targeting of girls, but the fact that there was a national outcry.