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23/3/2016

Seventeen rights organisations issued a joint statement on Monday condemning the reopening the case 173/2011, publicly known as the foreign funding case, referring to it as an “orchestrated, escalating assault” on civil society in Egypt.

The rights organisations include the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR), El Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture and Nazra for Feminist Studies​.

9/3/2016

Originally found on The Guardian

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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: ‘‘The problem with ‘honour’ killings is that people hush them up: a father kills a daughter, and no one ever files a case.’

 

23/2/2016

"The reality for Iranian women is that the signs effectively say 'Men Only.'"

 11/10/2015 07:31 am ET | Updated Nov 12, 2015

 

11/2/2016

Author: Perrine MassyPosted February 2, 2016

The situation of unmarried mothers, faced with a delicate dilemma and deprived of rights, makes a telling allegory for modern Tunisia — a country increasingly liberated but that still promotes conservative values.  

11/2/2016

By: Jin In

Founder of 4Girls GLocal Leadership (4GGL)

 12/17/2015 04:05 pm ET | Updated Dec 28, 2015

 
  • Are there more males or females in our world today?

28/1/2016

Uganda has banned women from working as maids in Saudi Arabia.

UGANDA - Article published the Wednesday 27 January 2016 - Latest update : Wednesday 27 January 2016

28/1/2016
JANUARY 27, 2016

(Nairobi) – Sudanese military forces and militia have used rape as a weapon of war in Darfur and other conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.

21/12/2015

By Moni Basu and Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN - Updated 1920 GMT (0320 HKT) December 18, 2015

New Delhi (CNN)Outside the Delhi High Court on Friday, there were few clues that a momentous decision was underway in India's watershed gang rape case. Besides a small band of lawyers and journalists, few were present when the court ruled that come Sunday, the youngest of six men who tortured and raped a physiotherapy student on a moving Delhi bus would be a free man.