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Iranian woman blinded by acid pardons her attacker in dramatic televised encounter

July 31, 2011


An Iranian woman blinded and disfigured by a man who threw acid into her face stood above her attacker Sunday in a hospital operating room as a doctor was about to put several drops of acid in one of his eyes in court-ordered retribution. The man waited on his knees and wept. “What do you […]

Men ‘must help stop female genital mutilation’

July 29, 2011


Men must play their part in breaking the cycle of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a Bristol detective has said. Det Ch Insp Dave McCallum, who leads the public protection unit of Avon and Somerset Police, said men from communities that practise it “have tended to stay silent on this subject”. More than 120 million women […]

Married at 13, abandoned at 30 (Saudi Arabia)

July 27, 2011


Source: Emirates 24/7 Salma fled her home after dad tried to ‘sell’ her again Picture used for illustrative purposes only. (GETTY IMAGES) When she was 13-years old, Salma (full name withheld) from Saudi Arabia was forced to marry a man aged over 60. The man paid her father a dowry of SR250,000 ($68,000), but Salma […]

Saudi Arabia to set minimum marriage age

July 25, 2011


Source: Emirates 24/7 Law aims to curb marriage of minors following surge in such weddings Saudi Arabia intends to set a minimum age for girls allowed to marry under a new law intended to curb child marriages following a surge in such a phenomenon in the conservative Gulf Kingdom. The ministry of justice is working […]

China’s family planning Illegal children will be confiscated

July 21, 2011


The one-child policy is not just a human-rights abomination; it has also worsened a demographic problem Jul 21st 2011 | from the print edition “BEFORE 1997 they usually punished us by tearing down our houses for breaching the one-child policy…After 2000 they began to confiscate our children.” Thus Yuan Chaoren, a villager from Longhui county […]


July 19, 2011


Child rapist took one victim from hospital

July 16, 2011


Source: Emirates 24/7 A Saudi school teacher who had raped 13 little girls dragged one of the victims off the bed in the emergency unit at a hospital in the Gulf Kingdom, bundled her in his car and took her to his apartment, where he raped her. He hunted another little girl just as she […]