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Kershaw woman ‘brutally murdered’ with baseball bat (U.S.)

December 28, 2011

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Source: WMBF News KERSHAW, SC (WMBF) A young woman from Kershaw was kidnapped and found sexually assaulted and ‘brutally murdered’ after the suspect in her death lead authorities to her body. The grandmother of 30-year-old Beverly Hope Melton received a worried call Monday evening about a man following her. Melton’s body was later discovered in […]

American Girl Target of Extremist Jews in Israel

December 27, 2011

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Orthodox Israelis Spit On Whorish 8-Year-Old Girl For Going To School

December 27, 2011

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An American girl attempting to walk to her Jewish school in Israel is subjected to daily taunting and physical intimidation so bad that she says it makes her afraid to go to school. Her tormenters aren’t fellow children, but rather adult men upset by the presence of the “immodest” girls attending school in their ultra-Orthodox […]

Israeli city braces for 10,000-strong protest against exclusion of women

December 27, 2011

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Ultra-Orthodox clashed with police officers, calling them Nazis over course of Monday; at least six were arrested or detained for questioning. Ultra-Orthodox men in Beit Shemesh trying to keep police from removing a sign ordering women to walk on the other side of the street – for the third time this week. Photo by Olivier […]

Equality Now calls on the United States Senate & House of Representatives to Pass the Girls Protection Act

December 12, 2011

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  Printer-friendly version Date: 12 Dec 2011 In May 2010, Equality Now issued an urgent alert calling on the United States House of Representatives to pass the “Girls Protection Act” (H.R. 5137) co-sponsored by Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA). The legislation aimed at strengthening the 1996 federal law banning female […]

“How Come You Allow Little Girls to Get Married?” (Yemen)

December 8, 2011

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Source: Human Rights Watch This 54-page report documents the lifelong damage to girls who are forced to marry young. Yemeni girls and women told Human Rights Watch about being forced into child marriages by their families, and then having no control over whether and when to bear children and other important aspects of their lives. […]

Girlfriend ‘Tasered then buried alive’: Victim was left to die in shallow grave, jury told

December 6, 2011

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Michelina Lewandowska shot with 300,000-volt stun gun, court heard Was then ‘bound and gagged with parcel tape and put into a box’ Managed to escape from makeshift grave ‘with great difficulty’ Boyfriend Marcin Kasprzak, 25, was allegedly bored with her   Accused: Accomplice Patryk Borys allegedly buried his friend’s girlfriend alive in a shallow grave […]

Habiba Sarabi: ‘Violence against women still a problem in Afghanistan’

December 5, 2011

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Habiba Sarabi is Afghanistan’s only female governor. She has headed Bamiyan province since 2005, engaged in rebuilding from scratch her part of one of the world’s most murderous countries. A qualified doctor, she left Afghanistan under the Taliban, but returned in secret to teach girls. Today, still the target of death threats, she continues her […]

Israeli women fight back against Jerusalem billboard vandals

December 2, 2011

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Women in UK and US urged to send photographs of themselves to counter ultra-orthodox campaign against images of women Harriet Sherwood in Jerusalem Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg: We’re experiencing a snowball effect.’ Photograph: New Israel Fund Jewish women in the Britain and the US are being urged to send photographs of themselves holding signs saying “women […]

When ‘modest’ becomes extreme

December 2, 2011

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When the ‘Taliban women’ phenomenon finally reached Mea She’arim, the rabbis of the extremist Edah Haredit took notice and condemned it. But what was it that initially drove ultra-Orthodox women to cover themselves up almost hermetically? Young girls on a Jerusalem street. Photo by Alex Levac His tall stature and dress – the striped robe […]