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Afghan killed for giving birth to girl

January 30, 2012

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Source: New Straits Times KABUL: Afghan police were on Monday hunting a man who allegedly killed his wife after she gave birth to the couple’s third daughter, an official said. In this picture taken on January 29, 2012 — unrelated to this story and used merely to show Afghanistan for illustration purposes — Taliban fighters […]

Another Incident of Female Feticide in Udaipur

January 25, 2012

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Not even a day has passed since the huge rally against Female Feticide organized by the Hindi Daily, Dainik Bhaskar in Udaipur that another sad and distressing incident of Female Feticide has come to light in the city today. Read More:

[Photos] Udaipur says ‘Stop Female Foeticide’

January 24, 2012

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January 24, 2012 By Sohail Khan On the occasion of National Girl Child Day today, 24th January, a mass rally was taken out in Udaipur. Many schools, non-government organizations, NGOs and social workers participated in the rally, which was dedicated to the cause against female feticide. The rally was organized by the Hindi daily, Dainik Bhaskar […]

Unsafe Abortions On The Rise

January 20, 2012

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by Jessica Pieklo January 20, 2012 2:15 pm by Jessica Pieklo Almost half of all abortions performed globally are done so without trained clinical assistance. That’s according to a new study by the World Health Organization. Overall abortion rates have remained steady at 28 per 1,000 women a year. But the number of unsafe abortions […]

Woman raped and murdered two weeks before baby due (UK)

January 18, 2012

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Court hears how Carl Whant also killed unborn baby in brutal knife attack on 19-year-old Nikitta Grender  Wednesday 18 January 2012 18.44 GMT The parents of Nikitta Grender, Paul Brunnock and Marcia Grender, at court for the trial of Carl Whant, who is accused of murdering their pregnant daughter. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA A pregnant woman […]

Iranian women’s civil rights activist killed in Houston

January 17, 2012

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HOUSTON // A woman whom police described as an activist on behalf of Iranian women’s civil rights was found shot dead at the wheel of her car after it crashed into a Houston town house garage. The car was still running when police found the body of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, behind the wheel about 12.30am […]

“Angry Brides” game targets Indian dowry demands

January 16, 2012

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NEW DELHI, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Anger at the practice of demanding dowries, which can lead to violence against brides, has prompted a takeoff of “Angry Birds” called “Angry Brides” that aims to highlight the illegal practice still prevalent in many South Asian countries. Bejewelled brides attend a mass marriage ceremony at Noida on the […]