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Boy and girl killed in Afghanistan acid attack ‘over friendship’

March 31, 2012

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The attack is the latest incident to highlight the dangers still faced by many young men and women in conservative Afghanistan. (File photo) inShare19 By AFP Ghazni Afghanistan A 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have been killed in an acid attack in Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, with witnesses claiming it was because of […]

The deadly rape case that shocked and shamed Ukraine

March 30, 2012

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Raped, strangled and set on fire, the death of Oksana Makar will be in vain as long as brutalising women is normal in our country Natalia Antonova guardian.co.uk, Friday 30 March 2012 15.57 BST Jump to comments (162) Oksana Makar in hospital on 19 March. She has since died of her injuries. Photograph: Dmitry Filenko/AFP/Getty […]

Report 2011 Teenage girls turning suicide into a solution for poverty, uncertain future: HRCP

March 29, 2012

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Everyday around five to six teenage suicide attempts are taking place in the city. KARACHI: To escape from poverty or an uncertain future, teenager girls in Karachi are turning towards the option of ending their lives, said the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in its annual report, ‘State of Human Rights in 2011’ released on Wednesday. […]

Morocco: End the legal exemption for rapists who marry their victims (Morroco)

March 28, 2012

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Printer-friendly version Action Number: 41.1 Date: 28 Mar 2012 Update Date: 2012 May 17 Update: 15-year-old Safae from Tangiers was raped and impregnated in January 2011 when she was 14. Though she and her mother filed a complaint, according to recent reports they were pressured to drop the charges by the prosecutor and the judge. […]

Hundreds of Afghan women jailed for ‘moral crimes’

March 28, 2012

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Source: BBC NEWS The lack of women’s rights under the Taliban helped to justify western military intervention in Afghanistan Hundreds of Afghan women are in jail for “moral crimes”, including running away and extra-marital sex, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. In a report, it said that women were punished for fleeing domestic abuse and […]

Jail may await Afghan women fleeing abuse and rape: HRW

March 28, 2012

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Once leaving prison, Afghan women and girls face strong social stigma in the conservative country and may be killed in so-called “honor killings.” (Reuters) For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers […]

Lebanon: Stop Abuse of Domestic Workers ( Lebanon) Human Rights Watch

March 23, 2012

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Investigate Recent Suicide; Enact Labor, Immigration Protections Migrant workers hold placards during a demonstration to support the rights of migrant domestic workers on International Workers’ Day or May Day, in Beirut on May 1, 2011. (c) 2011 Reuters Downloadable Resources: Download this press release in Amharic (PDF) Related Materials: Without Protection More Coverage: An account […]