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‘Cheat genital mutilation ban by going abroad’: British Muslim leader caught on camera advocating female circumcision

April 29, 2012

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By Ian Garland PUBLISHED: 16:57, 29 April 2012 A British Muslim leader has been caught on camera advocating female genital mutilation. Mohammed Abdul, the Imam of a Bristol mosque, was filmed urging a follower to take women and girls abroad so they can be circumcised legally. The practise was banned by law in 2003, and […]

DOCUMENTARY_ Missing Millions

April 29, 2012

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Man held for raping daughter

April 27, 2012

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PUNE: The Sangvi police late on Wednesday night arrested a 35-year-old labourer for allegedly raping and molesting his two minor daughters. The incidents took place between March 24 and April 2 at their residence in Sangvi. The man was arrested after his wife lodged a complaint in this regard with the Sangvi police station on […]

Sexual assault costly, both emotionally and economically, new University of Iowa report says (U.S.)

April 26, 2012

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Source:The Gasette More than 55,000 Iowans experienced sexual violence in 2009 Buy this photo Dana Ruecker, a student at the University of Iowa, reads victims’ stories written on t-shirts as they blow in the breeze, as part of the Clothesline Project, on the Pentacrest lawn, in Iowa City, Iowa, on Thursday, April 26, 2012. The […]

Muslim Women in India Seek Gender Equality in Marriage

April 24, 2012

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By NILANJANA S. ROY NEW DELHI — Three years ago, Salma Khatun’s husband divorced her in a fit of rage after a quarrel, pronouncing what is known as the triple talaq in the presence of witnesses. The triple talaq is a formula of repudiation. The first two times it is pronounced, it can be revoked, […]

State Women Commission prevents Child Marriage

April 23, 2012

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The presence of mind of a would-be-victim of child marriage resulted in a child marriage being prevented today at the Bhoiwada locality by the members of the Women and Child Development committee. At a public conference initiated by Laad Kumari Jain, President of the State Women Commission on 22nd April, the Commission members heard the […]

100,000 women undergo brutal genital mutilation illegally in Britain (and some of the victims are as young as TEN)

April 22, 2012

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Police have failed to bring forward a single conviction Only two doctors have ever been struck off by the General Medical Council Victims often suffer in silence and sometimes battle to stand or walk One doctor offered to perform the procedure on a 10-year-old girl for £750 By Pamela Owen   As many as 100,000 […]