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Husband cuts off pregnant wife’s tongue

May 31, 2012

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She said Saleh tried to force her daughter into prostitution and on refusal, the husband cut off her tongue by Zabihullah Ehsas Nagina’s husband cut off her tongue. According to her mother it was because she had refused prostitution. (Photo: PAN) Family members and human rights activists on Thursday asked the government to investigate physical […]

Husband cuts off pregnant wife’s tongue (Afghanistan)

May 31, 2012

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She said Saleh tried to force her daughter into prostitution and on refusal, the husband cut off her tongue by Zabihullah Ehsas Nagina’s husband cut off her tongue. According to her mother it was because she had refused prostitution. (Photo: PAN) Family members and human rights activists on Thursday asked the government to investigate physical […]

The horror of female genital mutilation

May 30, 2012

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An estimated 66,000 girls have been illegally mutilated in the UK, but no one has yet been prosecuted for this practice. According to UNICEF, female genital mutilation is most common in the western, eastern and north-eastern regions of Africa, but also is still widely practiced in North American and European countries, such as the United […]

Bihar: Girl burnt alive as she refuses to marry after dowry demand (India)

May 30, 2012

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Source:Daily Bhaskar : Naawada: In a bizarre incident, a girl was burnt alive by unidentified persons after she refused to marry a man who demanded dowry at Bhadauni village in Bihar’s Nawada district today, police said. Sources revealed that the girl had refused to marry a man following dowry demand. Unidentified persons then overpowered her, […]

Crime against women worries NHRC

May 29, 2012

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May 29, 2012 GUWAHATI: After holding a two-day camp in the state and hearing 50 human rights violation cases, the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday expressed its concern over the spurt in crimes against women in the state. Though the NHRC said that compared to other states in the country, Assam fares better […]

Bristol’s NHS launches anti-female genital mutilation campaign

May 29, 2012

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Bristol’s NHS launches anti-female genital mutilation campaign Some 2,000 girls in the city are thought to be at risk of being forced to undergo female genital mutilation The latest campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Bristol has been launched by the city’s safeguarding children’s board. Some 2,000 girls in the city are thought to […]

A young woman hung to death by husband

May 29, 2012

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From last year till now, nearly ten women have been killed in different ways in the central and other districts of Ghazni By Mohammad Asif Hussaini A young woman was hung to death by her husband in Ghazni province according to a report of Radio Killid. Shukria Wali, head of the Women’s Affairs of Ghazni, […]