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CHILD BRIDES, STOLEN LIVES

CHILD BRIDES, STOLEN LIVES - A closer look at early child marriage around the world, tales of heartbreak and of hope.

VIDEO LINK: http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/341/video.html

India: Tribal Woman Flogged, Accused of prostitution

Balasore (Orissa): A 25-year-old tribal woman in Balasore district of Orissa was reportedly tied to a tree and beaten up for her alleged involvement in flesh trade.

Witches in the 21st Century

UNHCR - UN Refugee Agency

Direct Link to 44-Page 2009 Document:
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/lib.nsf/db900sid/RWST-7RAL7E/$file/unhcr-jan2009.pdf?openelement

War, Tradition Feeds Sexual Violence Against Women

ICC - Africa Update
International Justice / ICC home
Democratic Republic of Congo
War, Tradition Feeds Sexual Violence Against Women
French

A Future Without Female Genital Mutilation: Personal Story

World Pulse - Global Issues Through the Eyes of Women
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/13683
A Future Without Female Genital Mutilation

by Halima Mohamed Abdel Rahman | September 29, 2009

Sri Lanka: ’Covering Up’- Creeping Talibanization?

Cat’s Eye has noticed an increasing emphasis on a particular form of morality in the guise of a post-war resurgence of society. This is evident on the part of all sectors of society – not only by those in power but religious leaders, key officials in the police force and leaders of educational institutions as well as the media. At times, the rhetoric is transformed into action.

UN expert on extrajudicial killings condemns execution of juvenile offender in Iran

GENEVA (13 October 2009) -- The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, arbitrary or summary executions, Mr. Philip Alston, today denounced the hanging of Behnoud Shojaie, a young man sentenced to death for killing another boy in a street fight in 2005 when he was aged 17.

BANGLADESH: Dowry violence continues unabated

DHAKA, 11 September 2009 (IRIN) - When parents in Bangladesh fail to come up with a promised dowry for their newly married daughters things can get nasty.

Egypt Cleric 'to ban full veils'

Egypt's highest Muslim authority has said he will issue a religious edict against the growing trend for full women's veils, known as the niqab.

Italy - Violence Against Women & Femicide - Immigration - Racism - Rights

WUNRN
http://www.wunrn.com

English & French Translations

ITALY - VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN - FEMICIDE - CRIMES OF HONOR
IMMIGRATION - RACISIM - CULTURE - HUMAN RIGHTS +

Iran: Execution of juvenile scheduled for Monday

Iran: Execution of juvenile scheduled for Monday
Source: Amnesty International

UN Human Rights Council: Beginning of the End for Defamation of Religions?

ARTICLE 19

STATEMENT

23 September 2009

UN Human Rights Council: Beginning of the End for Defamation of Religions?

ZIMBABWE: Virgins Forced into Marriage to ‘Appease’ Evil Spirits

Nyarai Kachere

MUTARE Zimbabwe Sep 29 (IPS) - Three years after being
seized from their families and forced to marry and have sex with