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Stop Virginity Exams for Women to Join the Indonesian Police.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, government, religion, rights, police, women, society, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government )

Gregory
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Many women feel degraded, violated and sometimes painful exams to see if they are still a virgin just to apply to join the Indonesian National Police. Please join in protesting this unnecessary testing for women just to apply to join the police force.
Teenage Saudi Girl Won't Have to Marry 90-Year-Old
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi, marriage, Islam, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, dishonesty, family, freedoms, religion, rights, women )

Sabina
- 4 days ago - meforum.org
A Saudi teenager, told she would marry a handsome young man whom she had been allowed to meet, was shocked when she discovered that her father had tricked her and that her groom was a man in his nineties. She is 17-years old.
MUSLIM WOMAN Echo's the THOUGHTS OF MANY
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, freedoms, sadness, women, world )

Jan
- 8 days ago - ijreview.com
What is so wrong with wanting to step into the current century? There should be no shame. There is no denying that violence, misogyny and homophobia exist in all religious texts, but Islam is the only religion that is adhered to so literally, to this day.
These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, military, veterans, men, women, society, culture, education, interesting, news, freedoms, world, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Common misperceptions about men and women in uniform can have harmful effects -- just ask a vet. Judging from a 2012 survey by veterans advocacy group The Mission Continues, civilians have a lot to learn about those who've served in the armed forces.
It Shouldn't Be This Hard To Be A Female Veteran In America
Society & Culture  (tags: women, America, military, veterans, society, culture, homelessness, health care, unemployment, ethics, news, freedoms, government, education )

CarrieSIC
- 9 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The number of women serving in the U.S. military has increased dramatically in recent years, yet the services they need upon returning home are not keeping up with the unprecedented demand.
Saudi Arabia Arrests Prominent Female Human Rights Activist
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, abuse, activists, corruption, crime, culture, freedoms, Islam, Muslims, human rights, government, religion, rights, safety, society, violence, women )

Sabina
- 11 days ago - clarionproject.org
Suad al-Shamari, co-founder of the Saudi Liberal Network along with Raif Badawi, is being held in a Jeddah prison, on charges of insulting Islam.
Free Ghoncheh From Prison for Attending a Volleyball Match
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, corruption, culture, death, dishonesty, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, Islam, Muslims, Iran, Sharia law )

Sabina
- 11 days ago - change.org
Since June 2014 my younger sister is in solitary confinement in Tehran. She was arrested for going to a men's volleyball match. Ghoncheh is a British Iranian dual citizen. She was there to watch a game. She was arrested because of a misunderstanding.
Amnesty International Accuses Israel of War Crimes
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, Israel, Gaza, war crimes, Amnesty International. violence, children, women, safety, sadness, news, humans, freedoms, ethics, government, freedoms, abuse, law )

CarrieSIC
- 15 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during its 50-day military operation in Gaza this summer, saying Israeli forces had displayed "callous indifference" in attacks on family homes in the densely populated coastal...
STOP Honor Killing of 10 Year Old RAPE Survivor *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, children, crime, culture, ethics, family, government, humans, law, murder, politics, religion, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Frans
- 15 days ago - forcechange.com
Ten-year-old Brishna, a girl living in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, was raped by a mullah in her local mosque. Although the mullah, Mohammad Amin, was arrested, tried, and sentenced to 20 years in prison, Brishna's ordeal is not over: She is in grave ...
Stop Honor Killing of 10-Year-Old Rape Survivor
Society & Culture  (tags: Afghainistan, Muslims, Islam, Honor killings, abuse, child, crime, culture, death, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women )

Sabina
- 16 days ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Brishna, a 10-year old girl from Kunduz province in Afghanistan, was raped by a local mullah in May 2014. While she was recovering in the hospital, her family and community members threatened to kill her and "dump her in the river."
Israel Moves to Outlaw Palestinian Political Parties in the Knesset
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Israeli Parliament, dishonesty, ethics, world, society, culture, freedoms, abuse, corruption, news, rights, politics, government, women )

CarrieSIC
- 16 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The Israeli parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to suspend Haneen Zoabi, a legislator representing the state's large Palestinian minority, for six months as a campaign to silence political dissent intensified.
Iranians Protest Over Acid Attacks Against Women
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, sports, society, violence, women )

Sabina
- 18 days ago - theguardian.com
Thousands of people have staged a protest in Isfahan, Iran's top tourist destination, demanding authorities bring to an end a spate of acid attacks on young women that has sparked horror and outrage.
I Was Too Poor for An Abortion
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, abortion, economics, women )

Freya
- 18 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
I was unemployed and attending college (fully paid for by a loving relative). My husband was working full-time at just a few cents above minimum wage. We could barely afford ourselves.
What Happens When Hillbilly TV Gets Way Too Real
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, TV, 'Hillbillies', society, culture, humans, ethics, children, sadness, violence, women, crime, abuse )

CarrieSIC
- 24 days ago - buzzfeed.com
When TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo -- a spin-off featuring the family of Alana Thompson, one of the breakout stars of Toddlers & Tiaras -- premiered in 2012, critics called it repellent and disturbing, which was not a completely unfair assessment.
Fire Pro-Rape Sports Commentator - ForceChange ~ PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, women, violence, rape, ethics, media, violence )

Beverly
- 26 days ago - forcechange.com
Fire the ESPN commentator who said that the rape charges against a basketball star gave him "sizzle."
 

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