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Why Are Hindus From Pakistan Crossing Over to India?
World  (tags: world, religion, persecution, India, Pakistan, human, world )

Cal
- 1039 days ago - ipsnews.net
Minority communities in Pakistan are facing increased discrimination and harassment, to the extent that many are fleeing their country.
Groundwater Depletion Rate Accelerating Worldwide
World  (tags: Groundwater, Depletion Rate, World, human )

Anna
- 1740 days ago - sciencedaily.com
In recent decades, the rate at which humans worldwide are pumping dry the vast underground stores of water that billions depend on has more than doubled, say scientists who have conducted an unusual, global assessment of groundwater use.
The Art of Non-Conformity and Humanitarian Aid
World  (tags: human, non conformity, medical, west africa, birthday )

Sophie
- 1775 days ago - globalpoverty.change.org
Chris Guillebeau writes the blog the Art of Non-Conformity. After spending four years working for a medical charity in West Africa, he hit the road and decided to travel to every country in the world before his 35th birthday.
Human Smuggling Suspected Aboard Seized Ship
World  (tags: Human, smuggling, seized ship, Sri Lankan migrants, Canadian custody )

Nancy
- 1781 days ago - edition.cnn.com
Almost 500 Sri Lankan migrants are in Canadian custody after officials Thursday boarded small ship suspected of human smuggling off the coast of British Columbia, according to Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.
Sign Petition: Empower Women and Girls in Afghanistan
World  (tags: world, Afghanistan, women, children, human, rights, freedom, education, literacy, vocational, training, empowerment, protection, sexual, abuse, trafficking, abduction, exploitation, healthcare )

Tom
- 2141 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Afghan Women Empowerment Act will protect women and girls against sexual and physical abuse, abduction, trafficking and exploitation, and give them a chance for a better life through literacy education, vocational training and health care services.
Sign Petition: Support Sudanese Woman's Rights - Lubna Hussien
World  (tags: world, violence, public, order, police, journalist, Lubna, Hussien, trousers, flogging, lashes, women's, human, rights, freedom, abuse, cruelty, law, bashir, war, criminal, icc, darfur, crime, Khartoum )

Tom
- 2151 days ago - iamlubna.com.venus.dnstemplate.com
This is Lubna's petition to eliminate article 152 from Sudan's criminal law. Article 152 has been implemented in Sudan since 1991. It stipulates that any conduct or clothes in violation of public decency should be punished with 40 lashes or bail or both.
Sign Petition: End Domestic Violence in the Muslim World
World  (tags: world, middle-east, sharia, law, africa, muslim, domestic, violence, humiliation, beatings, mutilation, flogging, rape, honor, killing, stoning, acid, attacks, FGM, lashes, women, girls, human, rights, freedom, abuse, cruelty )

Tom
- 2151 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Assaults on women and young girls, especially domestic violence, acid attacks, honor killings, FGM and forced marriage that have become a growing problem in some Muslim countries, are barbaric, inhumane and completely contrary to Islamic teachings.
Sign Petition: International Coalition for Women's Rights
World  (tags: society, culture, world, muslim, sharia, law, domestic, violence, humiliation, beatings, mutilation, flogging, rape, honor, killing, stoning, acid, attacks, FGM, lashes, women, children, human, rights, freedom, abuse, cruelty )

Tom
- 2151 days ago - petitiononline.com
Sharia law deems a woman unequal and subordinate to her husband. Under Sharia, women's testimony is worth half that of men's, women have limited rights to divorce and child custody and women can be executed for apostasy or stoned to death for adultery.
Pakistan Moves to Outlaw Domestic Violence
World  (tags: world, middle-east, pakistan, muslim, domestic, violence, humiliation, beatings, mutilation, flogging, rape, honor, killing, stoning, acid, attacks, FGM, lashes, women, girls, human, rights, freedom, abuse, cruelty )

Tom
- 2151 days ago - google.com
Pakistan moved towards outlawing domestic violence when lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that will punish those found guilty of beating women or children with jail terms and fines. The law, passed unanimously, was called a "big day" for Pakistani women.
U.S. Reshaping Darfur Policy
World  (tags: world, violence, darfur, sudan, genocide, crime, death, conflict, human, rights, starvation, rape, flogging, stoning, sharia, women, freedom, obama, politics )

Tom
- 2155 days ago - latimes.com
The Obama administration is working on a new approach that may soften some sanctions against the Sudan government. Obama's UN ambassador, Susan Rice, who helped draft the sanctions, argues for a tougher stance, declaring that genocide continues in Darfur.
Western Feminists Mute on Ravages of Shariah
World  (tags: world, sudan, government, africa, middle-east, violence, flogging, whipping, stoning, honor, killings, rape, beatings, islamic, sharia, law, women, human, rights, western, feminists, freedom, repression )

Tom
- 2155 days ago - network.nationalpost.com
An angry Khartoum journalist who works for the UN in Sudan started a campaign against shariah law by elevating a local police matter into an international embarrassment: She's invited the world to witness her judicial flogging. Where are the feminists?
Silent Protests in Iran Expected to Draw Thousands
World  (tags: world, middle-east, iran, politics, government, elections, ahmadinejad, corruption, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, abuse, human, rights, democracy, freedom, civil, liberty, repression, fascism, violence, protest, demonstrations )

Tom
- 2182 days ago - latimes.com
Demonstrations are planned in more than 200 cities and towns across the country, protesting last month's disputed election. Participants are advised to carry nothing heavier than a rose. They are struggling for freedom, spirituality and human rights.
Iran: Ahmadinejad Says His Reelection Gave Him a Mandate
World  (tags: world, middle-east, iran, politics, government, elections, ahmadinejad, corruption, crime, cover-up, dishonesty, lies, abuse, human, rights, democracy, freedom, civil, liberty, repression, fascism, violence )

Tom
- 2182 days ago - latimes.com
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that his disputed reelection gave him a mandate to continue his domestic and international policies and spoke out defiantly against the West in a televised speech meant to shore up his legitimacy.
Peru's Indigenous People Win One Round Over Developers
World  (tags: world, peru, amazon, rainforest, indians, indigenous, people, human, rights, freedom, civil, liberty, politics, government, money, business, logging, hunting, fishing, habitat, destruction, environment, private, investment )

Tom
- 2182 days ago - latimes.com
Private investment in the Amazon brought misery to its indigenous people. Logging and other activities ruined tribal lands and set off protests leading to the revocation of laws to further open the Amazon to outsiders. The Indians beat them by a knockout.
Ban Ki Moon Demands Release of Aung San Suu Kyi
World  (tags: world, burma, myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, human, rights, political, prisoners, military, junta, Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary-General )

Tom
- 2188 days ago - timesonline.co.uk
Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary-General, asked the leader of Burmese junta to release the detained democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, today but was refused the chance to meet her in an unpromising start to an important two-day visit.
 

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