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In Saudi Arabia, Indonesian Maids Are on Death Row for Sorcery
World  (tags: humanrights, world, Saudi Arabia, women's rights, politics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 29 days ago - globalpost.com
But after one maid's decapitation, Indonesia has finally won some rights for these slave-like workers.
TAKE ACTION! Don't Favor Rapists Over Their Victims
World  (tags: Human Rights, women's rights, rape victims )

Dimitris
- 42 days ago - forcechange.com
In Mozambique the article 223 of the Penal Code would constitute one of the most backward and nonsensical pieces of legislation of the twenty-first century. I implore you to ensure that it does not pass.
Iranian Women Push To Tighten Gender Gap
World  (tags: Iranian women, women's rights, activism, world, politics, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', government, freedoms )

Cal
- 42 days ago - npr.org
On a recent afternoon in north Tehran two professional women huddle with an adviser to the Ministry of Mines and Trade. They are building a strategy for promoting jobs for women in government and the private sector.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let the Afghan Government Silence Women and Girls
World  (tags: humanrights, world, society, violence, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, women's rights, politics, freedoms, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government, news )

Cal
- 68 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Afghan Parliament has passed a law that would effectively silence women and girls who are attacked by family members by banning them from testifying against anyone they are related to...no matter how horrible the crime.
Please Sign: Remove India Politician Who Said Women Invite Rape With Clothing and Behavior
World  (tags: India, rape, sexual violence, blaming the victim, Asha Mirje, Indi National Commission for Women, New Delhi, sexual assault, women's rights, violence, crime )

Susan
- 71 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Politician Asha Mirje stunned the world last week by blaming India's rash of sexual violence on women's behavior and dress. So why hasn't Mirje been removed from the National Commission for Women?
Three Cheers for Tunisia's Revolutionary Constitution! ACTION
World  (tags: Tunisia, tunisia politics, constitiution, politics, women's rights, environment, healthcare, humanrights )

Nancy
- 73 days ago - act.watchdog.net
This week, Tunisia passed a truly historic constitution widely heralded as a progressive and monumental document.
Petition | Stop Slavery Sumangali Thittam Tamilnadu Mills 2 Lakhs Girls Exploiting | Change.Org
World  (tags: Slavery, Sumangali Thittam, women's rights, bonded labor, Tamil nadu, textile mills, exploiting poor women )

Krish
- 129 days ago - change.org
Sumangali Thittam (wedding scheme) is when young girls are recruited with the promise of a large payout (for their dowry) at the end of 3-5 years; however, such payouts are often empty promises. Some of them are dead(with cause mysterious & unknown)
Bill Commits U.S. Diplomacy to Ending Abuse of Women
World  (tags: politics, news, women's rights, diplomacy, usa, world, politics, humanrights )

Cal
- 132 days ago - ipsnews.net
The U.S. Congress is being urged to pass "urgent" legislation that would make issues of violence against women and girls a key focus in all U.S. diplomatic efforts.
PLEASE SIGN: Change a Brutal Statistic About Women and Girls
World  (tags: women's rights, world, violence against women, human rights )

Beverly
- 142 days ago - takeaction.amnestyusa.org
Demand that your Members of Congress commit to ending violence against women and girls across the globe by cosponsoring I-VAWA today.
Telling Women to 'Enjoy' Rape? India's Top Detective Under Fire for Outrageous Comment
World  (tags: women's rights, India, humanrights, government, politics, UnitedNations, society, world )

Cal
- 153 days ago - takepart.com
As the South Asian nation struggles with wave of violence against women, an official's bad analogy draws anger.
In Colombia, No Sex Till the Road's Fixed
World  (tags: activism, women's rights, offbeat, world, politics, society, news )

Cal
- 159 days ago - globalpost.com
Women find nothing gets things done like a 'crossed-leg' protest.
For Kurdish Women, It's a Double Revolution
World  (tags: world, politics, women's rights, iraq, Kurdish Women, news, middle-east, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, conflict, society )

Cal
- 163 days ago - ipsnews.net
Today, the role played by women in Syria's Kurdish areas is tangible from the very leadership of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the dominant party among Syrian Kurds.
OUTRAGEOUS! Saudi Cleric Tells Women That Driving Will Damage Their Ovaries
World  (tags: women's rights, Saudi Arabia, world, news, middle-east, interesting, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics, society, Refugees&Relief )

Cal
- 198 days ago - takepart.com
Ahead of another demonstration to further women's rights in the country, comes an odd warning.
'Sexual Jihad' In Syria Cause Rise In Pregnancy Among Tunisian Women, Lawmaker Says
World  (tags: world, politics, middle-east, comfort women from Tunisia, women's rights, Syria, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, society )

Cal
- 207 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A number of Tunisian women have traveled to Syria to have sex with rebel fighters, a senior Tunisian politician said Thursday. The practice is known as "sexual jihad."
Underage Girls Are Egypt's Summer Rentals
World  (tags: world, violence, children, women's rights, Egypt, prostitution, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', news, society, politics, world )

Cal
- 254 days ago - ipsnews.net
Each year, in El Hawamdia and other impoverished rural communities across Egypt, thousands of girls between the ages of 11 and 18 are sold by their parents to wealthy, much older Gulf Arab men under the pretext of marriage. The sham nuptials may last from
 

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