[Guyana] Our cultural norms reinforce Gender-Based Violence

[Guyana] Our cultural norms reinforce Gender-Based Violence

Tiffany Barry – Stabroek News – Wednesday, 04 December 2013 (originally published 02 Dec) The 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence began on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and ends on December 10, International Human Rights Day. During this period, we raise awareness that […]

‘Burka Avenger’ fights for Pakistani schools

‘Burka Avenger’ fights for Pakistani schools

Saba Eitizaz  – BBC News – Tuesday, 30 July 2013 (originally published 26 Jul) Female cartoon superhero Burka Avenger is set to debut on Pakistani television next month. The country’s answer to Wonder Woman and Supergirl uses books and pens against bad guys trying to shut the girls’ school where she works. She is already […]

Immigrants Flee Families to Find Themselves

Immigrants Flee Families to Find Themselves

Antje Windmann – Spiegel Online – Friday, 13 April 2012 (originally published 11 Apr) Bahar ran away early on a winter morning, one-and-a-half years after her mother was murdered. She helped her younger siblings get ready for school, and then she gave them a goodbye kiss on the forehead. Her uncle and her brothers were […]

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

Legal advocates U.S. work to save lives by breaking Ugandan ‘anti-gay’ bill

WNN Breaking (WNN) NEW YORK, U.S.: In a backlash with legislative initiatives in Uganda’s Parliament in what many advocates say is “the denial of human rights” to homosexual minorities in the region, the death penalty has been reinstated in a bill that has been brought back to the table. The provision specifically asks that the […]