KASHMIR: Sex-workers. Victims or victimless members of India’s society?

KASHMIR: Sex-workers. Victims or victimless members of India’s society?

Aliya Bashir – WNN Features (WNN) SRINAGAR, Indian administered Kashmir: “Is human trafficking an issue of crime or development?” asked an April 2011 in-depth report on sex-trafficking and global girls by Sanjog India, an advocacy organization based in Kolkata that helps rescue and rehabilitate girls trapped in the cycle of sex-work. “Most would argue – […]

Rape: An ongoing point of suffering

Rape: An ongoing point of suffering

Loubna Flah – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion/Morocco World News: Rape is one the most abominable crimes committed against women. The perpetration of rape is not only a physical assault but mainly a lethal attack on human dignity. Its repercussions on women’s psyche are grave and the damage caused to the rape victim is almost irremediable. […]

Libya rape victims face ‘honour killings’

Libya rape victims face ‘honour killings’

Pascale Harter – BBC News – Tuesday, 14 June, 2011 Tunisian-Libyan border: Libyan women and girls who become pregnant through rape risk being murdered by their own families in so-called “honour killings”, according to aid workers. Rape is a sensitive topic worldwide, but in this country it is even more of a taboo. “In Libya […]

Women in the Crossfire

Women in the Crossfire

The wars in Libya and the Congo highlight the vexing problem of rape as a military weapon Liesl Gerntholtz – Human Rights Watch (via The Mark) – Friday, 10 June, 2011 (originally published 8 June) Iman Obeidi became famous in March when she burst into the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli and accused Libyan forces of […]

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Haider Rizvi – IPS – Inter Press Service – Thursday, 3 March, 2011 UNITED NATIONS, Mar 2, 2011 (IPS) – The United States is facing international scrutiny for its apparent failure to prosecute criminals who enter indigenous territories to prey on Native women and girls. Between 60 and 80 percent of violent victimisation of Native […]

The problem with crime against women in Delhi

The problem with crime against women in Delhi

Why is Delhi India’s most dangerous city for women? Jason Burke – The Guardian News – Tuesday, 22 February, 2011 Delhi is known for many things. There is the chaotic traffic, the stunning Mughal-era monuments, the street food, the burgeoning cultural scene that sees a steady stream of European designers and artists heading east in […]

KENYA Sanitation: ‘Flying-Toilets’ insulate women from rape

KENYA Sanitation: ‘Flying-Toilets’ insulate women from rape

Kenya correspondent Tabitha Nderitu – WNN Features Nairobi, Kenya – When darkness descends in the ubiquitous slums and ‘informal settlements’ surrounding Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, women who visit and use communal toilets unwittingly become sitting ducks. The dangers are high, for women living in the slums, that they may become targets of youth gangs and individual […]