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#India- Government eavesdropping ‘chilling’, says rights group #CMS #Monitoring

Agence France Presse | Updated: June 07, 2013 17:03 IST   New Delhi: The Indian government‘s move to implement blanket eavesdropping of online activities, telephone calls and text messages is “chilling”, Human Rights Watch said today as controversy raged in the US… Continue Reading →

Fast fashion, fair wages: Vietnam’s lesson to Bangladesh

AFP, May 2, 2013  Relations hit a sour note: Fashion brand Mango placed orders for clothing items this year at one of the factories housed in the now collapsed building in Bangladesh. Photo: AFP   From factory fires to slave labour,… Continue Reading →

#India- Four sisters injured in #acidattack #Vaw #WTFnews

Agence France-PresseApril 3, 2013 An acid attack left four sisters in northIndia with burns, police said Wednesday, in a particularly brutal example of what is a growing problem in South Asia. The youngest sister, 19, was admitted to hospital with severe injuries… Continue Reading →

After Mass Sterilization In India, 100 Women Apparently Left In Field To Recuperate #Vaw #WTFnews

More than 100 women in India were apparently left out in a field after a mass sterilization at a hospital in the Malda district of West Bengal, according to multiple reports. “Helpers” were said to have moved the women —… Continue Reading →

After 200 years, Paris lifts ‘ban’ on women in pants #womenrights #Vaw

Feb 05, 2013 |   Women in Paris can finally wear trousers without fear of criminal prosecution after the government said a ban imposed over 200 years ago no longer had any legal effect. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French minister for wom-en’s rights,… Continue Reading →

Sudan using protests ‘to silence dissenters’, same as India

Rights group report urges Sudan to end the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and journalists. Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 10:09   Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, has said the protests against high prices is the work of “a few agitators”… Continue Reading →

Death sentence for Singing and Dancing in Pakistan #WTFnews

Residents of a remote tribal village sentence two men, four women to death for allegedly violating segregation at wedding. By Nazar Ul Islam / AFP Four women and two men have been sentenced to death in northern Pakistan for allegedly… Continue Reading →

Landmark Case Indian Child Bride, has marriage annulled

Laxmi holds up her hard-won annulment. (AFP)At an age when most kids are learning to walk, Laxmi Sargara was already married. Her husband, Rakesh, was just three-years-old when family sealed the deal on their fate. She was one. How a… Continue Reading →

Female circumcision anger aired in India #FGM

By Rupam Jain Nair | AFP – Tue, Apr 24, 2012  AFP A Muslim woman from the Bohra community … Ashgar Ali Engineer, a Bohra Muslim … Eleven years ago, Farida Bano was circumcised by an aunt on a bunk bed in her family home at the end of her 10th… Continue Reading →

Nearly 1,000 Pakistan women “killed for honour” in 2011

At least 943 Pakistani women and girls were murdered last year for allegedly defaming their family’s honor, the country’s leading human rights group said Thursday. The statistics highlight the growing scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Pakistan,… Continue Reading →

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