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Suspect’s sister apologizes for shooting of Malala

Source: Independent | Andrew Buncombe The sister of a man suspected of being involved in the shooting of the Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai has apologised for the attack, saying her brother has brought shame upon the family. In an… Continue Reading →

#Russia -#Censorship f’Internet blacklist law takes effect #FOS #FOE

Nov 1, 2012  BBC A law that aims to protect children from harmful internet content by allowing the government to take sites offline has taken effect in Russia. The authorities are now able to blacklist and force offline certain websites… Continue Reading →

Indian woman with a steely resolve

By Moushumi Basu in Ranchi, BBC Ms Barla runs a small tea-shop An Indian woman who worked as a housemaid washing dishes and sweeping floors for the rich is now leading a protest campaign against a major corporation. Dayamani Barla… Continue Reading →

Malala and the death of female education in the Swat Valley #Mustwatch

This excellent 32-minute documentary captures some of the reality of the situation that Malala Fousafzai has faced in the Swat Valley, Pakisatan. The video shows Malala and her school master father as they deal with the threat and reality of violence from Taliban… Continue Reading →

Tribal weapons ban in Indian state of #Chhattisgarh

  By Salman RaviBBC News, Raipur Chhattisgarh is a hotbed of India’s Maoist insurrection Tribal or indigenous people in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh are to be banned from carrying traditional weapons such as sickles, axes and bows and… Continue Reading →

India: Irom Sharmila fast in Ripley’s Believe It or Not

BBC NEWS Ms Chanu is force-fed through her nose An Indian woman who has spent nearly 12 years fasting to protest against a law that gives special powers to the armed forces has been featured in Ripley’s Believe It or… Continue Reading →

The Word on Women – Forced sterilization and the Millennium Development Goals

  By Widney Brown Two reports by the BCC this month raise the spectre that the United Nations Millennium Development Goals which include reducing maternal mortality and ensuring environmental sustainability may actually be undermining women’s sexual and reproductive rights. The… Continue Reading →

BBC Provides Horrific Testimonies on Forced Sterilization in Uzbekistan

April 12, 2012 – The BBC has a horrifying new report on the forced sterilization of women in Uzbekistan. Stories have been leaking out for years about doctors secretly performing hysterectomies on women who have given birth in hospitals. The… Continue Reading →

Becoming an abuse statistic in patriarchal India

Journalist Nita Bhalla recounts the lingering scars – physical and mental – from an assault on her and draws a wider lesson about violence against women in patriarchal India. I stand in front of the mirror, surveying my face and… Continue Reading →

India woman leaves home for lack of toilet

  BBC 14th Feb,2012 A newlywed woman in a village in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has won her struggle to have a toilet at her husband’s home. Anita Narre left husband Shivram’s home two days after her marriage… Continue Reading →

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