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Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of Afghan women and girls jailed for "moral crimes" has risen dramatically in the past 18 months, raising concerns that gains in women's rights might be reversed with the withdrawal of most international troops...
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for “moral crimes” has risen by 50% in the last 18 months, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government’s need to step up efforts to protect...
Tags: International Law, Politics, Civil Rights, Rape, Human Rights
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the last year and a half, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government's need to step up efforts to protect women'...
Tags: Bombings, Civil Rights, Rape, Human Rights, Environmental Issues
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow will be among speakers at a memorial service for former Michigan first lady Helen Milliken next month in Traverse City. Son Bill Milliken Jr. says another speaker will be...
Tags: Politics, Executive Branch, Rick Snyder, Government
Thirty-five years ago, I wrote a letter to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education arguing that the teachers' organization should have an equal place on the board dais during meetings. For those of you who have not been to a board...
Tags: PTA, Abortion Issue, Mountains, Abortion, Landforms
ReutersJERUSALEM, May 20 (Reuters) - Threatening slogans were daubed on Monday outside the doorway of an Israeli activist in a Jewish women's prayer group seeking equal rights of worship for women at Jerusalem's holy Western Wall. "Your time is up," read one of...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Culture, Rituals, Israel, Judaism
In the uproar about making the morning-after contraceptive known as Plan B available to our daughters, there has been no similar outcry about condoms and our sons. Anyone of any age can walk into a drugstore — as well as most grocery and big-box...
Khaled Hosseini stormed the best-seller lists with his debut novel, “The Kite Runner,” in 2003, following it up with the even more popular “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007. Both set in the author's native country of Afghanistan,...
ReutersTUNIS (Reuters) - One protester died and several were injured when Tunisian Islamists defied a ban on their demonstration and clashed with police on Sunday. The 27-year-old man was killed in the violence in the capital Tunis which continued into the...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesWill a Wonder Woman TV series ever get off the ground? The CW isn't giving up yet. The network had […]...
Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience. The...
Tags: Civil Rights, Religion and Belief, Al-Qaeda, Rape, Human Rights
ReutersBy Miriam Arghandiwal and Ibrahimi Aziz KABUL, May 18 (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights in the conservative Muslim country since the...
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