Why Lebanese women are protesting a decades-old rape law

Why Lebanese women are protesting a decades-old rape law

A dozen Lebanese women dressed in bloodstained wedding dresses gathered outside of government buildings in Beirut on Tuesday to protest a rape law that they say is archaic and unjust. The late 1940s law dictates that a rapist will not be punished if he marries his victim, a provision that astounds many women today. Protesters say that this law violates More...

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No sleep for Congolese mothers trying to save their girls from rape
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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No sleep for Congolese mothers trying to save their girls from rape

The mothers of Kavumu hardly sleep. But on rainy nights, they don’t even try. The rain pounds on their tin roofs so noisily that they worry they won’t hear rapists breaking in to steal their daughters. So they More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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People with Disabilities, a Population Suffering in Silence in Syria

“It was late afternoon when my 12-year-old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the entrance of Qabr Essit camp where we live,” explains Mahdiyeh Abdulhamid Abdallah, More...

Tokyo court reverses ruling on deportee's death, says government not responsible
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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Tokyo court reverses ruling on deportee’s death, says government not responsible

TOKYO: The Tokyo High Court has reversed a landmark ruling by a lower court that judged immigration authorities had used excessive force when deporting a Ghanaian visa-overstayer in 2010, leading to his death, More...

South Korea implements 'anti-nut rage' law
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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South Korea implements ‘anti-nut rage’ law

SEOUL: South Korea brought a new “anti-nut rage” law into effect on Tuesday, prompted by an angry outburst by the daughter of Korean Air’s boss over a bag of macadamias. The revised aviation law, More...

“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” - Defying homophobia in Cameroon
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” – Defying homophobia in Cameroon

In Cameroon, defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people or being LGBTI comes with the risk of being attacked or even killed. The murder of Eric Ohena Lembembe, a human More...

World Bank critics lack protection, Human Rights Watch charges
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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World Bank critics lack protection, Human Rights Watch charges

Speaking out against the World Bank comes with consequences, according to Human Rights Watch. The group charges that an atmosphere of intimidation by governments and powerful companies has had a chilling effect. More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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World leaders’ neglect of refugees condemns millions to death and despair

· Worst refugee crisis since World War II. · One million refugees desperately in need of resettlement. · Four million Syrian refugees struggling to survive in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. · More More...

By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Global Refugee Crisis in Numbers

Big picture More than 50 million – people forcibly displaced from their homes. 86 – percentage of the world’s refugees who are living in developing countries. More than 3 million – number of refugees from More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
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Eritrea: Scathing UN Report

This authoritative report rightly condemns the horrific patterns of torture, arbitrary detention, and indefinite conscription that are prompting so many Eritreans to flee their country. In the absence of tangible More...


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