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Rising Violence Against Egyptian Women Worries Rights Groups

Muslim Brotherhood Can Never be Democratic and Should Never be a Political Party

‎1- Your wearing is obscene! Wear Hijab! 2- You are still obscene, cover yourself well! 3- This is still not sufficient my sister, hide your face and hands! 4- Actually, if you are a good fidel, you got to keep staying at home!

Originally posted on Friends of Syria:
  “It has become a business transaction” Syrian women and girls, some as young as 14 years old, are being ‘sold’ into forced marriages or prostitution after becoming refugees, aid workers and religious charities have said. Many of the young girls are sourced from refugee camps in Jordan that…

Human Trafficking in Kosovo

Local representatives of international institutions in Kosovo say that human trafficking continues to be a concern for the country.Meanwhile, authorities in order to know that in 2012, Kosovo has identified 54 victims of trafficking Director of the Directorate for Investigation of Human Trafficking within the Kosovo Police, Arben Paçarizi, says that the age of women … Continue reading

Manal Al-Sharif: a driving force for change

Manal Al-Sharif is a 33-year-old Saudi activist who inspired a campaign for women’s rights when she defied the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia and was imprisoned for nine days for driving her car.  A YouTube video featuring Al-Sharif driving brought her international exposure where she was selected as one of 2012’s Time magazine’s … Continue reading

Syrian Women and Girls Allege use of Sexual Violence in Civil War

Women interviewed for International Rescue Committee report tell of attacks involving kidnap, rape, torture and murder Rape is a “significant and disturbing” feature of the Syrian civil war, with women and girls citing sexual violence as their main reason for fleeing the country, according to a report published on Monday. Women and girls told the International Rescue Committee … Continue reading

Originally posted on Friends of Syria:
A recent Fatwa by a Saudi Salafi cleric allows for Mujahedeen in Syria to gang rape girls as young as 14 years old. Here are video evidence of such heinous crime. Al-Jazeera tries to feebly whitewash this crime and deny the fatwa that is circulating all over the Middle…