Friday Links | November 14, 2014

Friday Links | November 14, 2014 November 14, 2014

The UN peacekeeping mission investigating the reports of rape in northern Darfur, says it hasn’t found any evidence of the mass rape, which was reported last week, shocking victims.

A Moroccan teen, who was forced to marry her rapist last year, has been attacked by him with razor blades for trying to seek a divorce.

Five French Muslim women share their stories of harassment.

A female suicide bomber has killed herself and injured three others, when she blew herself up in a government school in western Nigeria.

Indonesian migrant workers hold a prayer vigil in Hong Kong for the two women brutally murdered, whose bodies were found earlier this month. Image by Philippe Lopez/AFP
Indonesian migrant workers hold a prayer vigil in Hong Kong for the two brutally murdered women, whose bodies were found earlier this month in an upscale apartment. Image by Philippe Lopez/AFP

A ten-year-old Afghani rape victim is being threatened once again after the religious leader who molested her was sent to prison for a sentence of up to twenty years last month.

Jordan is making some important steps by changing some of the discriminatory nationality laws, which make it impossible for a woman to transfer her Jordanian nationality to her children.

Over a hundred suspected Uyghur migrants, all women and children, have left Thai shelters; it is feared that they are in the hands of people smugglers.

In the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab in Kenya, opportunities to earn a living for women are being created in the hope that these might also decrease the sexual violence, which is rampant in the camp.

The Malaysian Court of Appeal has given transgender Malaysians the right to cross-dress, overturning an earlier ban, saying it was unconstitutional.

The story of the Kyrgyz Zulfiya and her battle to wear hijab in high school is just one example of how religion remains a touchy subject in the Central Asian nation.

Qatari royal Sheikha Moza bint Nasser calls for primary education for all children, a goal that, she says, can be achieved in seven years.

Ongoing conflicts in the Middle East have an enormous impact on the most vulnerable in society: women and children.

An increasing number of young Afghans find love online, but young women especially say that they have to remain vigilant when it comes to the use of social media.

Last week two kindergarten teachers in Mogadishu, Somalia have been brutally murdered; they are just two victims in what some refer to as a war on educated women in the Somali capital.

Qantara.de features an item on a mother and daughter in Germany and their views on Islam and the headscarf in particular.

Last Saturday Pakistani Hazaras staged a protest against the killing of six-year-old Hazara girl, whose body was found near a garbage heap earlier.

Last week the young Saudi woman, who left her country last year to join her Yemeni lover, has finally married him, after a surprising turn, when she was “kidnapped” from the women’s shelter where she was kept.

A Russian bus company has been fined for refusing to carry a passenger, who was wearing the hijab.

A female Tajik army boxer has started a program to introduce girls to sports, like martial arts, to broaden their horizons, and let them know that they are not “born to stay at home and do the washing.”

PRI features an item on the friendship between a young Druze boy and a Sunni Muslim girl in a religiously divided Lebanon.

A bus driver in Spain has stopped a woman wearing a face veil from boarding the bus.


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