Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Taliban want ‘genuine Islamic system’ in Afghanistan

Violence is escalating dramatically around the country ahead of the withdrawal of foreign forces by Sept 11.

Woman who killed rapist stepfather-turned-husband goes on trial in France

Her lawyers say 'the extreme violence that she suffered for 25 years and the fear that her daughter would be next' pushed her to kill him.

Govt fails to strike out suit over citizenship for children born to Malaysian women overseas

Judge says there is clearly discrimination in Malaysia’s citizenship laws against Malaysian mothers, which the government has to justify in the lawsuit.

Kuwait murder prompts renewed cries for greater safety for women

The crime has amplified growing calls for greater protection for women from violence and harassment in Kuwait.

Bersatu women’s wing slams reports of ‘period spot checks’ at school

It says an immediate investigation should be launched, adding that such acts are sexual harassment and abuse of power on the part of the teachers.

Pakistan, Iran elected to UN commission on women, 2 other bodies

Three weeks ago, Pakistan and Iran ranked near the bottom of the World Economic Forum’s latest 'Global Gender Gap'.

Activists warn of ‘shadow pandemic’ surge in gender-based violence

They say a holistic approach is needed to step up proactive measures against such cases.

Closure of Chinese online feminist groups sparks anger

China says it seeks to empower women and protect their rights, but it does not tolerate discourse that it feels could agitate social order.

Awareness slowly rising about period poverty

The Selayang Municipal Council has been distributing sanitary kits to those who cannot afford the items needed for basic personal hygiene.

Backlash after Pakistan PM links rape to how women dress

Oxford-educated Imran Khan had said an increase in rapes indicated the 'consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise' and advised women to cover up to prevent temptation.

Ripped jeans may be the undoing of Indian society, says senior lawmaker

In the past few years, ripped jeans have become hugely popular and everyone from Bollywood stars to ordinary Indians wears them.

Turkey condemned for quitting international treaty to prevent violence against women

Turkey now says the treaty was hijacked by a group of people attempting to promote LGBT lifestyles.

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