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Life in the VRAEM, Peru's 'cocaine valley' | War & Conflict

The Peruvian region VRAEM, the valley of the three rivers Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro, has long been stigmatised by the outside world as a "lawless" region overrun by "narco-terrorists". It's a description that holds some truth: about 70 percent of Peru's cocaine is produced in the region and it is …

South America

PM Stefan Lofven wants to curb flow of foreign workers

Stefan Lofven says unemployed at home, including refugees, should fill jobs such as dishwashers and waiters.<p>Sweden's prime minister said he wants to curb the intake of foreign workers to provide more jobs for the unemployed at home, including refugees who have fled to the country in recent years.<p>In …

Social Democrats

通姦非罪化與韓國女性的權利 - 紐約時報中文網

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Italy moves to block 'anti-mosque' laws

The Italian government has moved to block new building regulations for Lombardy, the country's most populous region, which would make it virtually impossible to build any new mosques there, officials said.<p>The regulations, which have become known as "anti-mosque" laws, were approved by the …

Listen up, women are telling their story now | Rebecca Solnit

Despite the ongoing pandemic of violence against women, the threats online and the harassment on the streets, women’s voices assumed an unprecedented power in 2014, writes Rebecca Solnit<p>I have been waiting all my life for what 2014 has brought. It has been a year of feminist insurrection against …

Egypt court acquits 26 men in gay trial

An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse.<p>The trial, which had caused an uproar among activists and rights groups, captured public attention after a pro-government TV network aired scenes of half-naked men …

Sex slavery 'pushes ISIL victims to suicide'

Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group have committed suicide or tried to, rights group Amnesty International said.<p>The London-based rights group said on Tuesday, women faced torture, rape, forced marriage …

Gambia arrests three men for homosexuality | The Gambia News

Gambian authorities arrested three men and accused them of committing homosexual acts, which are punishable with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment under a law signed in October, state television has said.<p>The arrests followed a security operation and the men have confessed that they are gay, …

印度姐妹公車上遭騷擾無人搭救 - 紐約時報中文網

《印度時報》(Times of India)報道,事件中的三名男子已被捕,而且邦政府宣布會向姐妹二人給予現金獎勵。<p>不到兩年前,新德里一名23歲的女子在私人運營的公交車上遭殘暴輪姦致死。由於印度女性長期以來在公共場合面臨著騷擾的威脅,在這起案件推動下,印度頒佈了更嚴厲法律來懲處強姦,並加大了警方巡邏的力度。自那時以來,印度報告的強姦案數量有所增加,部分觀察人士稱,這是因為現在更多女性受到了鼓舞,敢於在這類罪行發生後報案。但女性權利倡導人士稱,仍然有許多案件並未報案。<p>《印度快報》(Indian Express)報道,在那些男子開始說下流話時,羅塔克那輛公交車上有兩名女子曾嘗試撥打一個女性求助電話, …

Saudi woman 'arrested' for driving | Saudi Arabia News

A woman who tried to drive in defiance of a ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after being blocked at the border with the United Arab Emirates for a day, activists said along with many users on social media.<p>Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which does not allow women …

US activist faces jail for feeding homeless

A 90-year-old activist in the US state of Florida faces jail term of up to 60 days for violating a new law that bans serving meals to the homeless in public places.<p>Arnold Abbott was detained on two separate occasions this week along with two pastors from local churches in Fort Lauderdale for …

Malaysian transgenders win bid to cross-dress

Three Malaysian transgender women have won their landmark bid to overturn an Islamic anti-cross-dressing law in the Muslim-majority nation.<p>A three-judge appeals court panel ruled on Friday that a state provision barring Muslim men from dressing as women was unconstitutional, saying it "deprives the …

Saudi denies it may ease ban on women drivers

Local media in Saudi Arabia have said a story published by the Associated Press news agency stating that the advisory council to Saudi Arabia's king had recommended easing a ban on women driving in the country is a "fabrication".<p>Media quoted Mohammed Abdullah Al-Muhanna, the head of the Shura …