Cool (and depressing) interactive map that visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines.
MALAYSIA (from Kok Sen Wai)
After the publication of recent statutory rape statistics, a politician implied that non-Muslims are more tolerant of child rape, hence do not report it as much. This article takes a look at those claims.
A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation, after a 13-year-old girl died following an alleged operation in his clinic last year.
An open letter to the editor of the Daily Mail, to raise concerns about an article commenting on the race and gender of the academics appearing on Newsnight to explain BICEP2.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
The seven year war (1996-2003) was the deadliest ever recorded in Africa. During that period, more than 80,000 women and girls were raped. “Fighting the Silence” tells the story of ordinary women and men struggling to change their society: one that prefers to blame victims rather than prosecute rapists. You can watch the trailer and buy the film here (Trigger Warning, obviously)