Global Quickies: UN Rants, Iranian Men for Equality, and Jailed for an Abortion
“Robert Mugabe has used a speech at the UN General Assembly to rant against “new rights” for gay people.”
“A 50-year-old Muslim man in a village in northern India was killed in a mob lynching on Monday night allegedly over rumours that his family had been storing and consuming beef at home.”
“Dutch brothel owners must be able to communicate with sex workers in their own language to protect them from abuse, the EU’s top court has ruled.”
“Husbands in Iran are taking pictures of themselves declaring their commitment to female equality – and thousands are sharing their messages on Facebook.”
A five-year-old was murdered allegedly by a man in a suspected case of human sacrifice as part of a witchcraft-related ritual. The suspect was set on fire by locals.
“Conflict can be both a cause of disability and a devastating complication for those already living with disabilities. Although all disabled people are affected, women face intersecting discrimination because of their gender and disability.”
“The head of Liberia Fistula Project Dr. John Mulbah has disclosed that there are many cases of fistula in the country due to the deadly Ebola outbreak.”
According to a recent report on abortion in Rwanda, up to 29 per cent of female inmates in the country’s correctional system are incarcerated because of abortion-related infractions.