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NEPAL: The hidden costs of early marriage

June 18, 2012

KATHMANDU - Thousands of Nepali girls leave school every year to get married, missing out on their education, the government says. Parents are often unaware of the impact that trying to save the money spent on education can have on the future of their daughter. 

NÉPAL: Le coût caché du mariage précoce

June 18, 2012

KATMANDOU, 18 juin 2012 (IRIN) - Des milliers de jeunes népalaises abandonnent l’école chaque année pour se marier, ce qui leur bloque l’accès à l’éducation, selon le gouvernement. Les parents, qui ont recours à cette pratique pour économiser les frais de scolarité, n’ont souvent pas conscience de l’impact que cela peut avoir sur l’avenir de leurs filles.

Violence against disabled, lesbian and sex-working women in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

June, 2012

The count me IN! Research Report on Violence Against Disabled, Lesbian, and Sex-working Women in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal is based on the first ever multi-country research study on violence faced by disabled women, lesbian women, and female sex workers (FSWs) in three countries in South Asia—Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.

Pakistan: Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay during her mission

June 7, 2012

Islamabad, 7 June 2012

Good afternoon, and thank you for coming.

Before giving a brief overview of my impressions during my four-day visit here, I would like to thank the Government for inviting me to Pakistan.

Indonesia: Tasikmalaya law to make Muslim women wear veils

June 4, 2012

Tasikmalaya, West Java, will soon require all Muslim women, residents and visitors alike, to wear veils to enforce its sharia ordinance.

“We are finalizing a city regulation so that [the 2009 Ordinance on Islamic-based Values of Community Life] can come into effect as soon as possible,” Tasikmalaya City Secretary Tio Indra Setiadi told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

“Hopefully, it will be finalized this month so it can be immediately promulgated.”

Turkey: No a la prohibicion del aborto

June 2, 2012

Las declaraciones del Primer Ministro Ergodan la última semana de mayo del 2012 revelan que planes para prohibir el aborto andan dando vueltas desde hace tiempo. La experiencia global indica que este atentado letal, que no tiene respaldo científico, no reducirá las tasas de aborto; sino que llevará a más abortos peligrosos y un aumento de la mortalidad materna. EL ABORTO NO ES UN ASESINATO, PERO PROHIBIRLO SÍ LO ES!

Turkey: Say No to Abortion Ban!

June 2, 2012

TO THE POLICIES OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKEY THAT TARGET GENDER EQUALITY, WOMEN'S BODIES, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, AND SEXUALITY, OUR RESPONSE IS A RESOUNDING "NO!"

We demand that the process to ban abortion be ceased IMMEDIATELY!

Banning abortion or further limiting the duration and conditions under which it can be performed;

Turquie: Dites NON a l'interdiction de l'avortement!

June 2, 2012

Les dernières déclarations du Premier Ministre ont rendu évident que le projet d’interdiction était planifié depuis quelques temps. Cette initiative funeste qui ne repose sur aucune donnée scientifique ne fera pas baisser le recours à l’IVG mais va entraîner des IVG dans des conditions insalubres et occasionner des décès de femmes comme cela a été démontré à travers le monde. L’IVG n’est pas un assassinat, son interdiction l’est!

Pakistan: Protect Pakistan’s leading human rights activist Asma Jahangir from state agency plots to assassinate her

June 12, 2012

Security leaks have brought to light a plot to kill human rights defender Asma Jahangir - former UN Special Rapporteur for Religious Freedom and the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan. Jahangir has been a vocal and outspoken leader of the human rights movement in Pakistan for over 30 years and is respected both within Pakistan and the international community. Sign the petition here: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Protect_Pakistans_leading_human_rights_...

India: Stop Child Marriage Entrapment

May 28, 2012

Punitive measures against girls forced into child marriages should not find a place in government policies, programmes and practices.

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