Friday, 15 November, 2019

Category: Humanitarian

Myanmar Troops' Sexual Violence Against Rohingya Shows Genocidal Intent

Myanmar Troops’ Sexual Violence Against Rohingya Shows Genocidal Intent

Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military’s genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday. The panel of independent investigators, set up by the U.N. Human Rights

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Trauma Of Child Domestic Workers In Pakistan

Trauma Of Child Domestic Workers In Pakistan

Each night, after a 12-hour shift of domestic drudgery, Neelum, 11, and Pari, 13, leave their employer’s million-dollar mansion with its manicured lawns in Karachi’s glitzy Defence neighbourhood and return to their servant lodgings. There they sleep on thin, termite-infested mattresses, under-nourished from their diet of leftovers. Behind the glistening

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Mocking Greta Thunberg's Autism Is Disgusting

Mocking Greta Thunberg’s Autism Is Disgusting

News Corp’s Andrew Bolt showed “absolute ignorance” when he mocked the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in a column for the Herald Sun, an autism awareness advocate says. The high-profile columnist for Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers and Sky News commentator attacked the 16-year-old campaigner as “deeply disturbed,” “freakishly influential” and “strange” in the

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20 Most Dangerous Places For Women Travellers

20 Most Dangerous Places For Women Travellers

Women are travelling solo more than ever. According to the Travel Industry Association, approximately 32 million American women travel alone every year. But the sobering reality is that this can be a risky endeavour. In March, The New York Times published an article titled, “Adventurous, Alone, Attacked,” detailing attacks on women travellers like Carla Stefaniak, who was killed while on vacation in

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