Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

Tag: Persecution

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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6 Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

6 Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out

Wartime sexual violence is rape or other forms of sexual violence committed by combatants during armed conflict, war, or military occupation often as spoils of war; but sometimes, particularly in ethnic conflict, the phenomenon has broader sociological motives. Wartime sexual violence may also include gang rape and rape with objects. It is distinguished from sexual harassment, sexual assaults, and rape committed amongst troops in military service.[1][2][3] It

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UN Report Condemns Its Conduct In Myanmar

UN Report Condemns Its Conduct In Myanmar

A damning report by the UN on its own conduct in Myanmar has condemned the organisation’s “obviously dysfunctional performance” over the past decade and concluded there was a systemic failure. The report, seen by the Guardian before publication, was commissioned by the Secretary-General, António Guterres, after accusations that the UN system ignored warning signs

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Press Freedom In Downward Spiral In 2019

Press Freedom In Downward Spiral In 2019

Press freedom is declining around the world, with democratic governments joining authoritarian regimes in seeking to suppress independent journalism, a human rights watchdog said on Wednesday. An annual report by Freedom House said press freedom saw notable declines in Europe while US President Donald Trump’s vilification of the media has “seriously exacerbated an ongoing erosion

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