Day: December 15, 2020

Bringing An End To Afghanistan’s “Virginity Exams”

Many Afghan women and girls continue to undergo forced “virginity exams,” despite the introduction of laws over two years ago requiring consent or a court order for such practices. These highly painful, traumatic, and demeaning tests are routinely carried out on those suspected of so-called “moral crimes,” which include sexual

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The Giulio Regeni Case: Egypt And Italy Release Contradictory Statements And Declare An End To The Investigation

A joint statement released on November 30, 2020, summarizes the future steps the Egyptian Public Prosecution and Italy’s Public Prosecution in Rome have decided to take regarding the case of Giulio Regeni, a former Cambridge student whose body was found in Cairo, Egypt on February 6, 2016. Egypt’s prosecution team

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Scotland Becomes First Country To Make Menstrual Products Free

Scotland has recently passed a bill to make menstrual hygiene products universally available to those who need them. This makes the country the first in the world to have done so. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill requires local authorities in specified public places to ensure that anyone who

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Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Continues To Deteriorate

Yemen is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. In fact, the war-torn country has been undergoing this crisis since 2014.  The United Nations’ agencies claim that more than 80 per cent of the population require some form of assistance. Also, 20 million Yemeni civilians are facing food insecurity and 14

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