Guatemalan Government: Stop the killing of Women

Amnesty International is calling for the Guatemalan Government to act to stop the killing of women. According to official figures, 685 women were killed in 2010 alone in Guatemala amid a culture of impunity, a legacy of the 1960-96 internal armed conflict which led to hundreds of thousands human rights violations which remain unaccounted for. “Women in Guatemala are dying as a consequence of the State's failure to protect them," said Sebastian Elgueta, Guatemala researcher at Amnesty … [Read more...]

PMO (Canada) – Condolences for Pakistani Minister's Assassination

      Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the assassination of Pakistani Minister Shahbaz Bhatti   March 2, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement expressing his condolences after the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister of Minorities: “On behalf of our Government and Canadians across the country, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, and to the Pakistani people in the … [Read more...]

Chesler Chronicles: Buried Alive In Turkey—and—Under the Burqa

  Buried Alive In Turkey   In Turkey — a country which was nearly accepted as a member by the European Union — a father and grandfather recently buried Medine Memi, a sixteen-year-old girl, alive — and all because she was seen talking to boys. Medine was repeatedly beaten. She ran to the police but they did not help her. When the men buried her she was “alive and fully conscious.” This savage, heartless, primitive act is the ultimate, logical consequence of burying women alive — shrouding them … [Read more...]

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