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I think I started out in the .05% of the 99% - but I've never made it anywhere near the top of the 99%. I don't even want to do study...I'd get too depressed!
While the watch is certainly better than nothing, some women’s rights activists are skeptical… and rightly so. A 2011 study by Trust Law, an organization which calls itself a “global hub” of “news and information on good governance and women’s rights,” ranked India as the fourth most-dangerous country for women. And if you’re unfamiliar with dowry-related violence in India, here’s a refresher, compliments of the UN.
To President Mohammed Waheed Hassan:As concerned global citizens, we call on you to do more to protect vulnerable women and children. We welcome your government’s initial intervention in the case of the 15-year-old rape victim, but real justice will only be delivered when you end the practice of flogging in the Maldives, and change the law so that it better protects the victims of rape and sexual abuse.
Shame on SCOTUS!
And double shame on the Principal.
Anonymous has taken on the Rehtaeh Parson rape case and the massive movement, Unite Against Rape is growing stronger by the day. Rehtaeh Parson, was a 17-year old girl who was gang-raped when she was 15, then scorned and tormented –to death. She committed suicide last week. No one has been charged, but the Nova Scotia authorities, after public outcry, have now reopened the case. Earlier in the week, in desperation and sadness, Rhea’s father reached out for help on a public blog site.
“How is it possible for someone to leave a digital trail like that yet the RCMP don’t have evidence of a crime? What were they looking for if photos and bragging weren’t enough?