Tag Archives: Justice

Afghani women resorting to immolation in increased numbers

TweetAccording to the New York Times, self-immolation is on the rise among women in Afghanistan: It is shameful here to admit to troubles at home, and mental illness often goes undiagnosed or untreated…The choices for Afghan women are extraordinarily restricted: Their family is their fate. There is little chance for education, little choice about whom [...]
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Help Colorlines celebrate love

Tweet Colorlines Editor Kai Wright told readers earlier this month that he wants to celebrate love more at Colorlines. I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it’s in response to the recent barrage of youth suicides. Either way, I think it’s a fabulous idea. In Kai’s words: There may be a long road ahead to [...]
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[Don't] Stop Snitchin’

Tweet This week, News One is reporting that a community group comprising mostly males and calling themselves the “Detroit 300″ has been mobilizing within their community to help catch rape suspects. Interestingly, to do so they have been actively countering the dominant community creed (and now meme) to “stop snitching” to police on community residents who are known [...]
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Will Bangladesh acknowledge its rape history?

TweetThe NYT reports: “As the 40th anniversary of the 1971 war approaches, the Bangladeshi government has set up an International Crimes Tribunal to investigate the atrocities of that era. But human rights advocates and lawyers fear that the mass rapes and killings of women will not be adequately addressed.” This particular site and time of [...]
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