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August 22, 2017

Women’s Rights

What drove women to join marches around the world this weekend?

What drove women to join marches around the world this weekend?  By Magdalena Mis, Nita Bhalla and Ellen Wulfhorst LONDON/DEHLI/WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – (Updates with details about protests) Hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in cities around the world on Saturday in opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump, a day after

Woman axed to death in Jhang

A woman was axed to death by her husband over her refusal to allow her husband to marry for the second time in Jhang on Saturday. Police said Asghar resident of Madoki had developed differences with his wife ‘M’ over fertility issues and he asked her to allow him to contract a second marriage. Over

As Nigerian sex trafficking rises, Italy tracks crime kingpins

As Nigerian sex trafficking rises, Italy tracks crime kingpins By Tom Esslemont CATANIA, Italy (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Italian prosecutor Lina Trovato first came across a sex trafficking suspect called “Mummy”, she sensed she was onto something especially sinister. The code name had appeared several times in wiretapped conversations between Nigerian gang members in

Britain’s failure to tackle female genital mutilation a ‘national disgrace’: lawmakers

By Tom Gardner LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The failure of British authorities to bring one successful prosecution for female genital mutilation in more than 30 years is a “national scandal”, lawmakers said on Thursday calling for greater action against professionals not reporting the practice. Female genital mutilation (FGM) has been a criminal offence in

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