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New Zealand prostitute wins sex harassment claim

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A New Zealand prostitute has won substantial damages for sexual harassment by a brothel owner, with sex workers hailing the decision as a landmark ruling that shows the country as a world leader in protecting their rights.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ugandans protest anti-indecent dress and anti-gay laws

Women protest against the new anti-pornography and dress code legislation on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Kampala.  AFP

Ugandans protested Wednesday tough new laws against homosexuality and indecent clothing, with women gathering in tight skirts warning that mobs had already harassed them for their dress.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Uganda newspaper names 200 ‘homos’ after anti-gay law signed

In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity and one holds out a condom, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya.  AP PHOTO/BEN CURTIS

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the president called homosexuals “mercenaries” and signing one of the world’s toughest anti-gay laws.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Defiant Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni signs a new anti-gay bill that sets harsh penalties for homosexual sex, in Entebbe, Uganda Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.  AP PHOTO/REBECCA VASSIE

Uganda’s president called homosexuals mercenaries and prostitutes Monday as he signed off on one of the world’s toughest anti-gay laws, defying warnings from Western donors.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican accuses UN of ‘distorting’ facts in child abuse report

A picture taken on Jan.16, 2014, in Geneva shows Vatican's UN Ambassador Monsignor Silvano Tomasi (left) speaking with Former Vatican Chief Prosecutor of Clerical Sexual Abuse Charles Scicluna at the start of questioning over clerical sexual abuse of children at the headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Tomasi accused the UN on Wednesday, Feb. 5, of distorting facts in its damning report that denounced the Church for failing to stamp out child abuse.  AFP PHOTO/FABRICE COFFRINI

The Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations accused the UN on Wednesday of distorting facts in its damning report that denounced the Church for failing to stamp out child abuse.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Muslim lawmakers push for law protecting right to wear ‘hijab’

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Citing the importance of Muslim women wearing the hijab (scarf), Muslim lawmakers are one in pushing for a proposed measure that would not, in any way, hinder its use in the country, according to a party-list legislator from Mindanao.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Spain seeks tighter abortion law, sparking protests

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Spain’s government says it will meet Friday to tighten abortion laws, sparking an outcry from pro-choice groups who warn of a return to the 1980s, when women had to go abroad to end unwanted pregnancies.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN slams racist slurs against black French minister

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira. AFP

The UN’s human rights body on Friday condemned a barrage of racist slurs against France’s black justice minister, including a magazine cover comparing her to a monkey.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners—officials

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Myanmar on Friday said it had freed dozens of detained activists as the fast-changing former pariah state hosts top-level international visitors, including from the European Union.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CHR to document ‘hate crimes’ vs LGBTs

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Commission on Human Rights Chairwoman Loretta Ann Rosales. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

To help stop abuses against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBTs), the Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday said it will systematically document “hate crimes” against LGBTs, just like the human rights violations during Martial Law in the 1970s.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

7 years jail, 600 lashes for Saudi rights activist—lawyer

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A Saudi court sentenced on Monday a rights activist to seven years in jail and 600 lashes for setting up a “liberal” network and alleged insults to Islam, activists said.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Malala defies Taliban to take world stage

Indian schoolgirls wear masks of Malala Yousufzai, a 15-year-old girl who was shot at close range in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, during a campaign to demand better budgetary allocation for health and education of Indian children in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Malala has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.  AP /ALTAF QADRI

Malala Yousafzai took over the United Nations on Friday, nine months after a Taliban gunman put a bullet in her head believing he was ending the Pakistani teenager’s campaign for girls’ education.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama invites Vietnam president for rare trip

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang (left) meets the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing on June 20, 2013 during his two-day visit to China. President Barack Obama has invited Sang to visit the United States this month, sources said Wednesday, July 10, 2013.  AFP PHOTO

President Barack Obama has invited his Vietnamese counterpart to visit the United States this month, sources said Wednesday, looking to boost cooperation on security and trade despite concerns over the communist state’s rights record.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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