A Woman rape victim sentenced to 200 lashes: What’s Saudi Arabia monarchic law?

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A Girl, a rape victim sentenced to be lashed: What’s Saudi law? 

“The victim’s sentence was increased because her lawyer had spoken out…”

Again, who “has shown ignorance?”

When the defense attorney for a raped Saudi Arabian woman appealed a Sharia Court decision that the 90-lash sentence against his client was unjust, what resulted was more than doubling of the punishment meted out to the woman who was raped and beaten by 7 men, as reported by the women’s rights-centered news portal The Clarion Project on Sept. 22, 2013.

Timothy Whiteman, Wilmington Conservative Examiner, published this Sept. 24, 2013:

A yet to be publiclly identified female gang rape victim was initially found guilty and sentenced to 90 lashes for violating the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia‘s (KSA) rigid Islamic law on segregation of the sexes.

The Kingdom’s General Court determined the woman sat in an automobile…

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Portraits of People Seeing Their Younger Self in a Mirror

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Tom Hussey is an award-winning lifestyle advertising photographer based in Dallas, Texas. In a series entitled Reflections, Hussey shows a series of elderly people looking in a mirror at their younger self.

According to an interview with PetaPixel, the idea first struck when Hussey was talking to a WWII veteran named Gardner. On the cusp of his 80th birthday, Gardner opined that he still felt like a young man.

The conversation would inspire Hussey to photograph Gardner looking into a bathroom mirror with a reflection of his younger self looking back at him. The resulting image was used in his portfolio and years later was picked up by Novartis as the concept for an advertising campaign for their Alzheimer’s drug.

The resulting campaign was posted by Hussey to Behance back in 2009. Since then it has been the third most ‘appreciated’ project on the entire website, with…

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Picture of the Day: The Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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THE WAITOMO GLOWWORM CAVES

 

Waitomo Glowworm Caves north island new zealand

Photograph via waitomo.com

 

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves attraction is a cave at Waitomo on the North Island of New Zealand, known for its population of glowworms, Arachnocampa luminosa. This species is found exclusively in New Zealand. They are around the size of an average mosquito. This cave is part of the Waitomo Caves system that includes the Ruakuri Cave and the Aranui Cave. [Source]

Geological and volcanic activity has created around 300 known limestone caves in the Waitomo region over the last 30 million years. The Waitomo Glowworm Caves were first explored in 1887 by local Maori Chief Tane Tinorau accompanied by an English surveyor Fred Mace.

Tours depart every half hour daily from 9am-5pm. Costs for children are $21 while adults are $48. Families (2 adult/2 children) are $104. The cave is about 2 hours south of Auckland, 1…

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Can Online Videos Change the World?

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Women and girls around the world are increasingly raising their voices online in an effort to enhance women’s rights.  This is a compilation of a few of our favorite recent videos. If you know of other inspirational videos, we would love for you to post them in the comments section below.

On Women in Movies and Television

On Child Marriage

On Gender Inequality in Toys

On Music

On Domestic Abuse

On Street Harassment

On Feminism

On Reproductive Health 

On Women in Sports

On Real Beauty

On Breastfeeding

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Gendercide in India: Interview with Nyna Caputi, producer and director of documentary film “Petals in the Dust”

Something to look into… Media Activism.

Girl’s Globe is a wonderful blog to follow. This is how I stay updated on human rights, gender equality, and gender-based violence concerns.

Thanks for reading,
Steph

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Petals in the dust 2Nyna Pais Caputi, the producer and director of the film Petals in the Dust, is originally from India and currently lives in the Bay Area. She founded the Global Walk for India’s Missing Girls in 2010, which is an international awareness campaign on “gendercide” in India that has taken place in over 25 cities and five countries. Caputi’s film, Petals in the Dust, is a documentary that brings to light the tragic murders of millions of Indian girls and women due to a preference of sons among Indian society. The film explores the roots of misogyny, the experiences of women across socioeconomic and political lines, and the efforts bring an end to gender-based violence. The upcoming film’s trailer has been screened in numerous cities in India, Canada and USA, and is quickly drawing attention from people. Girls’ Globe catches up with the woman behind the camera.

Jasmine: You…

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