By: Alexandra Kinias Even though it has been a very tough year for women in many countries around the world, there are still no indications, however, that this past year was any different than the previous ones. Women’s rights were as violated as ever, they were bullied, oppressed, controlled and punished under the banner of their culture, traditions, tribal laws and religious scripts that encourage violence, abuse and even persecution. The quest for material about women’s issues on-line took me on an emotional journey around the globe. The expedition was filled with an abundance of painful stories about the disgraceful … Continue reading Women Around the World: A Year In Review.
By: Alexandra Kinias Caution: Contents of video are very graphic. A very disturbing video of a woman flogged in Khartoum, Sudan was circulated over the Internet few days ago. The barbaric act committed against the Sudanese woman caught the world by surprise. Under the Islamic Law that governs the African country this punishment is not uncommon. However what created the global buzz was that for the first time this medieval punishment, that was carried out by two police officers, was exposed. Someone in the spectators recorded the incident on what seems to be a cellphone camera. The video that hit the internet few days … Continue reading Sudan: Woman Flogged In Public Attracts Global Attention