women's rights

Pakistan: fighting against honor killings by empowering women


Talking about honor killings is of utmost importance and more relevant than ever, as the documentary "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness", directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a Pakistani woman, was rewarded by an Oscar last Sunday, allowing the the issue to be at the center of the mediatic sphere.

Abortion recognized as a right by the UN Human Rights Committee but not in Zika infested's Latin American countries


The case dates back to 2001 when a 17-year-old Peruvian girl was pregnant and that doctors found out that the fetus had anencephaly which would cause fatal birth defect. Although abortion was permitted for medical reasons in Peru, the hospital refused pregnancy termination because the State had not provided clear regulations for providing the service. The teenage girl was forced to carry the pregnancy to full term and witnessed helpless her baby die four days after giving birth.


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