Tag: Criminal Justice

Justice in Pakistan: Unmasking Perween Rahman’s Killers

by Zubeida Mustafa -Pakistan- The “weakness of women”, widely believed to be a natural phenomenon, is actually a myth. Women are resilient and there are many cases where “woman power” won the day because women fighting for a cause refused

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Recourse for Trafficked Native Women in the Duluth Harbor

by Christine Stark -USA- I am of Anishinaabe and Cherokee ancestry and a MSW student at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Six years ago, on the White Earth reservation, an elder told me how the Anishinaabe bloodline is found across

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Hidden Harassment: The Challenges of India’s Pink-Collar Worker

Stand up straight. Chin up. Look forward. Move fast, but with purpose. Brace yourself. These are not the words of a ballroom dance instructor, but those of Yamuna, the sole newspaper girl in Chennai, as she mutters to herself every

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Nepal: Civil War Victims Protest Blanket Amnesty for Human Rights Violators

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by Chin Cabrido -Nepal- On April 1, 2013, Nepal’s Supreme Court overturned an ordinance to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), sparking a debate about whether public executions would soon be carried out as punishment for heinous crimes during

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You Either Work or You Die: Mob ‘Justice’ in Uganda

by Jemma Williams -Australia- It was Christmas day in Fort Portal, Uganda. A large group of people had gathered by the roadside and were all moving in one direction. At the front were the younger men. Many of them carried

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Scheherazade in Baabda Gives Lebanon’s Female Inmates a Voice

by Aline Sara -Lebanon- Rarely does one consider prison a site for entertainment and performing arts. Last spring however, Zeina Daccache – a certified NADT drama therapist and founder of Lebanon’s drama therapy program Catharsis – transformed the 3rd floor

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Rape Survivors in the Military: Invisible No More

by Alexandra Marie Daniels Arts, Culture & Media Editor “If everyone knows, it can’t be a secret.” – The Invisible War “If you could do one thing political this month, go see this film.” These words stay with me in

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Tolerance Toward Spousal Abuse in Egypt Persists Post Revolution

by Manar Ammar -Egypt- When Marwa* arrived at the hospital, her left arm was dangling beside her body like a lifeless piece of cloth. After examination, the doctors told her that her upper arm was shattered in three spots, and

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Juvenile (In)Justice in Kashmir

by Nusrat Ara -Indian administered Kashmir- My heart sinks as I look at the collage, carried by almost all the local newspapers, of children standing before judges in the local court. Looking forlorn and lost, the children are handcuffed and

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A Matter of Life and Health: Villagers in Kazakhstan Fight Big Oil

by Leanne A. Grossman -USA- The noxious smell of rotten eggs regularly blows over the rural village of Berezovka, Kazakhstan. The fumes come directly from the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field only five kilometers away, which emits toxic hydrogen

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