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21 October 2014

A Just Sentence? Too Lenient? Oscar Pistorius Given 5 Years in Prison

The South African athlete's culpable murder conviction for the death of Reeva Steenkamp came on the heels of a 77-year sentence handed down to a rhino poacher in July.

Online Tributes Pour in for Former Australian PM, ‘Giant’ Gough Whitlam

"Like so many of my generation I owe Mr Whitlam the privilege of a university education because he made it free of financial charges. MERCI."

20 October 2014

Trailblazing ‘Soda Pop Anthology’ Showcases Comics by Puerto Rican Women

The anthology, published by Soda Pop Comics, an indie studio of female comics writers, wants to bring greater visibility and acceptance for women creators.

17 October 2014

Outrage Over Transgender Woman's Suspected Murder by US Marine in the Philippines

The case has led some in the Philippines to call for the military agreements between their country and the United States to be scrapped.

13 October 2014

Brazilian Man Accused of High Profile Revenge-Porn Case Only Gets 5 Months Community Service

The victim has vowed to fight to make revenge-porn a criminal offense.

10 October 2014

Bahamas Constitutional Reform To Address Citizenship, Gender Equality

The Bridge

Among the areas to be addressed is the right of certain Bahamians to pass citizenship on to their children.

Russian Lawmakers Will Debate Legislation Against Back Tattoos for Women

RuNet Echo

Male chauvinism and homophobia are nothing unique to Russia, but it’s hard to ignore how the Duma’s new effort to protect women from tattoos dovetails with current reactionary trends.

8 October 2014

Could Women Be Banned from Buying Alcohol in Myanmar?

Myanmar's alcohol consumption is the lowest in Southeast Asia, but many claim that this is now changing. Authorities are reportedly discussing banning women from buying alcohol in certain areas.

7 October 2014

Central Asia's First Ladies: Heard But Not Seen?

Are the wives of Central Asia's authoritarian presidents the power behind the throne or just highly placed women subject to the same raw deal as many others in the region?

6 October 2014

Burqa Banished Behind Glass in Australian Parliament

The decision to relegate people wearing a burqa or other facial covering behind glass in Australia's parliament has stirred controversy.

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