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Afghans revolted as husband cuts off wife's nose in fit of rage

Jan 19, 2016

Afghans revolted as husband cuts off wife's nose in fit of rage

A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked online anger, with activists demanding punishment for what one called a "barbaric act". #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Women #Domestic violence #activists #Abuse #wife #Knife #nose #Afghans #rage
In a historic move, Hong Kong to ban ivory trade, says leader

Jan 13, 2016

In a historic move, Hong Kong to ban ivory trade, says leader

Hong Kong will ban the import and export of ivory, the city's leader announced Wednesday, in a "historic" move hailed by animal welfare activists. #Export #NewsTracker #Hong Kong #import #ivory #historic move #welfare activists
Prominent female Saudi rights activist arrested claim human rights groups

Jan 13, 2016

Prominent female Saudi rights activist arrested claim human rights groups

Human rights groups and activists say one of Saudi Arabia's most prominent human rights advocates has been arrested. #NewsTracker #Saudi Arabia #Human rights activist #Samar Badawi
Juvenile Justice Bill to be tabled in Parliament amid protests by child right activists

Dec 22, 2015

Juvenile Justice Bill to be tabled in Parliament amid protests by child right activists

Child rights activists on Tuesday protested against the the Juvenile Justice Bill that seeks to amend existing law and treat juveniles in the age group of 16-18 as adults for trial in heinous crimes. #Rajya Sabha #parliament #Child rights activists #Sexual Offences Act #Nirbhaya Case
Dancing to drum beats, hundreds of gay rights activists march through New Delhi

Nov 30, 2015

Dancing to drum beats, hundreds of gay rights activists march through New Delhi

Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday. #New Delhi #NewsTracker #Section 377 #Gay pride #gay rights activists #parade
Islamic State claims murders of Syrian activist in Turkey in latest video

Nov 02, 2015

Islamic State claims murders of Syrian activist in Turkey in latest video

The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday posted a video claiming responsibility for the brutal murders of a Syrian anti-IS activist and his friend in southern Turkey last week. #NewsTracker #Turkey #Murder #Jihadi #islamic-state #ISIS #IS #anti-IS activist
Accept third gender in schools, society, says transgender rights activist

Oct 27, 2015

Accept third gender in schools, society, says transgender rights activist

The three-day conference is touted to be the country's first such large-scale exercise in creating an environment to share global knowledge and experiences in reducing gender inequalities. #Transgender activist #Kalki Subramaniam #Kerala-UN conference on gender equality #transgender community #violence and abuse against third gender
Right to Information Act turns 10 years old: Has it really brought about transparency?

Oct 13, 2015

Right to Information Act turns 10 years old: Has it really brought about transparency?

A decade on, while activists have hailed the progressive aspects of the Right to Information Act, some have called for a more proactive approach from the government. #Corruption #NewsTracker #RTI #Anil Galgali #Central Information Commission #Human Rights #Right To Information #RTI activists #Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative