Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year old Pakistani teenage girl who dedicated her life to girls’ rights, has been gunned down by masked Taliban gunmen. Ms. Yousafzai, who represents the progressive face of Pakistan, has been seriously injured and is fighting the hardest battle of her life.
Ang Ladlad, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexuals and transgender Filipinos, decries Saudi Arabia's new policy against the recruitment of gay and lesbian migrant workers as tantamount to human rights violation. >>>
Grace Poore of IGLHRC-Asia Pacific Islands Program writes the Komnas HAM to commend the Commission and calls for its continued support to uphold LGBT rights. Poore enumerates the recent cases of LGBT events in Indonesia which were sabotaged by some Muslim 'vigilante' groups, notably the Islamic Defender Front. These 'vigilantes' continue to harass Indonesian LGBT activists. However, LGBT activists remain undaunted and are set to wage activities protesting the violations of LGBT rights perpetrated by State and non-State actors in Indonesia. >>>
In this interview, one of the leading feminists from the South,Kamla Bhasin shared her thoughts about fundamentalisms, United States'intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan and its impact on women, the United Nations, the World Social Forum, feminism and much more. >>>