Women lawyers hold rally to campaign against drug trafficking and abuse
15 July 2017 | 3:30 am
Women lawyers hold rally to campaign against drug trafficking and abuse.
In Kandahar, the traditional Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, life is full of difficulties and anxiety for women. As the head of a girls-only primary school, Fereshteh Nazari has been able to return to work but along with her colleagues they have not received a salary in two months. Women teachers and girls have been excluded from returning to secondary education. Elsewhere in the ultra-conservative city, men gather to watch traditional wrestling while women are hardly seen in public spaces anymore. One man says: "The international community should not interfere in our internal matters."
"It is sad that there are so few women Nobel laureates" says Göran K. Hansson, secretary general of the Royal Swedish academy of sciences, after only one woman, Maria Ressa, was awarded a Nobel Prize this year.
The sculpture, named "Pillar of Shame," mourns those who were killed by Chinese troops at Tiananmen Square in 1989. It was installed at the University of Hong Kong in 1997, when the territory was handed back to China.
Allyson Felix says she is proud of fellow sports stars speaking out on mental health issues, although more has to be done to support athletes including those with young children. Felix was speaking shortly before being confirmed as Sportswoman of the Year at the Annual Salute to Women awards in New York. Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who spoke about her mental health problems earlier this year, was given the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. Felix, 35, is now the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time at the Olympics, and no American has won more than her 11 medals, which included a gold and a bronze in Tokyo.
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Five mixed raced women taken from their mothers in DR congo as children have gone to court after suing Belgium for crimes against humanity. The trial is the first of its kind. About 15 000 bi racial children were forcibly separated from their black mothers in the former Belgian colonies of DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. They were called children of sin and dumped in orphanages by the state.
Togolese women say they are pushing back against sexist cyberstalking more than ever. We also report on women construction workers who are helping to change the landscape of the Central African Republic. And Leptis Magna was once one of the most beautiful towns in the Roman Empire, but the Libyan ruins are now on UNESCO’s list of heritage sites in danger.
Despite the threat of violence, we meet those determined to protest for women's rights as the Taliban consolidates its control of the country. Also the Mexican Supreme Court rules that criminalisation of abortion is unconstitutional, paving the way for legalisation. Plus the activists in Togo who are fighting against online harassment of women. This as some 45 percent of women in West Africa are said to be victims of cyber-bullying.
One year after #EndSARS protests rocked Nigeria, police have warned against a repeat to mark the anniversary. The largest protest in Nigeria's history ended after the army reportedly killed at least 12 demonstrators.
Nigerian protesters Legend, Solomon and Samuel were all injured on the night of October 20, 2020 - a night they "can never forget" - when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Between anger, deception, and hope, the 'Soro Soke' ('Speak Up' in Yoruba) demonstrators still want their voices to be heard a year later.
Villagers count the dead after gunmen from a suspected criminal gang attacked the village market in Goronyo in northwest Nigeria's Sokoto state, killing 43 people.
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A year ago, Akinwunmi hoisted a pole bearing the Nigerian and ENDSARS flags above his head to draw attention to the protest movement against police brutality in Lagos. Now known by thousands as Flagboii, Akinwunmi keeps waving his flag to "fight for a good country."
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"The civilian-led transitional government should be immediately restored," State Department spokesman Ned Price tells reporters after a military takeover in Sudan.
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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, once praised for his reforms, has ensured he faces no real challenge at the polls.
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Three football clubs pushing for a European Super League are reportedly considering legal action. The clubs — which had hoped to stop other teams being promoted or relegated — accuse soccer chiefs of seeking a monopoly.
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After the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, a petition calling for a ban on live firearms on Hollywood film sets has gathered more than 15,000 signatures.
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Twitter buys out group chat app Sphere
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Halle Berry Shows Off Six-Pack Abs . The 53-year-old actress posted an Instagram photo last week for #FitnessFriday. Followers quickly noticed the star's very chiseled abs. "Happy #FitnessFriday, everyone! There’s no better feeling than setting a goal and smashing it." - Halle Berry, via Instagram. "What is your fitness goal? The work won’t be easy, but that pay off? Worth every damn second." - Halle Berry, via Instagram. Besides fans, fellow actors also praised Berry for her chiseled physique. One of them was 'Black Panther' star Michael B. Jordan, who wrote, "Gains!!". Others included Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Gabrielle Union