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  • Pakistani Peace Talk with the Taliban: “Our family has been ruined”
    Pakistani Peace Talk with the Taliban: “Our family has been ruined”

    In Karachi, Christians are offering special prayers to mark the first anniversary of the deadly suicide attack of the All Saints Church in the city of Peshawar. A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers outside a historic church last year. Over 80 worshippers were killed and more than 100 wounded in the attack. Shazia Naeem lost her three extended family members. l... Read More

  • India Welcomes Third Gender
    India Welcomes Third Gender

    The Supreme Court verdict to recognize transgender people came in response to Public Interest Litigation. The petition was filed by the National Legal Services Authority ndash; a government organization that provides free legal assistance to the poor. Advocate Sanjeev Bhatnagar represents the group. ldquo;It is a great verdict the Supreme Court has delivered today. It recognizes the eunuch commu... Read More

  • Philippines women gain access to free contraception
    Philippines women gain access to free contraception

    The Philippine Supreme Court has struck down a legal challenge to a controversial birth control law that has been opposed by the country's powerful Roman Catholic Church. The court found that the law-- that requires the government to provide free contraception to the poorest Filipinos, and conduct safe sex education in schoolsmdash;is not unconstitutional. This is a free weekly health check for p... Read More

  • International Security Conference : Focus on East Timor
    International Security Conference : Focus on East Timor

    The Stockholm Forum for Security and Development drew representatives from 40 countries. They included politicians, organisations and researchers who came to speak about their own experiences, and to learn from others. The case of East Timor was in sharp focus. The country was first colonized by Portugal for 400 years, then invaded by Indonesia in 1975. A long civil war with Indonesia resulted in ... Read More

 

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Transgender groups celebrate after Indian supreme court ruling. The Philippine Supreme Court has struck down a legal challenge birth control law. And South Korea imprisons men who morally oppose military duty.