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· November, 2012

Stories about Women & Gender from November, 2012

8 November 2012

Journalist's Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: Bad Joke or Crime?

She was abducted at gunpoint and taken blindfolded to a deserted area. She was then ordered to undress partially as several men threatened to rape and kill her. Afterwards, she...

7 November 2012

Bride Kidnappers in Kyrgyzstan to Face Harsher Penalties

Although bride kidnapping is a crime in Kyrgyzstan, many men continue abducting the girls they want to marry. Under pressure from women's groups, the Kyrgyz Parliament has recently introduced harsher...

5 November 2012

Tennis Superstars Venus and Serena Williams Visit Nigeria

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, were in Nigeria from October 30 to November 2, 2012. Their visit was at the behest of the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club’s "Breaking The...

1 November 2012

D. R. of Congo: Human Rights Activist Assaulted, Guard Killed

Leading Human Rights Activist and gynecologist Denis Mukwege, was attacked outside his home, and his guard killed on October 25, 2012. Doctor Mukwege has campaigned tirelessly for the wellbeing of...