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Women risk all for their ‘rights’

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 18, (Agencies): Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her. Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a …

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No women in men-designated … No men in women-designated – PAM issues directive on gender segregation

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has issued a new directive on Thursday that prohibits businesses from hiring females to work in facilities designated for men, calling on strict adherence. All existing contracts or work permits that violate the new directive are to be nullified …

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Afghan woman’s nose cut off by her husband – ‘Domestic violence widespread’

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 19, (Agencies): A young woman in a remote northern region of Afghanistan had her nose cut off by her husband, officials in the region said on Tuesday. Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, said 22-year-old Reza Gul was brought in early Monday …

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Woman among gang of three caught selling MoH medicines

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Personnel from the General Investigation Department have arrested a gang of three persons, including a woman who works as a receptionist in a private hospital for selling medicines belonging to the Ministry of Health for a throwaway price, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the arrest …

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Divorced Saudi women to get ID cards – No date set for change

RIYADH, Dec 3, (AFP): Female divorcees and widows in Saudi Arabia are set to get their own ID cards allowing them to act independently from men, local media reported on Thursday. The changes will allow women to register a child for school, access records and authorise medical procedures once their …

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Kuwait eager on ensuring women’s rights: Al-Sabeeh – Projects to support Kuwaiti female entrepreneurs

KUWAIT CITTY, Nov 26, (KUNA): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh said Kuwaiti women rights have been remarkably improving in the past years. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against …

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Nationality call for kids of women wedded to expats

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 22: Several members of the Parliament have reiterated their support for the proposed naturalization of children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis. The MPs regard the conditions set for naturalization of these children, such as divorce or death of the non-Kuwaiti father, as inhumane and unconstitutional. This …

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Kuwaiti woman back after 35 years, seeks rights – Late father kept second marriage secret

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 27: A Kuwaiti woman, identified only as N and born in Egypt of Egyptian mother and Kuwaiti father is said to be visiting Kuwait for the first time in 35 years, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to her, her father married her mother in Egypt and the marriage …

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Young Pakistani woman set on fire

MULTAN, Pakistan, Oct 23, (AFP): A young Pakistani woman was recovering in hospital Friday after she was burned over nearly half her body by a man she had refused to marry, police said. Sonia Bibi, 20, told police from her hospital bed that her former lover Latif Ahmed sprinkled her …

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Child brides fight for freedom; Deep-rooted tradition in poor, rural areas

JODHPUR, India, Oct 18, (AFP): University student Santadevi Meghwal has been threatened, harassed, ostracised and even fined by a council of male elders in her village in India. But the 20-year-old is determined to push ahead with annulling her child marriage, and join a small but growing number of youngsters …

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