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Violence against women in Pakistan creates national outrage

Content warning: The following content may be distressing. It contains mention of murder, rape, trauma, and violence against women.  In Pakistan, a 27-year old woman named Noor Mukaddam was brutally killed in Islamabad on July 20. Mukaddam was the daughter of Pakistan’s former ambassador to South Korea, and the killer, Zahir Jaffer, was her acquaintance. The incident has led to …


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Women fight sexualization of athletic uniforms

Worldwide competitions and sporting events have opened the space for a conversation regarding the sexualization of women athletes’ uniforms. The controversy started with the European Handball Federation fining the Norwegian team €1,500 for “improper clothing,” at the European Beach Handball Championships. The Norwegian team had refused to wear bikini bottoms while competing.  According to the official rules, the European handball …


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Water shortage in Khuzestan, Iran persists as police crack down

In the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, Iran, masses are protesting a water shortage. The water shortage has persisted for weeks, and has spread to other regions. Temperatures in Khuzestan have reached 122 degrees Fahrenheit. As protests spread, security forces have cracked down on the crowds. Iranian security has fired rounds at protesters. Amnesty International has reported that the forces have …