Tag: women in the world

Malala Attackers Get Life in Prison [VIDEO]

Ten people accused of attacking education activist Malala Yousafzai when she was just a schoolgirl in Pakistan have been sentenced to life in prison by an anti-terrorism court. The accused say the attack on Yousafzai and two others was ordered by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan commander Mullah Fazlullah.

Saudi Women Who Defied Driving Ban Sent To Terrorism Court [VIDEO]

Two women who were detained in Saudi Arabia for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists said Thursday. The women, ages 25 and 33 have been detained for nearly a month. Activists said their cases have been transferred over comments they made on social media, rather than…

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called “honour” killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse. The small but significant change to Afghanistan’s criminal prosecution code bans relatives of an…