Sep 09, 2020

Balochistan: Region Has Lowest Female Literacy Rate In The World

Lawmakers, civil society representatives and NGOs in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province have stated that the region has the lowest female literacy rates anywhere in the world, with some women’s organisations claiming the authorities “were not making serious efforts to address this issue.” The region also has an increasing female mortality rate. Women and girls in the region have...

Sep 09, 2020

Balochistan: Region Has Lowest Female Literacy...

Lawmakers, civil society representatives and NGOs in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province have stated that the region has the lowest female literacy rates anywhere in the world, with some women’s...

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Sep 09, 2020

Somaliland: Representative Office Opens in Ta...

Today [9 September 2020] marked a historical day for UNPO members Somaliland and Taiwan, with the former opening a representative office in Taipei. Taiwan and Somaliland have grown closer in recent...

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Sep 08, 2020

Pakistan: Christian Man Sentenced to Death for...

In the latest case of Pakistan's strict religious laws being applied against minorities, a court in Lahore has sentenced a Christian man to death for having committed "blasphemy". Asif Pervaiz, 37, has...

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Sep 08, 2020

Iran: Persecution of Journalists on the Rise

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), at least five journalists have been targeted in the latest crackdown on the media in Iran, weeks after the Human Rights Council published a damning report...

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Sep 08, 2020

East Turkestan: Young Uyghur Brothers Sentenced...

Two young Uyghur men have reportedly been sentenced to five years in prison in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China for supposedly watching “illegal” videos, the contents of which is unknown....

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Sep 07, 2020

Balochistan: Female Journalist Shot Dead

Shaheena Shaheen Baloch, a leading Balochi journalist and social activist in Pakistan, was shot dead allegedly by her husband in Balochistan's Turbat on Saturday, 5 September 2020. She was the editor of...

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Sep 07, 2020

East Turkestan: Disney Under Fire For Filming...

Disney has come under heavy scrutiny for its latest production of Mulan, most of which was filmed in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in China. In the final credits of the film, Disney specifically thanked...

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Sep 06, 2020

Iraqi Kurdistan: Region Facing Environmental Crisis...

The Iraqi Kurdistan region is facing an environmental crisis due to Iran’s damming of the two main rivers in the region – the Sirwan and the Little Zab. Nearly two million people depend on...

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