One in seven women in South Sudan will die during pregnancy or childbirth, making the world’s newest country – and one of the poorest - the most dangerous place in the world to give birth. A 15 year old girl has a better chance of dying in childbirth than of finishing school.
Feng Jianmei, a 23-year-old frail woman was lying in hospital bed in a shabby hospital in western China’s Shaanxi province, her black long hair covering her face. Lying next to her was the body of her unborn baby that was aborted. The fetus was bloody and showed signs of struggling before her short life was ended by ruthless officials using a poisonous injection.
On 27 December Judge Aly Fekry of the Cairo Administrative Court banned virginity testing of female detainees.
Eve Ensler, big supporter of Occupy Wall Street, accepted the invitation of an OWS occupier to participate in a dicsussion group (October 16) about how to make the OWS movement more inclusive of women and other traditionally marginalized people.