Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should order Indonesia’s police chief and armed forces commander to immediately ban so-called “virginity tests” of female applicants. These tests are degrading and discriminatory, and they harm women’s equal access to important job opportunities.
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Joy in Zimbabwe as Mugage resigns; verdict due for "Butcher of Bosnia"; male rape in Syria; sexual abuse in Pakistan's madrassas; a long cold winter in tents looms for asylum seekers in Greece; Indonesia's abusive 'virginity tests'; US Coast Guard shackling smugglers on ship; political killings in Kenya; & tech woes in China.
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The war for girls' education in Afghanistan - 16 years after the US & allies toppled the Taliban and promised to get Afghan girls back into school, why are more than half of them still out of school?
“What will happen to us?” “Will they fingerprint us?” was the constant refrain as we watched a human wave of asylum seekers and migrants from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan crossing the Serbia-Hungary border.