Sexual violence continues to rise amidst post-election clashes in Kenya. The Nairobi Women's hospital, one of the country�s leading treatment centers for rape and sexual violence, has noted that the number of rape cases have doubled since the beginning of the month, reports BBC News.
Healthcare workers had previously warned that women and children were being targeted within days of violence erupting following the country�s� national elections, the UN News Service reports. According to Women�s eNews, out of the quarter-million people who have been displaced by the civil instability, approximately 85 percent are women and children.
Media Resources: UN News Service 01/22/08; BBC 01/23/08; Women�s eNews 01/26/08
3/2/2015 Iranian Activist Wins International Human Rights Award for Hijab Campaign - Journalist Masih Alinejad was awarded the Women's Rights Award at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy last week for her activism supporting Iranian women who choose not to cover their heads in a hijab.
Alinejad's Facebook page, "My Stealthy Freedom," has gained international attention and more than 700,000 followers by posting pictures of Iranian women without the hijab. . . .