Early this month, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak proposed the repeal of an Egyptian law that allowed one or more rapists to go unpunished if one of the rapists agreed to marry his victim. Egypt's parliament has now approved Mubarak's proposal and removed Article 291 from the county's penal code.
Article 291 has been in effect since 1937. Proponents of the article argued that it gave rape survivors greater prospects for marriage and was necessary to restore their families' honor .
1/28/2015 Senator Boxer Urges President to Continue Support for UN Population Fund - Earlier this week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) along with 21 of her Senate colleagues sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to maintain support for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UNFPA, which promotes maternal and reproductive health, conducts major demographic surveys, and campaigns against fistula and female genital mutilation, supports programs in over 150 countries. . . .