On July 10th hundreds of women demonstrated in front of the police headquarters in Accra, Ghana, demanding resolution to the serial murders of 25 women. The women threatened not to vote in the upcoming December elections until the police take firmer action on the murders and establish hotlines for reporting rape and violence. Chanting and carrying placards that read "If the Killings Don't Stop, No Vote For Any party," the women vowed to strike in their homes and workplaces. These murders have persisted for the past two years, but police have not yet prosecuted any suspects.
4/17/2014 Supreme Court of India Recognizes Transgender Rights - India's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that official documents must allow transgender people to identify as a third gender and directed the federal and state governments to include transgender people, known as hijras, in welfare programs such as education, health care, and job programs.
"All documents will now have a third category marked 'transgender,'" said Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, a transgender activist who petitioned the court. . . .