Excerpt: The Israeli Center for Victims of Cults (ICVC) is well-known in Israel for its activities against a number of religious and spiritual movements that are depicted as harmful and dangerous. Over the years, the ICVC has managed to garner easy access to the media and Israeli government due to its moral panic narratives and […]CONTINUE READING →
Excerpt: In hopes to discover and highlight the powerful potential that religion and religious leaders have to help guarantee women’s rights around the world, this report examines current tensions that exist between women’s rights and some interpretations of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish doctrines. This report addresses early, forced and child marriages, female genital mutilation, violence […]CONTINUE READING →
Muslim mobs give police ‘security’ pretext for closing church. Morning Star News (06.09.2018) – https://bit.ly/2MN3UbZ – Authorities yesterday ordered 15 more days of jail for Christians arrested on Aug. 22 in Egypt for worshipping in a house without a permit, rights activists said. After Muslim mobs demonstrated against the Virgin Mary and St. Mahrael […]CONTINUE READING →
Baha’i International Community (18.09.2018) – https://bit.ly/2PSPskO – NEW YORK: On 15 September more than 20 members of the Baha’i community in Yemen, including all of its national-level leaders, were indicted at a court hearing in Houthi-controlled Sana’a. They have been falsely accused of espionage and apostasy under various absurd pretexts. The religiously motivated accusations […]CONTINUE READING →
SB OverSeas (19.09.2018) – Amara was the girl in the front row of every class, hand always raised begging to answer the teacher’s question. She had little inside jokes with her teachers in both English and in Arabic. The head of the organization saw in her a chance to show to the world how […]CONTINUE READING →
Opindia (18.09.2018) – https://bit.ly/2MLB4sn – The number of infant deaths reported in India for the year 2017 is the lowest in five years. According to reports, the United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME)has stated in its report that 8,02,000 infants died in India in the year 2017, the lowest in five years. […]CONTINUE READING →
UN Women (27.08.2018) – https://bit.ly/2wwDSn5 – Seven years after the 2011 Revolution and four years after the adoption of the Constitution, women now make up 47 per cent of the local council positions in Tunisia following the May 2018 elections. The dramatic increase in women members is the result of a 2016 electoral law that includes […]CONTINUE READING →
To commemorate World Refugee Day on 20 June 2018, Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) and Soutien Belge (SB) OverSeas aim to hold a conference in the European Parliament with the support of the Intergroup on Children’s Rights and the Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI).
The conference “The EU’s role in focus protecting refugee children: Prevention of child marriage and safeguarding child welfare” will on the specific challenges of addressing child marriage, a phenomenon that affects a significant number of refugee children, as well as highlighting other issues related to the overall safety and well-being of refugee children.