Kategori: The Independent

"The Girl from al-Qatif"

Den 15 november skärpte en domstol i Saudiarabien straffet för en 19-årig våldtagen kvinna. Hon hade 2006 dömts till 90 piskrapp för att hon ensam hade träffat en man som hon inte var släkt med.

Den nya domen blev 200 piskrapp och sex månaders fängelse. Strax efter att de träffades blev de kidnappade under knivhot av sju män som senare våldtog kvinnan.

The Independent publicerar idag en intervju med kvinnan.

Global Darfur Day

Läs denna artikel om Darfur i The Independent!

”When events get started in Britain and 33 other countries for the Global Day of Darfur, marking the fourth anniversary of the start of a conflict which has killed more than 200,000 people and driven millions more from their homes, 25-year-old Zakiya will still be walking. All the firewood around the Kalma refugee camp, 15km east of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, has been gathered long ago. Now the women have to walk for five hours to find more.”

Bangladesh: A nation in fear of drowning

Läs denna artikel i The Independent!

…With a population of 150 million, Bangladesh is the world’s most densely populated country. A series of straddling deltas of some of the world’s biggest rivers, Bangladesh is at risk not only from rising sea levels, but the increased flow of water caused by more rain and glacial melt from the Himalayas. At this rate of flooding and erosion, 20 per cent of Bangladesh could be under water by 2100. All this despite the average Bangladeshi using just one tenth of the carbon emissions of any European, and one 25th of the average citizen of the United States…