International Women’s Day could be happier

According to media reports Vatican, Iran, Russia and other nations resist UN efforts to stop sexual violence against women. The objections are based on the argument about the different cultures and religion.

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2012 Sakharov Prize goes to Nasrin Sotoudeh and Jafar Panahi

Two Iranian imprisoned activists, lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and film director Jafar Panahi, are this year’s joint winners of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. They were chosen by president Martin Schulz and political group leaders.

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Changes in the Muslim world and women’s rights

Experts: The West should listen to the Muslim women.

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Hu Jintao: A lot still needs to be done in China over human rights

What was the Chinese President talking about?

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Liu Xiaobo will not be released anytime soon

Do Chinese communists perceive Liu Xiaobo as a threat?

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Ban Ki-moon was too quiet in China

UN Secretary General is famous for his quiet diplomacy. But human rights group has criticized Ban Ki-moon for failing to raise human rights issues at talks with China’s President Hu Jintao.

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Is internet access a human right?

According to this poll it is. And US Treasury Department is allowing the export of Internet communications services such as instant messaging, e-mail and Web browsing to Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

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