In Afghanistan, women who fail to bleed on their wedding night, are seen walking with men, or anger their families—all could be subjected to virginity tests.Virtually all the women and girls arrested for “moral crimes” in Afghanistan were subjected to virginity…

Hundreds of migrant construction workers are dying of heat stress in Qatar each year, underscoring another health risk of rising temperatures.   Many of the workers died toiling in blazing temperatures—up to 45 degrees C (113F)—as the country prepares to host the FIFA World…

Protests have erupted after a fire yesterday in Greece’s infamous, overcrowded Moria refugee camp killed at least 1 woman and possibly her child, BBC reports.     The Lesbos camp only has capacity for 3,000 people, but houses more than 12,000.   The UN urged Greece to…

Venezuela’s women suffer inordinate horrors as conditions further deteriorate in the country. NGOs report a 50% increase in female homicides in the last year. In Colombia—the closest remaining refuge for fleeing migrants—Venezuelan women are often exploited for sex work. 27…

25 years after a lead mine closed in Kabwe, Zambia, children are still playing in contaminated soil, according to a new Human Rights Watch report, which calls out the government’s insufficient response.  

In Afghanistan, where women’s sexuality falls under legal jurisdiction, “invasive and scientifically dubious” virginity tests are common for women under suspicion.   Some doctors exchange bribes for favorable results. Others repair the hymen of women who have been raped to…

Migrants in custody at the US border do not receive the flu vaccine, and officials have no plan to change that, The Hill reports.   The policy was revealed after Harvard and Johns Hopkins doctors requested a congressional investigation into detention center conditions…

Nearly 2 years after a brutal military crackdown drove Rohingya Muslims from Burma (Myanmar), fresh repatriation plans have stirred panic in the Bangladeshi settlements now home to 1.2 million refugees, The Los Angeles Times reports.  

Against the backdrop of immigration raids that saw nearly 700 arrests in Mississippi on Thursday, Jimmy Aldaoud’s death offers a grim reminder of the danger of the Trump administration’s deportation policies.  

India's government scrapped long-disputed Kashmir's special status earlier this week, citing terrorism concerns and paving the way for tighter control—and drawing sharp protest from rival Pakistan.