World Jan 2, 2019

U.K. forced marriage victims charged repatriation costs

Britain is charging young women rescued from forced marriages abroad for the cost of their repatriation, The Times newspaper revealed Wednesday. Four British women who were liberated from a punishment institution in Somalia were each charged £740 ($940), the daily said. Victims are told they have ...

Beijing calls Clinton 'biased' on Chinese women's issues

World / Politics Sep 28, 2015

Beijing calls Clinton 'biased' on Chinese women's issues

A Chinese government official said Monday that Hillary Clinton was "biased" on women's issues in China, while a newspaper compared the presidential hopeful to Donald Trump for her tweet saying it was "shameless" for China's president to preside over a U.N. conference on gender ...

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Apr 14, 2015

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Chinese authorities released five women's rights campaigners Monday whose detentions sparked an international outcry and underscored the government's tight restrictions on independent social activism, lawyers said. Lawyer Liang Xiaojun said the five were let go after more than a month in detention under a form ...