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When ‘women are slaves’, and Australia just ignores it

When ‘women are slaves’, and Australia just ignores it

Cathy Alexander May 6, 2014 19 Comments

Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls have been abducted for daring to go to school. Weeks on, the Australian media has largely ignored it, and the government appears to have done little.

Shot in the head, now Malala faces backlash in Pakistan

Shot in the head, now Malala faces backlash in Pakistan

Shakira Hussein July 18, 2013 17 Comments

Pakistani education advocate Malala Youseffzai did not let an attack by the Taliban silence her. Her reward? A backlash, laden with conspiracy theories and victim-bashing.