A number of women and young girls who were rescued from the clutches of radical Islamic jihadist groups in Nigeria were also victimized and raped by the government officials entrusted to protect them, according to Human Rights Watch.
"It is bad enough that these women and girls are not getting much-needed support for the horrific trauma they suffered at the hands of Boko Haram. It is disgraceful and outrageous that people who should protect these women and girls are attacking and abusing them," says Mausi Segun, senior Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch, in a new report that reveals the women's abusers included camp leaders, vigilante groups, policemen and soldiers.
Four of the victims who shared their stories with HRW said they were drugged and raped, while at least 37 others said they were coerced into sex through false marriage promises and material help. more >>
A women's rights group has said that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was wrong to suggest to the American public during Wednesday evening's presidential debate that the practice of forced abortions is a thing of the past in China.
Clinton said during the debate on the topic of abortion that she has "been to countries where governments either forced women to have abortions, like they used to do in China," using past tense to refer to the controversial practice.
Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, said in a statement shared with The Christian Post that the forced abortions very much continue, however. more >>
"Bringing Up Bates" stars Alyssa Bates Webster and her husband, John, recently shared that they are expecting their second child, a baby girl due in January 2017.
"John and I are simply overwhelmed with happiness to be expecting another baby girl. We are highly anticipating our daughter's arrival. January can't come soon enough!," the expecting parents shared in a statement to The Christian Post.
The announcement was accompanied by a photo of the happy couple holding their toddler and a sign revealing their baby's due date as Jan. 27, 2017. more >>
Rory Feek, one half of the country music duo Joey+Rory, gives fans an inside look into his late wife's Joey's experience with motherhood and battle against cancer in the upcoming documentary film, "To Joey With Love." The caring husband maintains that although Joey lost her battle with cancer she will continue spreading her light with all those who see her inspiring journey.
The couple captured the hearts of millions who read Rory's blog "This Life I Live," where he shared his family's strength and resilience during Joey's chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cervical cancer.
During their musical career, Joey+Rory recorded eight studio albums and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs. more >>
I can't be sure if the stigma was as prevalent in the days prior to Dr. Frankenstein's infamous cemetery caper, but let's just say the idea of grave robbing lacks a certain mass appeal.
After all, there aren't too many rungs lower you can descend on the ladder of cultural and moral acceptability than going anywhere near a graveyard in the middle of the night, shovel in hand.
If that's not rock bottom, I don't want to know what is. more >>
Two recent studies on religion versus family size have revealed just how faith influences reproduction.
A recent study conducted by the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B analyzed over 3.6 million women of different faiths across 32 countries, and concluded that religious people are more likely to have more children than non-religious ones, according to Fox News.
The Royal Society B study, which used the Minnesota-based Integrated Public Use Microdata Series International Census as a source, also found that women in marriages where both husband and wife practiced the same religion were more likely to have more children and less likely to have no children. more >>