The Patricia Galvao Institute launches database cataloging gender violence in Brazil
- Dossiê Feminicído (Femicide Dossier) debuted as a resource for women, educators, advocates, researchers, and others interested in learning more about femicide and other forms of gender-based violence in the country.
- The platform also provides information about resources, services, rights, and policy for and affecting women confronting violence in their communities.
- Recent data indicates an average of 13 women are killed in Brazil each day, making the country one of the most dangerous in the world for women.
“Brazilian Women Ramp up Fight Against Femicide with Open Data” (teleSUR English)
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Pakistan court stays expulsion order for Turkish teachers following school closure
- The Peshawar High Court temporarily blocked the government’s expulsion of more than 100 teachers at the PakTurk International Schools and Colleges, a network of private schools in the country, and their families.
- The closure of the schools comes as a result of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ongoing purge of organizations perceived as connected to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, leaning on Turkey’s relationship with Pakistan to push the government to close the schools.
- The administration has rejected the accusations, and staff have expressed fear at returning to Turkey, believing continued government antagonism awaits them.
“Turkish Teachers In Pakistan Face Uncertain Fate As Deportation Looms” (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
“PHC halts government order to deport Pak-Turk school staff” (The Express Tribune)
“Peshawar High Court halts govt order to deport Pak-Turk school staff” (DAWN)
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Riot at refugee camp in southern Bulgaria leads to crackdown and extraditions
- More than 400 asylum-seekers detained in the camp at Harmanli in southern Bulgaria clashed with police, throwing stones and setting fire to furniture before police shot them with rubber bullets and a water cannon.
- Local media had accused refugees at the camp, home to 3,000, of carrying infectious skin diseases, leading to their confinement to the camp and stoking outrage among the detained.
- The Bulgarian government has initiated arrangements to deport those involved as nationalists have called for the closure of all refugee centers.
“Bulgarian police fire rubber bullets during migrant camp riot” (The Guardian)
“After riot, Bulgaria to send migrants to closed camps, plans extraditions” (Reuters)
“Migrant crisis: Riot in Bulgaria’s largest refugee centre” (BBC)
(Image Credit: AFP/Getty Images, via The Guardian)