At only 17-yr old, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest recipient, at the time in 2014, as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her courageous advocacy of girls education in her home region of Swat District, Pakistan. Blogged for BBC as early as 11-yr old and almost died from being assassinated by a Taliban soldier when … More Day 1 After International Women’s Day – Still Celebrating, Still Advocating
Originally posted by Zach Carter on July 8, 2015 for HuffingtonPost.com— “The Obama administration will remove Malaysia from its official list of the world’s worst human trafficking offenders, according to Reuters, a move human rights advocates fear will damage U.S. credibility. The maneuver would allow the administration to continue negotiating a controversial trade agreement with … More Obama To Upgrade Malaysia On Human Rights Despite Mass Graves
Originally posted on Reuters by Roni Bintang and Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzahon on May 11, 2015— “Malaysia has detained more than a thousand Bangladeshi and Rohingya refugees, including dozens of children, police said, a day after authorities rescued hundreds stranded off Indonesia’s western tip. There has been a huge increase in refugees from impoverished Bangladesh and … More Hundreds of Refugees Arrive in Malaysia and Indonesia After Thai Crackdown
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Rohingya men rest in a rented house in Cheras Baru, Kuala Lumpur March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Samsul Said By Stuart Grudgings for Reuters on March 2, 2014— “Human traffickers have kept hundreds of Rohingya Muslims captive in houses in northern Malaysia, beating them, depriving them of food, and demanding a ransom from their families, according to … More Human Trafficking Abuse of Myanmar Rohingya Spreads to Malaysia
By Tarek Mahmud, Chittagong, on December 9, 2013— “The people lined up for being trafficked were all from the south-western district of Madaripur and were headed for Malaysia by sea. Police nabbed three alleged human traffickers and rescued 31 people from a residential hotel in Chittagong yesterday. Abdu Rouf, OC of Chandgaon police station in … More 31 Rescued Before Being Trafficked to Malaysia