Category: activist

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Pakistani activist on why rape victim-blaming must cease

The rape and murder of a seven-year old girl named Zainab last week in the Pakistani city of Kasur prompted thousands to stage rallies to demand justice. The anger and grief over the young girl’s fate was evident both on the streets and on social media, where large numbers used the #JusticeForZainab hashtag to call…

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Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The teenager was detained on December 19, four days after the video showing her confronting the soldiers outside her family’s home in the village of Nabi Saleh…

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Shock as Trump retweets British a long way-honest activist

US President Donald Trump has sparked shock and outrage on social media after sharing videos posted by a British far-right activist, known for her anti-Muslim rhetoric, on Twitter. The US leader shared three videos by Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen, purporting to show Muslims carrying out beatings or acts of vandalism. Britain First’s Fransen,…