Hello, it’s Karnie with you today. Thank you to Kelsie in the US for looking after the blog for us. First up, 3 teenage girls in Pakistan defied their families and chose not to marry men of their (the family’s) choice. They were buried alive in “honour killings”. The Pakistani Government has now been forced to order an inquiry 6 weeks after the crimes. Elizabeth on the WHYS team suggested this story earlier this week. Her question: What comes first – faith/traditional beliefs OR human rights? Here’s another story to read through..
This debate has got many of you talking: Should men who pay for sex be jailed? Would you like to talk about this today?
The people of Angola are voting in their first election for sixteen years. The last election re-ignited Angola’s civil war. Angola has the world’s fastest growing economy. Can today’s election provide a model of peace and tolerance for the whole of Africa? Southern African observers say they can, despite concern from Human rights observers…What do you think?
Australia’s first female governor has been sworn in. She breaks a 107-year-long male stranglehold on the vice regal role. Here in the UK the number of women reaching the top of their profession has fallen, according to report. Research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that the number of women holding senior posts in areas including politics, the law and the media has fallen. Do women where you are, still face discrimination, when going for top jobs? And can women ever break the “glass ceiling” at work?