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After being stabbed 20 times by her husband, she is now fighting laws that favour abusers.

Raise Against Domestic Violence

Shira Isakov, a little-known Israeli who worked in advertising before becoming a national force in the fight against domestic violence and changing the legal landscape on parental rights, has changed the legal landscape on parental rights. She was critically injured in the attack and was taken to Beersheba's Soroka Medical Center for emergency surgery. She has had several procedures to rebuild her face since then.

In the latest assault on dissent, Egypt convicts a human rights activist.

Abuse Revealed

In a decision that appeared to be designed to frighten dissidents while avoiding international condemnation, Hossam Bahgat avoided a prison sentence in exchange for a comparatively small fine. In a country where most imprisoned journalists languish in pretrial detention, Bahgat’s referral to trial is unusual. Over the last 10 years, Egyptian authorities have looked up journalists for months and even years as they await trial.

The economic problems in Lebanon may have contributed to Sara's blindness.

The ladies of Iran's underground metal scene

As a result of Lebanon's economic problems, Sara may go blind. Sara's possible blindness due to Lebanon's economic difficulties Fadwa has been struggling to pay for her daughter's insulin since Lebanon stopped covering a variety of medical expenses. A Syrian refugee girl undergoes life-saving surgery. After her parents fled Syria's civil war, Nasrin was born in an Iraqi refugee camp with a serious heart condition.

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The Security Council is informed that survivors of ISIL atrocities in Iraq have reached a "tipping point."


On Thursday, the new head of a special UN investigation team told the Security Council in New York that the international community had reached a "tipping point" in its pursuit of justice for atrocities committed by the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq. In addition, with daily violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process urged the Security Council on Tuesday to take a more coordinated approach to the region.


On Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all Middle Eastern countries to work together to make the vision of a region free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction a reality. According to a UNCTAD report released on Wednesday, Israeli closures, restrictions, and military operations have resulted in two decades of stalled growth and poverty in the West Bank.


War-torn Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world, but the UN Development Programme (UNDP) claimed in a report released on Tuesday that recovery is possible if the fighting stops soon. At an "important meeting" in support of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees on Tuesday, Secretary-General António Guterres described the "vital role" it continues to play in generations of lives. Independent human rights experts have condemned a new Iranian law that allows for the death penalty for abortion, calling it "clearly in violation of international law."