Melanesian Martyr: In Defense of the Dignity of Women
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Melanesian Martyr: In Defense of the Dignity of Women

During the Japanese occupation, at least 200,000 women from numerous Asian countries were taken as comfort women for Japanese soldiers. It remains a contentious issue to this day. Last year a South Korean court ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to Korean women turned into sex slaves during the Japanese occupation there. As Papua…

DR Congo: Bishops Denounce Worsening Human Rights Situation
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DR Congo: Bishops Denounce Worsening Human Rights Situation

Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo “deplore” that the human rights situation in the country has worsened in recent months under President Felix Tsisekedi, especially since initial progress was made when the president came to power three years ago. In a March 3 statement, the prelates said human rights activists were being oppressed…

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Pakistan: Religious Minorities Subject to Worrying Developments

Our religion obliges us to kill the blasphemer. People would not have taken the law into their own hands had the courts hanged Asia maloona [accursed],” she replied with a cold stare, referring to Asia Bibi, the Catholic woman acquitted of blasphemy in 2018 after spending eight years on death row. I felt as if I was…