Plus: Prison for WhatsApp messages in Indonesia; US should offer Venezuelans temporary protection; and Cameroon cracks down on opponents.
Today we are focusing on some of the important issues impacting women's rights worldwide to celebrate International Women's Day.
Child marriage deprives girls of education, exposes them to serious health risks, deepens poverty, and puts these girls at greater risk of domestic violence. This is still legally permitted in 48 US states.
Saudi Arabia has been imprisoning women activists who successfully fought to end the country's ban on women driving. At the same time, other Saudi women are trapped under the country's oppressive male guardianship system.
The Polish government is targeting women’s rights activists and organizations, putting women’s rights and safety at risk.
And women and girls who are survivors of sexual violence in India can spend years waiting for justice...
Indonesia’s Judiciary Commission should review the prosecution of Saidah Saleh Syamlan for criminal defamation in the Surabaya district court. She was sentenced to 10 months in jail for allegedly sending four WhatsApp messages to two banks regarding a company’s performance.