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BURMA: After Riot, Locals Blame Police While State Media Blasts Protestors

Ma-Ubin residents said riot police incited the violence that led to rioting in the Irrawaddy Delta township on Tuesday night, while a government media outlet blamed protestors for attacking police officers.

Dozens of people were injured and one police officer was killed after villagers and police clashed as locals demonstrated against the confiscation of more than 1,000 acres of land by the former military junta.

INDIA: Delhi Protest Over 'Sex Attack' On Seven-Year-Old Girl

Police used batons to break up angry crowds outside a hospital where the girl had been taken for treatment.

Teachers and security guards at the government school are being questioned over the alleged assault, police said.

The gang rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus in December sparked protests across India.

KASHMIR: Sexual violence increases as justice under law is examined

“Justice has to and should be done.”; “Justice delayed is justice denied.”; and “Teach your sons not to harass rather than teaching your daughter how to dress.” – these were some of the recent slogans that men and women of all ages in Kashmir have been chanting to show solidarity with the victims of violence in the northern Indian Administered region of Kashmir.

INDIA: Indian Government Faces Pressure Over Rape Case

Protesters have converged across the country demanding justice for the young victim, who died two weeks later, and an end to violence against women.

The Indian government is fending off criticism that it has failed to protect its citizens, with rights groups demanding immediate reforms to laws and policing in the country.

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Talks in Doha Drag on Endlessly

Doha, Qatar - Far from the glistening glass and burgeoning metal structures that dot the Doha skyline, the Afghan Taliban try to discreetly blend in far less pristine areas around the Qatari capital.

SYRIA: Displacement in Syria Giving Way for Serious Gender-Based Crimes, Warns UN official

A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanitarian impact of the ongoing Syria crisis, particularly on civilians who have been displaced and face threats such as gender-based violence.

SRI LANKA: Female Journalists Walk on Eggshells in Sri Lanka

The year was 1998 and porters at the wholesale vegetable market in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo had gone on strike, virtually suspending vegetable distribution in the city and its suburbs.

A national news channel, Sri Lanka Maharaja Television, had dispatched a crew of reporters to cover the porters' union general meeting; the atmosphere was charged and tension was palpable.

MENA REGION: Arab Women Must Fight Back

We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring. However, there is a legitimate question of whether or not there is actually anything to celebrate; particularly for women.

SOUTH KOREA: Park Geun-hye Becomes South Korea's First Female President

Park Geun-hye made history Monday by becoming South Korea's first female president, pledging to secure South Korea against the threat of an increasingly hostile North Korea at the same time as mending bridges with Pyongyang.

INDIA: Of Men, By Men, All for Women

Men don't cry. Most men don't enter the kitchen or change baby diapers either. Most men resent their wives working and contributing financially to the household. These stereotypes may dominate our minds but across India, there are several men working with and mobilizing men solely on women's issues.