NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) “This is a farce and a grand deceit,” said the Rev. John Bakeni, a Roman Catholic priest in Nigeria, speaking of his country’s peace negotiations with the Islamist group Boko Haram to release abducted schoolgirls.
Articles tagged “human rights watch”
(RNS) In Nepal, 11 percent of girls under the age of 14 and 29 percent of girls aged 15-19 are married. A new video denounces the practice.
(RNS) Religious rights activists are hailing the release over the weekend of an Iranian pastor accused of apostasy and a Pakistani girl charged with blasphemy. By Adelle M. Banks.