Our thanks to journalist Tom Gross who for tracking, compiling and bringing these stories to our attention.
Many if not all of them will come as news to you because they are so under reported in the western news media.
In Brussels, 17 girls were removed from a hotel after having been enslaved by royals from the United Arab Emirates. The UAE positions itself as a modern country where excesses are the norm. Jews are forbidden from doing business in the UAE.
A 15-year-old Muslim girl leaped from a balcony in Italy rather than agreeing to her arranged marriage.
A 31-year-old Danish woman was shot dead in Pakistan in an honor killing.
In Georgia, a man killed his daughter from Chicago in an honor killing. That's Georgia, the state, in the United States.
It was reported this week that there have been more than 1,000 honor killings in Turkey over the past five years!
The group Human Rights Watch issued a statement condemning what it called the "slave" treatment of foreign women in Saudi Arabia. We've previously covered the story of the British woman who was stripped and forced to role in excrement after she and her male business partner met in a Starbucks for a meeting after the power went out in their office in the KSA.
In Iran, a woman's activist has been sentenced to five years in prison. This is the same nation that, in 1983, executed a Baha’i Sunday school teacher for failing to renounce her faith. The teacher was 17-years-old.
This has nothing to do with women's rights, but while on the subject of Iran, don't expect to see many blogs coming out of Iran. A new law applies the death penalty to those whose blogs promote prostitution or corruption in that nation. They already executed drug dealers and those who insult Islam in Iran.
In 2005 an Iranian blogger was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Freedom of speech is to be valued and protected worldwide. Those of us who are blessed to be living in nations where we can criticize our government should all be reacting with condemnation over those around the world who cannot.