Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to scrap a proposed legislation that calls for lowering the legal marriage age of girls to 16. Child marriage rates are very high in South Asia, with Bangladesh topping the list.
Date26.06.2015 | 13:01
TagsAfghanistan, bangladesh, Child marriage, girls' rights, HRW, human rights violation, Human Rights Watch, marital rape, Pakistan, south asia, women's rights
Arifa Noor, resident editor of ‘Dawn’, a daily newspaper published from Islamabad, Pakistan, describes her role as a woman journalist in the following words: “It’s my job to think differently – on war, on politics, on crime and everything else that is covered by the paper I edit. I am here to provide diversity, to celebrate difference. Women are not here [the media] to be limited to a topic or an issue. We are here and we are the difference.”
Date26.06.2015 | 12:42
Tagsislamabad, journalist, Media, Nadia Sharmeen, Pakistan, Palwasha Tokhi Miranzai, press, press freedom, Sabeen Mahmud, sexual harassment, Shirin Dalvi, women's rights
An article about wearing hijab or burka got most responses from our readers. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comments of the Week.
Date26.06.2015 | 12:25
Date26.06.2015 | 11:59
TagsAlzheimer, Germany, Heidi Levine, IS, ISIL, ISIS, Islamic State, jeans, malala, skinny jeans, Syria
DW’s the Bobs competition 2015 (#thebobs15) has given an award to the Mukto Mona blog, which means ‘freethinker’ in English. One of the bloggers of the group blogging site, Rafida Ahmed Bonya, will receive the award on June 23, 2015 at GMF (#dw_gmf). We will follow her during the visit and will include regular updates about her. So stay with us!
Date20.06.2015 | 16:10
Tags#dw_gmf, #thebobs15, Arafatul Islam, assault, Avijit Roy, bangladesh, blogger, Dr. Avijit Roy, Freethinker, Global Media Forum, Mukto-Mona, Rahida Ahmed, religious fundamentalists, The Bobs