A recent spate of jaw-dropping judgments and statements by judges and lawmakers in different parts of the world somehow seem to suggest that the unmistakable distinction between rape and consensual sex can get blurry in the very domains that should stringently uphold it, namely the courtroom and parliament.
Date18.04.2017 | 15:54
TagsBrenda Haas, consent, gang rape, Italy, Mexico, no means no, rape, sex, sexual assault, sexual harassment, women's rights
In Nigeria, Boko Haram is recruiting women and girls to carry out suicide bomb attacks. NGOs and the Nigerian government are working to rescue these women and reintroduce them to society and their families.
Date18.04.2017 | 15:14
Tags#Bringbackourgirls, #ChibokGirls, #NeverTobeForgotten, Boko Haram, Borno state, Chibok, female suicide bombers, Human Rights Watch, Nigeria, women's rights
Last week, Malaysia considered outlawing child marriage, a contentious issue in the Muslim-majority nation, without success. Instead, an MP said nine-year-old girls are “physically and spiritually ready for marriage.”
Date12.04.2017 | 15:18
In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
Date28.03.2017 | 12:47
Tagsabus, Ala kachuu, Child marriage, Forced marriage, kidnap, Kyrgyzstan, marriage, rape, Violence against women, women's rights, womentalkonline
Chantal Barlow is the initiator of Unconventional Apology Project. It’s about the powerful women who speak out against domestic violence. Read our interview with Chantal and find out what moved her to set up her unusual project.
Date21.03.2017 | 15:22
TagsAbuse, Delia Friess, domestic violence, Unconventional Apology Project, Violence against women, women's rights, womentalkonline