China’s decades-long one-child policy has left the country with far fewer women of marriage age than men.
For some years now, a charity in Laos has been providing women at risk of being trafficked with a new tool to seek help: the Chinese social media app WeChat.
Date07.12.2018 | 13:00
TagsBangkok, Canada, China, forced prostitution, International Labour Organization, laos, marriage, Myanmar, prostitution, UNODC, VFI, Vientiane, Vietnam, Village Focus International, WeChat, women's rights
Marytrini Aguilar, a 43-year-old Mexican woman with a stable marriage and two grown children, may not be what most people have in mind when they think of the word “sexting.”
Date06.12.2018 | 13:31
Tagsfemicide, Jennife Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, marriage, married women, Mexico, private part, Rihanna, sexting, sexuality, United nations, Violence against women, women's rights
The band gathers in a small carpentry shop on the outskirts of Iran’s capital, with sawdust still in the air but the buzzing of the jigsaws now exchanged for the soft feedback of an amplifier.
Date04.12.2018 | 14:57
TagsAfghan, Afghanistan, Arikayn, burqa, Iran, Osama bin Laden, refugees, taliban, UNESCO, women's rights
Abortion? Until now the issue has become a controversy. WHO notes, every year, there are around 50 million cases of abortion in the world. In Bandung, Indonesia, there is a house that accommodates prospective mothers who are unwillingly pregnant. The place is called Rumah RUTH or House of RUTH.
Date02.12.2018 | 15:29
Tagsabortion, Bandung, BKKBN, children's rights, House of RUTH, Indonesia, Pregnancy, pregnancy and childbirth, rape, Rumah RUTH, unwanted pregnancy, women's health, women's rights
For as long as she can remember, Ayeesha Siddiqua has fought her male relatives for access to toilets — but a sanitation drive by new premier Imran Khan could make life easier for women in patriarchal Pakistan.
Date29.11.2018 | 11:14
Tagscholera, Clean Green Pakistan, dysentery, Hepatitis, hygiene, Imran Khan, Pakistan, patriarchal society, Punjab, toilet, Typhoid, women's rights
According to media reports, Maknun was harassed by the head of a school where she worked as a contract teacher on the island of Lombok.
Date20.11.2018 | 13:03
Sonia Shehzadi lives in a conservative village in the province of Punjab in Pakistan where opportunities for girls and young women to access education are limited because there is poor public transportation and they cannot ride a motor bike freely. To help her family do the daily tasks and to complete her education, Shezadi dresses like a man.
Date16.11.2018 | 15:20
TagsAfghanistan, Basha Posh, Beenish Javed, Cricket, modesty, Pakistan, patriarchy, Punjab, women's rights