Another gang rape happened in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh just a week after similar incident took place. Read the story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.
Date03.08.2015 | 13:33
Tagsasia, bangladesh, Chibok, Dhaka, domestic worker, female genital mutilation, FGM, gang rape, Hong Kong, Indonesian literature, Nigeria, Obama, rape, women's rights
Till a year ago, she could not have ever imagined that she would be working in a minefield every day, strapping on 25 kilograms of equipment to search for the very explosives that used to give her nightmares as a child. Today, though she can identify 10 different types of mines just by sight and, over time, the minefield has become familiar territory.
Date24.07.2015 | 15:17
Tags#heforshe, Afghanistan, deminer, girls' rights, humanitarian deminer, landmine, Norwegian People's Aid, NPA, Tajikistan, women's rights, womensrights
Scilla Elworthy Ph.D., Councillor of the World Future Council and founder of the Oxford Research Group and Peace Direct, was the one of the first women to publish a report on female genital mutilation that led to the World Health Organization campaign to eradicate the practice. Three-time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, she recently published her latest book “Pioneering the Possible – Awakened Leadership for a World that works” and is certain that a different future for all of humanity is possible, if humans wake up.
Date24.07.2015 | 14:22
Tagsfemale genital mutilation, Nobel Peace Prize, Oxford Research Group, Peace Direct, Rising Women, Rising World, Scilla Elworthy, World Future Council, World Health Organization
In some countries women have to pretend to be men to be able to work and earn money for the family, or girls have to pretend to be boys to be accepted or even to protect themselves from rape and other form of violence. The post about a mother who pretends to be a man to be able to earn money for her family got a lot of respond from readers this week. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comment of the Week and stay tuned for next week’s edition!
Date24.07.2015 | 14:10
Tags#ConfidentWomen, ConfidentWoman, Education for girls, empowering girls, empowering women, girls's rights, women's rights
The belief in witchcraft, sorcery and the occult often times causes people to be wrongly accused of being a witch. In the last couple of months this has led to several killings in India’s eastern state of Assam. Read this story and other news about women here!
Date24.07.2015 | 13:58
Tags#sorcery, Assam, girls' rights, Human trafficking, nepal, occult, trafficking, witch-hunting, witchcraft, women, women's rights