Born in the mid-50s in Mazar-i-Sharif, a cultural and religious site in Afghanistan with famous shrines that get thousands of visitors annually, Dr Habiba Sarabi’s childhood was similar to that of many girls in her country. She grew up in a lower middle class household where money was tight, and her father preferred her brothers. She had to work twice as hard to show that she was capable of doing as much as them, if not more.
Date19.06.2015 | 15:53
Tags#empowerwomen, Afghanistan, Bamyan, Band-e Amir National Park, Dr. Habiba Sarabi, gender equality, Institute of Learning in Karachi, WHO, women's rights, World Health Organization
While Russia is pondering imposing restrictions on abortion rights, Amnesty International is urging Ireland to end its abortion ban. Read more news about women here and tell us if we miss something.
Date19.06.2015 | 14:07
TagsAbercrombie & Fitch, abortion, abortion law, abortion rights, Amnesty International, Angela Merkel, Aung San Suu Kyi, civil rights, civil rights activist, headscarf, I can do it, Ireland, muslim woman, Nazi, Rachel Dolezal, russia, women's rights
Women are victims of 80% of the roughly 1,500 acid attacks reported globally each year, says London-based charity Acid Survivors Trust International. These cowardly moves are meant to maim, disfigure or blind the victims. It is an atrocious act to cause shame, pain and suffering for other people.
Date12.06.2015 | 20:18
Tagsacid attack, Acid attacks in India, Acid Survivors Foundation India, Afghanistan, ASFI, bangladesh, Cambodia, National Commission for Women, NCW, Pakistan, women's rights
It is an ancient religious practice that still traps young girls in India in a life of sexual exploitation.
Date12.06.2015 | 16:01
Tags#sexualviolence, child prostitution, Devadasi, empowering girls, girls' rights, India, Murali Krishnan, servant of God, women's rights
Born in Dhaka, the bustling capital of Bangladesh, Aasha Mehreen Amin learnt to read and write in English early in her life thanks to her supportive and progressive parents. She got an opportunity to study economics at BostonCollege, where she found her rhythm in the analysis of the world’s current events and their links back to the state of her country.
Date12.06.2015 | 13:47