There was a time sexual harassment at work was an issue shrouded under a veil of shame. Women who were at the receiving end of unwanted sexual attention either from peers or superiors did not report it for fear of ridicule. In case they raised a voice against it, their employment could be terminated. Sexual harassment at work is one of the leading causes of attrition for women at work.
Date07.06.2016 | 10:50
TagsElsa Mathews, empowering women, India, R K Pauchari, rape, sexual harassment, Tarun Tejpal, Tehelka, TERI, Vishaka Guidelines, women at work, women's rights
There was huge relief after one of the missing Chibok girls was found. She is one of the many captives who have been set free from Boko Haram. But those freed face a tough time of re-integrating back into society.
Date30.05.2016 | 12:31
Tags#Bringbackourgirls, Boko Haram, Chibok, empowering women, girls' rights, kidnap, Nigeria, Sambisa forest, stigma, women's rights
I know, you’ve read enough already! You probably shook your head when you saw the headline. Another rape? God, what is this country coming to? Why don’t they do something about it? The shock turns into anger and then the anger fades into resignation.
Date28.05.2016 | 13:37
Tags#justiceforjisha, gang rape, Jisha, Jyoti, mass rape, Nirbhaya, Roma Rajpal Weiß, Violence against women, women's rights
The central Indian state of Chhattisgarh has become a dangerous place for those who question the government. This, especially after the Indian government has vowed to unleash a massive offensive on Maoist rebels that human rights groups say doesn’t address the factors that has led to the Maoist insurgency in the first place.
Date28.05.2016 | 12:58
TagsBhela Bhatia, Chhattisgarh, Isha Khandelwal, JagLAg, Maoist insurgents, Murali Krishnan, Naxalities, women's rights
Women and girls in Ethiopia face a daunting number of challenges, including violence. Two out of three women actually believe that wife-beating is justified. All-female band Yegna is confronting the entrenched beliefs that hold Ethiopian women back.
Date10.05.2016 | 12:15
TagsChild marriage, domestic violence, Ethiopia, Ethiopia's Spice Girls, Eva Beyer, Nadina Schwarzbeck, women's rights, Yegna