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Road to empowerment for muslim girls and women

The hunger to learn and have an education is a dream most Kashmiri girls aspire and want. © Murali Krishnan

Empowerment for Muslim women in India is still some distance away. Many are denied an education and forced into early marriages. But a recent Supreme Court ruling banning unilateral divorce could be the harbinger of better things to come.

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28.10.2017 | 15:45

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GirlHype – Empowering women and girls in South Africa

Amidst the grandeur of Cape Town, SA’s main tourist hotspot, lies the informal township of Khayelitsha. In stark contrast to the affluent neighboring towns in Cape Town, many people are afraid to venture here and few believe that any good can come from this community. However Baratang Miya, a self-taught software developer and the founder of the non-profit organization GirlHype, believes otherwise. Through her organization, she aims to empower women and girls with technology and entrepreneurship. She delights in finding “wealth” in a community such as Khayelitsha.

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28.10.2017 | 15:34

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‘How not to treat a woman,’ starring Harvey Weinstein, executive producer

Harvey Weinstein, (3rd from left) and Gwyneth Paltrow (4th from left) after receiving the Oscar for best picture for “Shakespeare In Love” during the 71st Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 21, 1999

“I’m a famous guy,” he said. But fame, wealth and influence couldn’t protect this sexual predator from his insatiable appetite for helpless young starlets forever. He dangled the promises of a glamorous and successful career to lure and force himself on young, starry-eyed wannabe celebs. Hollywood, according to actress Mayiam Bialik, “rewards physical beauty and sex appeal above all else and profits from the mistreatment of women.”

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24.10.2017 | 14:48

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