Search Results for Tag: girls’ rights
At least 15 million girls have been victims of sexual violence, yet only 1 in 100 sought help, according to the UN’s children’s agency. Most children knew their abusers, says the report’s author Claudia Cappa.
Date25.11.2017 | 11:28
Tagsgirls' rights, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual violence, taboo, UNICEF, violence, women's rights
Her hair is tied up in a top knot. Thick kohl lines her eyes up to the temples. Her forehead is painted in red, with a silver agni chakchuu – the third eye, which is known as the fire eye – staring out from the center. She sits playfully on her mother’s lap while one by one people kneel down to offer her flowers, donations or simply to touch her feet. She appears shy to me, as if not used to receiving strangers. Despite the shyness, her eyes sparkle with curiosity.
Date20.11.2017 | 15:07
TagsBuddha, Durga, girls' rights, Hindu, Kathmandu, Kumari, living deity, living goddess, nepal, tradition, women's rights
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.
Date28.10.2017 | 15:45