Search Results for Tag: girls’ rights
“Mary” was nine years old when her childhood abruptly ended. Three men fed her sedatives then raped her. Her mother, who had been washing clothes in a stream near their home in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, got home to find her child lying on the ground distraught, her legs and dress stained with blood.
Date14.01.2019 | 14:35
Tagschild rape, Freetown, gang rape, girls' rights, law, rape, sexual assault, Sexual offence, Sierra Leone, women's rights
Hundreds of under-age Egyptian girls enter temporary marriages with rich tourists from the Persian Gulf during the summer in return for money for their families. These unions – dubbed summer marriages – are not legally binding and end when the foreigners return to their own countries.
Date08.11.2018 | 12:25
TagsCairo, egypt, girls' rights, Human trafficking, prostitution, pverty, rape, sex tourism, summer bride, trafficking, under-age girls, women's rights
Perhaps she could have pursued a career as a high-flying lawyer, but Ida Thien has absolutely no regrets.
Thien, 27, is one of the four founders of Closing The Gap (CTG), a social project that helps high-potential students from challenging backgrounds overcome hurdles in order to gain access to higher education.
Date08.11.2018 | 10:33
Young Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai says that “one child, one pen, one book and one teacher can change the world”. Aimen Rubab agrees but points out that problems arise if the child is a girl, the pen is not free, books are not available and teachers are “totally biased against female students”.
Date10.10.2018 | 9:11
TagsDiscrimination, gender bias, Germany, girls' rights, International Day of Girl Child, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, women's rights
When a young girl is married off, there’s no denying it; her childhood ends and injustice begins. Not only is deprived of further opportunities for education, she is robbed of her innocence and the right to achieve her full potential.
Date09.10.2018 | 12:25
TagsASEAN, Borneo, Child marriage, girls' rights, International Day of Girl Child, Malaysia, Sabah, women's rights
I met two innocent girls singing at a crossroads during my trip to the Kashmir valley. There was an exuberance infused in their song and they were dancing without any care for tomorrow. It was probably a folk song. I don’t remember the girls’ names now. But I still recall their fondness for Maggi. One of them told me that whenever they got money from the tourists, they immediately headed to spend it at a local food stall. This little encounter with the two happy and talented souls stayed with me as a serendipitous memory for some time.
Date08.10.2018 | 9:53
TagsApoorva Agrawal, conflict, fearlessness, girls' rights, India, Kashmir, Kashmiri girls, muslim, women's rights
Chasing her dream of becoming a hockey player, Inayat Farooq from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has had to battle all the odds in Indian society since deciding to play at this beloved sport.
Date05.10.2018 | 13:22
Tags#sport, female players, girls' rights, hockey, Hockey players, India, Jammu, Kashmir, sportswomen, women's rights