Search Results for Tag: girls
In a bid to curb killings of baby girls in India, one doctor has started a unique initiative: He waives his fee if a girl is born in his hospital. But tackling deeply entrenched mindsets that favor boys is a challenge.
Date12.04.2017 | 15:57
TagsDiscrimination, feticide, gender equality, girls, India, Mulgi Vachva Abhiyan, pune, women's rights, womentalkonline
Last week, Malaysia considered outlawing child marriage, a contentious issue in the Muslim-majority nation, without success. Instead, an MP said nine-year-old girls are “physically and spiritually ready for marriage.”
Date12.04.2017 | 15:18
Date06.02.2017 | 10:36
TagsAbuse, Chhaupadi pratha, Discrimination, girls, menstruation, nepal, period, rape, tradition, women
From early childhood, I thought that I had a clear idea of life in rural Bangladesh despite the fact that I lived in the port city of Chittagong. My family had strong bonds with small towns and villages and we spent a lot of time there, in the lush and beautiful greenness. When my father died, I realized that there were many hidden realities.
Date06.02.2017 | 10:16
Tokyo has withdrawn its ambassador to Seoul after a new statue in honor of “comfort women” is placed outside its Busan consulate. There are also fears that the political turmoil in Seoul would jeopardize the 2015 deal.
Date10.01.2017 | 12:01
TagsBusan, comfort women, girls, Japan, Pacific War, Park Geun-hye, South Korea, Vienna Convention, Violence against women, women, women's rights