Search Results for Tag: Human rights
Insults, violence, attacks on refugee centres. Is this the answer of an enlightened, democratic society, shaped by human and humane values? Fereshta Ludin, high school teacher and former refugee, calls us all to account.
Date10.09.2018 | 9:55
Tags#refugeeswelcome, #wirsindmehr, Afghanistan, asylum seekers, Chemnitz, Europe, Fereshta Ludin, Human rights, refugees, women's rights
SHE is a humanitarian worker by day and an artist by night. And both vocations come together beautifully, like a woven tapestry.
Yante Ismail has been involved in non-profit and humanitarian work for 20 years. For the past decade, she has also been a professional artist. Her artwork brings attention to human rights issues, particularly women’s rights and empowerment.
Date04.09.2018 | 13:27
Tagsbangladesh, Cox's Bazar, Human rights, Malaysia, Malaysian AIDS Council, women's rights, xenophobia, Yante Ismail
Homosexuality is a taboo in Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim country. To foster awareness about the rights of homosexual people, the country’s largest gay rights group has launched a lesbian comic strip
Date31.08.2018 | 11:38
Thanaka, a paste that has been used for centuries to protect skin from the sun, is traditionally applied in swirls to the cheeks of Rohingya Muslim women. Itʹs a custom female refugees in Bangladesh are keen to preserve.
Date28.08.2018 | 15:22
Tagsbangladesh, beauty, Cox's Bazar, female refugees, girls' rights, Human rights, muslim, Myanmar, paste, Rohingya, Thanaka, women's rights
“I see no other option but to start a hunger strike from August 23. It is the only way I can express my protest against the continued pressure on my family and friends,” wrote jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh in a note posted on her husband’s Facebook page.
Date28.08.2018 | 14:51
TagsBarbara Lochbihler, Evin prison, Farhad Meisami, Hassan Rouhani, Human rights, hunger strike, Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Shirin Ebadi, women's rights
“Ala kachuu” is Kyrgyz and translates as “Grab her and run”. What sounds like an entertaining popular sport is actually the widespread practice of kidnapping women and forcing them into marriage. With her initiative “Ala kachuu is not cool!” Kyrgyz Svetlana Dzardanova is taking a stand against the alleged custom.
Date24.08.2018 | 14:37
TagsAla kachuu, bride abduction, Human rights, Kazakhstan, kidnapping, Kyrgyzstan, rape, social norm, women's rights
After years of living under house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was finally set free by the Chinese government. She has now left China, leaving behind a painful history.
Date10.07.2018 | 20:03
TagsAmnesty International, Charter 08, China, Human rights, Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize, women's rights