Search Results for Tag: marriage
In the past, whenever someone would tell me that they were in a long-distance relationship (LDR), one that crossed countries and time zones and cultures that I knew nothing about, my first reaction was always: “What is wrong with you? This isn’t going to work!” I’m so glad that I was proved wrong by a friend who went on to marry an Australian boyfriend she had met in South Africa during the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
Date09.07.2018 | 13:59
On March 14th of this year, a 23-year-old woman, whom the police identified as Sunita, was severely beaten for refusing a marriage proposal in Kanchanpur, Nepal. She had her eyes gouged out and hot ghee poured over her body. The suspect Rakesh Chand, who had offered his hand in marriage, then fled. He had been harassing her for months and had already attacked her in the past.
Date03.05.2018 | 9:34
TagsDiscrimination, gender, India, marriage, marriage proposal, nepal, Preeti Shakya, south asia, Violence against women
I just knew I had to follow the smile in his golden eyes into the sunset. It involved jumping on a plane, while barely knowing the inner workings of his soul or where on Google’s map he lived. It involved a great deal of bravery, a trusting heart, money I wasn’t sure I had, faith the size of a mustard seed and a spirit of adventure.
Date20.06.2017 | 10:44
Tagsexpat, Germany, marriage, marriage system, Rights, Sarona Wolter, South Africa, Women talk online, women's rights
A nation that can take pride in leading women in fields including politics, education and cyber security is ranked almost the worst for gender equality. DW’s head of Urdu, Kishwar Mustafa, explores this dilemma.
Date24.04.2017 | 6:51
TagsBenazir Bhutto, chauvinism, Donald Trump, family, Kishwar Mustafa, malala, marriage, Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistan, women, women's rights
In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
Date28.03.2017 | 12:47
Tagsabus, Ala kachuu, Child marriage, Forced marriage, kidnap, Kyrgyzstan, marriage, rape, Violence against women, women's rights, womentalkonline
I read a good blog a few days ago. The title is Getting Married is not an Accomplishment, written by Natalie Brooke. In her blog the author states that society tends to see “getting hitched” as a much greater accomplishment than getting a promotion or having a great career.
Date03.03.2016 | 11:06
Tags#sexism, glas ceiling, marriage, Natalie Brooke, single, single mother, Single women, singleton, stereotypes, women's rights
Some questions need to be answered with reason not with fury. But some men just punish women when they question them about the respect they ought to get – the respect, a mother should have taught her sons. But if they do not teach this to their sons, they as women (mothers) betray other women (wives/daughter-in-laws).
Date12.12.2015 | 11:51
Tagsdomestic violence, girls, household, income, marriage, men, obedience, Pakistan, polygamy, submissive, violence, women, women's rights, womensrights