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The Cost of Being a Woman

Experts say that a lot still needs to be done to make women feel safe in the country

The clock strikes 8:30 in the morning. You are already running late for work so you rush out into the streets. As you walk down, a group of men start catcalling you and one of them whistles slyly.

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06.02.2017 | 10:09

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Are media to be blamed for gender stereotypes?

perempuan India

Are the media making big mistakes in the way they represent women? What about how they ‘show’ violence against women?

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01.11.2015 | 15:35

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Child marriage ‘epidemic’ on the rise in South Asia

cm7Human Rights Watch has urged Bangladesh to scrap a proposed legislation that calls for lowering the legal marriage age of girls to 16. Child marriage rates are very high in South Asia, with Bangladesh topping the list.

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26.06.2015 | 13:01

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Sometimes, I miss being single!

© Fotolia/Peter Atkins

© Fotolia/Peter Atkins

‘Singleton’ is not a privilege given to many women in South Asia. We are ‘protected’ closely by our families and then given away in marriage to the man who will ‘protect’ us. We grow up in one nest and then just before we get a chance to fly, the wings are clipped a little and we settle into another nest.

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27.03.2015 | 13:05

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5 great South Asian websites on women’s themes

Copyright: Amina Hassani

Copyright: Amina Hassani

Talking about women’s rights in South Asia need not be a serious matter all the time. Here is a selection of websites which tackle women’s themes with a personal touch.

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17.06.2014 | 14:52

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