Search Results for Tag: women’s rights
The world cupped: The inside story of the bra
It rarely sees the light of day but the upscale bra is the most tested, sweated over and highly engineered piece of clothing of all.
Date22.01.2019 | 15:19
Tagsbra, Cadolle, Christian Dior, DuPont, fashion, Francois Auguste Gamichon, French lingerie, lingerie, Promicor, Stephanie Perele, women's rights
Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands.
Date22.01.2019 | 13:27
Young girls in south India continue to be “dedicated” to village temples and then forced into prostitution despite laws banning the ancient ritual, researchers said.
The devadasi system, which involves putting a beaded necklace around girls and often leads to a life of sex work and slavery, goes unchecked in Karnataka state, according to two reports released this month.
Date22.01.2019 | 13:08
Tagsbride, Devadasi, India, karnataka, prostitute, sex work, sex worker, slavery, temple prostitute, women's rights
Last month, Boodsabann Chanthawong (below) joined a growing number of women defying generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at an unrecognised all-female monastery outside Bangkok.
Date21.01.2019 | 14:23
TagsBoodsabann Chanthawong, Buddhist, Dhammananda, female monk, Monk, novice, Songdhammakalyani monastery, Thailand, women's rights
Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few rubles to supplement meagre pensions.
Now a new Instagram project aims to change the public perception of their homely skills by promoting “granny chic” and help the women sell their knitted mittens, socks and other items online.
Date17.01.2019 | 12:37
Tagselderly women, fashion, granny chic, Instagram, knitting, pension, russia, widow, women's rights
It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling.
She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public.
Date15.01.2019 | 13:30
TagsArab, BabyFist, fashion, Gaza, harassment, Hassan Shehada, Instagram, Israel, Not your habibti, Palestina, taboo, women's rights, Yasmeen Mjalli
“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