Women in the News
Another gang rape happened in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh just a week after similar incident took place. Read the story here and other news about women that made it to the headlines.
Girl gang-raped in Dhaka
A female worker was gang-raped allegedly by one of her colleagues and his two cohorts in Uttara area of Dhaka. The girl aged around 17 was a security guard of a super shop at Rajlaxmi Complex in Uttara. The victim’s brother told The Daily Star that the girl, who had been working with the shop for around one month, was forcibly taken to an under construction building around 8:30pm when she was returning to her residence from the workplace. Read more here from The Daily Star.
Yet another gang rape of teenage girl (Editorial)
We are appalled at the news of yet another gang rape of a teenage girl in the capital, only a week after a similar horrific incident took place in Mirpur where a Class IX student was allegedly raped by three youths. Read more here from The Daily Star.
Threatened, assaulted, trapped: Asia’s treatment of domestic workers laid bare
A 30-year-old Indonesian domestic worker, who now calls herself Susi, describes the start of the abuse cycle which shaped her life for nearly a year. Read more here from CNN.
Obama condemns anti-women traditions in final speech of Kenya visit
Speaking in front of a crowd of 5,000 in Nairobi, Obama says there is ‘no excuse’ for sexual assualt, domestic violence, forced marriage, or other traditions that treat women as second-class citizens. Read more here from The Guardian.
Years of effort are paying off in the fight against FGM
In the village of Nagaa El Haggar, community leaders, local associations, women, men, and children gathered to watch a series of plays performed by young actors, intended to raise awareness and engage people in FGM-related discussions. Read more here from Globalcitizen.
Indonesian literature ‘needs exposure to be noticed internationally’
Feby Indirani was an accomplished TV journalist when she decided to become a full-time author. In DW interview, she talks about the potential of Indonesian literature and her own journey as a writer. Read more here.
A pilot’s story: Flying high, at home and at work
Priti Kohal’s love of flying began when she was a 16-year-old living in Mumbai. But her passion for planes started sitting in the driving seat on the open road, not wide-open skies. Read more here from BBC.
Date03.08.2015 | 13:33
Tagsasia, bangladesh, Chibok, Dhaka, domestic worker, female genital mutilation, FGM, gang rape, Hong Kong, Indonesian literature, Nigeria, Obama, rape, women's rights