Date25.01.2019 | 15:02
TagsCenter for Human Rights in Iran, CHRI, Farhad Meysami, Hijab, Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Reza Khandan, women's rights
Legend has it that the world will come to an end if women scale the Agasthyarkoodam peak in India’s southern state of Kerala. But these women want to take a chance and prove tradition wrong.
Date25.01.2019 | 14:27
TagsAgasthya, Agasthyarkoodam, India, Kani, Kerala, mountain climbing, taboo, Tribal General Assembly, UNESCO Heritage Site, 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
Deepa (who only has one name) is sitting desolate in the corner of the busy Thane railway station in Mumbai. She looks exhausted, weary and frightened after a long train journey that lasted 8 hours …
Date18.01.2019 | 15:00
Tagschildren's rights, girls' rights, India, mumbai, Murali Krishnan, pornography, railway station, sexual abuse
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
In many countries women are excluded from religious rituals and banished from their homes while they are on their periods.
Date12.01.2019 | 21:02
Tagschhaupadi, Europa, Hinduism, India, Israel, menstruation, nepal, period, period pain, South America, tampon sex, Uganda, women's rights