Search Results for Tag: Afghan women
“Women and girls should never give up fighting for their rights”
A few months ago we have published the story of Dr Habiba Sarabi, who became Afghanistan’s first female provincial governor, appointed by the then President Hamid Karzai in 2005. She governed Bamyan and used this platform to promote the rich cultural heritage of the province. In this one-on-one Dr Sarabi shares her extraordinary journey towards becoming one of the foremost female voices in the Afghan politics right now.
Date05.10.2015 | 10:27
Women in the news
Media reports indicate that the Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is planning to lower the age of marriage for women. Afghanistan’s First Lady Rula Ghani wants to set an example for women in her country. Will she be succesful? Read more for women’s news that made it to the headlines in the last few days.
Date13.10.2014 | 7:58
The Afghan girl’s cry for help
As a child, I often imagined I would die in front of my family or class mates and they would express their love to me and grieve over my dead body. This thought gave me a lot of satisfaction and even though I never really wished to be dead, just thinking I could be close to death assured me that I was loved and cared for.
Date21.05.2013 | 12:18
TagsAfghan women, Afghanistan, girls, school, Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi, women
Shahina, a fighter
Recently, an eight-storied garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, leading to the death of several hundreds of workers. Many more are trapped inside the building even as rescue operations continue to remove those who are trapped under the rubble.
Womentalk blogger Aziza Ahmed related her own shocking experience.
Date30.04.2013 | 15:24
TagsAfghan women, Aziza Ahmed, bangladesh, collapse, womentalk
Call it a ‘black’ Republic Day
While the Indian government was celebrating its 64th Republic Day with pomp and grandeur, most young Indians were thinking that Republic day has lost its sense. The reason, they say, is that laws have not been revamped and do not ensure to justice for the victims of social crimes. Using social media as a platform to voice their protests and demands, the youth ofIndia has unified in one spirit and is showcasing its demands all across the country.
Date30.01.2013 | 13:43
TagsAfghan women, debarati mukherjee, delhi, gender, murder, rape, Rights, Women talk online
Abuse in the classroom
When you interview university students in Afghanistan, you can hardly find anyone who denies sexual harassment in the universities there. Professors teaching at the university are largely responsible for this abuse. You could get full marks or no marks in your exams; it simply depends on how you behave with them. Beautiful and stylish young girls are easy prey.
Date15.10.2012 | 10:54
TagsAbuse, Afghan women, Afghanistan, female, gender, women, womentalkonline
My life as a TV presenter
Marina Zaffari is a well-known face in Afghan television. Like any other intelligent woman, Zaffari was fed up of seeing the typical ‘pretty’ presenter in a political talk show, nodding at her male colleagues and saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as the situation demanded. She opted for a different track.
Date08.10.2012 | 15:08
TagsAfghan women, Afghanistan, Journalism, success comes in all shapes and sizes, women, women's rights, womentalkonline