Search Results for Tag: empowering girls
“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: a girl with a book.”
Malala Yousafzai said it, and it is true. Education is a right that is under threat by the Taliban in Pakistan. Police often have to stand guard outside schools. In the past the Taliban has attacked schools and killed children and teachers were killed. It could happen again any time. In Pakistan: education is an act of courage. See more here!
Date24.03.2016 | 15:15
TagsEducation, empowering girls, empowering women, extrimists, Gábor Halász, girl's education, girls' rights, Kabul, Malala Yousafzai, Pakistan, taliban, women's rights
Dunya Maumoon – Promoting Human Rights and Women’s Rights in the Maldives
On the occasion of International Women’s Day Dunya Maumoon, Foreign Minister of the Maldives has been speaking out on women’s rights in her island nation. Maumoon, for many years has been an ardent supporter of human rights and women’s rights in the Maldives, is the daughter of a former president. In a DW interview she underlined her commitment to women’s rights at home and abroad.
Date09.03.2016 | 14:01
TagsDunya Maumoon, Education, empowering girls, empowering women, Foreign Minister of the Maldives, girls' rights, International Women's Day, The Maldives, women's rights
“Why we are so” – Fighting Stereotypes about Women
A few months ago some women from Islamabad (Pakistan) organized a conference to raise awareness about rape and sexual assault. This conference was organized in one of the universities in Islamabad by the collaboration of “Gender And Woman Studies” department professionals. People from different walks of life attended the conference including politicians, teachers, students and social workers. The basic purpose of this conference was to raise awareness about the rape and harassment.
Date17.02.2016 | 12:19
Tags"Why we are so", “HUM AISY KYUN HEN”, #empowerwomen, empowering girls, empowering women, Gender and Woman Studies, gender stereotypes, harassment, Pakistan, rape, Roheena Sajid, sexual assault, women's rights
Muniba Mazari: Empowering Women and Girls in Pakistan
Muniba Mazari represents the modern woman in Pakistan. In a conservative country like Pakistan, she has broken the stereotypes. She is a writer, artist, singer, activist and a motivational speaker . The beautiful and attractive young female is also a paraplegic, having lost control of both legs after sustaining injuries in a car accident. Recently, UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Date05.02.2016 | 12:37
TagsBeenish Javed, empowering girls, empowering women, girls' rights, Muniba Mazari, Pakistan, Planet 50-50 by 230: Step It Up for Gender Equality, UN women, women's rights
Empowering Girls (I)
The capacity to bounce back and thrive in the face of adversity is not a natural talent or quality. Rather, it’s the result of a set of skills that can be learned. And no better has this been demonstrated in the impoverished state of Bihar in northern India.
Date29.01.2016 | 15:37
Tagsbihar, Child marriage, Education, empowering girls, empowering women, girls' rights, ICRW, India, International Center for Research on Women, Murali Krishnan, women's rights
Empowering Girls (II)
Child marriage, considered a human rights violation, is a prevalent phenomenon in India that many activists have been fighting against for decades. A report by the ICRW states that the prevalence of child marriage is 60 percent in the state of Bihar, the highest in the country.
Date29.01.2016 | 15:32
Tagsbihar, Child marriage, CorStone, Education for girls, empowering girls, empowering women, ICRW, India, women's rights
The world’s best female chef
Hélène Darroze discovered her love of cooking at an early age. Now she runs two restaurants, has two Michelin stars and has been proclaimed best female chef of the year by a British magazine. What’s her secret? Watch here!
Date07.11.2015 | 2:14
TagsAbuse, empowering girls, empowering women, Europe, female chef, Hélène Darroze, Kigali, Rajasthan, Rwanda, sexual violence, women's rights, womensrights