Search Results for Tag: Forced marriage
Pakistan honor killings haunting young women
Khanzadi Mehboob lives in constant fear for her life after she married against the wishes of her family. Although honor killings are illegal, tribal customs in Pakistan often trump the rule of law. Sattar Khan reports.
Date23.10.2018 | 10:08
Kidnapped into marriage
In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman is abducted roughly every 40 minutes. ‘Ala kachuu’ is the name for the tradition dating from nomadic times. The old custom is becoming more and more common. Women are being kidnapped and forced to marry.
Date28.03.2017 | 12:47
Tagsabus, Ala kachuu, Child marriage, Forced marriage, kidnap, Kyrgyzstan, marriage, rape, Violence against women, women's rights, womentalkonline
Girls in the News
United Nation General Assembly has declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child (#dayofthegirlchild). This way the UN recognizes the special challenges many girls around the world are facing and stresses the importance of the fight of girls’ rights. For this we compiled tweets with information about girls’ education in many countries, the celebration of the Day of the Girl Cild and news about girls that made it to the headlines.
Date20.10.2015 | 11:54
Tags#dayofthegirlchild, Afghanistan, bangladesh, Child marriage, delhi, Farkhunda, Forced marriage, gang rape, India, Kenya, rape, smuggler, Syria, trafficker, women's rights, womensrights, Younis
Salma’s Story: Little Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision
Today I am going to share the inspiring story about Salma, a seven-year-old girl who sells snacks at the bus stop and studies for her future.
Date22.05.2015 | 15:11
The maid of household honor
The recently proposed bill by the Government of India to pay wages to housewives as recognition of their household labour has created a furore in the country. Debarati Mukherjee had a chance to speak with prominent social activist Medha Patkar about her views on the proposed bill. Here is an excerpt of the discussion.
Date04.10.2012 | 10:30
Tagsdebarati mukherjee, Forced marriage, government of India, medha patkar, narmada bachao andolan, women, women's rights, womentalkonline
Calling eager bloggers!
Most times, it’s about being fat, maybe too fat, as in the case of Holley Mangold, the US weightlifter who tips the scales at 157 kilograms and has been constantly suffering jibes about her ‘obvious’ weight problem. But what is your take on the connection between how you look and what you achieve?
Date07.08.2012 | 15:36
Tagsbeauty, Deutsche Welle, fashion, figure, Forced marriage, profession, weight, women
Indian father beheads daughter over alleged affairs
An Indian father cut off his daughter’s head and paraded it around his village after becoming enraged over her relationships with men, police in the western state of Rajasthan said Tuesday.
Date19.06.2012 | 10:23