Search Results for Tag: girls’ rights
Empowerment for Muslim women in India is still some distance away. Many are denied an education and forced into early marriages. But a recent Supreme Court ruling banning unilateral divorce could be the harbinger of better things to come.
Date28.10.2017 | 15:45
Amidst the grandeur of Cape Town, SA’s main tourist hotspot, lies the informal township of Khayelitsha. In stark contrast to the affluent neighboring towns in Cape Town, many people are afraid to venture here and few believe that any good can come from this community. However Baratang Miya, a self-taught software developer and the founder of the non-profit organization GirlHype, believes otherwise. Through her organization, she aims to empower women and girls with technology and entrepreneurship. She delights in finding “wealth” in a community such as Khayelitsha.
Date28.10.2017 | 15:34
TagsBaratang Miya, Cape Town, GirlHype, girls' rights, Khayelitsha, Sarona Wolter, South Africa, women's rights
Gulalai Ismail, a Pakistani human rights activist from the Swabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was recently awarded the Reach All Women in War (RAW) Anna Politkovskaya Award alongside the late Indian journalist, Gauri Lankesh.
Date17.10.2017 | 16:41
Urmila was never allowed to be a child. She was already a slave when she was six. She worked for a rich family. The experience left a trace but did not break her. She has declared war against the child slavery system in Nepal.
Date16.09.2017 | 13:39
Tagschild slavery, Freed Kamalari Development Forum, girls' rights, Kamalari, nepal, Terre de Femmes, Tharu, Urmila Chaudhary, women's rights
In 2016, #blessed took on a whole new meaning in South Africa, as supposedly “blessed” women took to social media, aka virtual reality, to unashamedly flaunt their gifts of luxury holidays, expensive cars, kitted from head to toe in branded, fancy threads.
Date21.08.2017 | 15:06
Tags#notinmyname, blessed women, girls' rights, HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Sarona Wolter, sex, South Africa, women's rights
Located in Marrakesh the project Pikala Bikes runs a bicycle training center for teens and young adults. There they learn how to restore, repair and maintain a wide variety of bicycles. Moreover this project offers a chance for girls and young women to develop themselves. DW spoke to Cantal Bakker, the director of Pikala Bikes.
Date16.08.2017 | 19:31
Tagsbike, biking, Cantal Bakker, Casablanca, Education, girls' rights, Marakesh, morocco, patriarchy, Pikala Bikes, Rabat, women's rights
Mrs. Rosalind Ho, my English teacher in lower secondary school, passed away in mid-April this year.
I last saw her some 28 years ago, when I completed my secondary education. Seeing her obituary reignited memories of my teenage years, underscoring the indelible mark she left on me personally and professionally.
Date06.06.2017 | 11:43