Search Results for Tag: girls’ rights
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
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
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
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
Karolin Klüppel, a Berlin-based photographer, travelled to the Indian State of Meghalaya to capture one of the world’s rare matrilineal tribes through her photographic lens.
Date04.08.2015 | 12:27
Tags#BecauseIAmaGirl, #IndianWomen, cleanest village in Asia, empowering women, girls' rights, God's own Garden, India, Karoline Klüppel, Khasi, Kingdom of Girls, Mädchenland, matrilineal society, Meghalaya, women's rights
Till a year ago, she could not have ever imagined that she would be working in a minefield every day, strapping on 25 kilograms of equipment to search for the very explosives that used to give her nightmares as a child. Today, though she can identify 10 different types of mines just by sight and, over time, the minefield has become familiar territory.
Date24.07.2015 | 15:17
Tags#heforshe, Afghanistan, deminer, girls' rights, humanitarian deminer, landmine, Norwegian People's Aid, NPA, Tajikistan, women's rights, womensrights
The belief in witchcraft, sorcery and the occult often times causes people to be wrongly accused of being a witch. In the last couple of months this has led to several killings in India’s eastern state of Assam. Read this story and other news about women here!
Date24.07.2015 | 13:58
Tags#sorcery, Assam, girls' rights, Human trafficking, nepal, occult, trafficking, witch-hunting, witchcraft, women, women's rights