Search Results for Tag: poverty
‘Sold by my brother’: the Mekong women pressed into marriage in China
Everyone did well from Nary’s marriage to a Chinese man, except the young Cambodian bride herself, who returned home from the six-year ordeal destitute, humiliated and with little prospect of seeing her son again.
Date11.12.2018 | 11:18
TagsBeijing, bride, bride trafficking, Cambodia, China, chinese man, domestic abuse, Human rights, laos, Myanmar, poverty, prostitution, trafficking, Vietnam, women's rights
Bangladesh child laborers: Victims of poverty, apathy and neglect:
In Bangladesh around 4.5 million children are working under hazardous conditions. Some 1.7 million of them live and work in the capital, Dhaka. DW correspondent Mustafiz Mamun has captured their every day lives on film.
Date03.09.2018 | 12:54
Tagsbangladesh, chemicals, child laborrer, children's rights, Dhaka, Education, girls' rights, kamrangi Char, Labor Law, pollution, poverty
Women increasingly drawn to right-wing populist parties, study shows
Right-wing populists are often depicted as angry white men. A new study, however, has found that women are increasingly supporting right-wing populist parties, and they are often more radical than their male peers.
Date30.08.2018 | 8:59
TagsAfD, Alice Weidel, anti refugees, Beata Szydlo, Chemnitz, Frauke Petry, Islamophobia, Marine Le Pen, migrants, PEGIDA, PiS, populist, poverty, right wing, women's rights, xenophobia
Mother’s Day – Not always a cause for celebration
The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in many countries. The feminist Ann Jarvis initiated it in the US in 1907 to honor her mother. But being a mom is a risk for many women all over the world.
Date12.05.2018 | 14:31
TagsAfghanistan, africa, China, East Africa, Education, malnutrition, mother, Mothers Index, poverty, Save the Children
Born to curse or be cursed?
Imagine this. Suddenly, one day you are accused of practicing witchcraft and are forced to live in isolation by society. You are accused of bewitching a neighbor’s child or of crop failure. You are forced to eat human excreta. Or you are tortured, attacked, doused with gasoline or beaten to death following the forced accusations.
Date24.04.2018 | 13:36
Tagsgender inequality, nepal, poverty, Preeti Shakya, supertitious, Violence against women, widow, witch, witchcraft, women, women's rights
In Mauritania, slavery’s last bastion
In Mauritania, northwestern Africa, slavery is a fact of modern life. It’s estimated that 10-20 percent of the country’s 3.5 million people are still enslaved in a system rooted in ethnic discrimination. – Author: Robert Asher and Safa Faki
Date04.01.2018 | 14:52
Tagscaste, Discrimination, domestic ause, ethnic discrimination, Human rights, Mauritania, poverty, slavery, women's rights
India does a U-turn and still fails to criminalize marital rape
A recent statement, Maneka Gandhi, India’s Women and Child Development Minister, says that marital rape cannot be applied to the Indian context. Her comments have raised many disturbing questions.
Date24.03.2016 | 15:33
Tagsdomestic violence, Education, empowering women, girls' rights, illiteracy, India, India’s Women and Child Development Minister, Maneka Gandhi, marital rape, poverty, Roma Rajpal Weiß, women's rights