Search Results for Tag: south asia
Pakistan’s Dangal sisters aim high
Hamda,18, and Laiba, 16, are kabaddi players and even on Pakistan’s national women’s team. The girls are often compared to the Dangal sisters of Bollywood fame who were high-level wrestlers. I spoke to the girls and their father and trainer Rai Masood Kharal, to find out more about what motivated them to play this male-dominated sport.
Date26.10.2018 | 14:02
Tagsbollywood, conservative, Dangal, Kabaddi, Pakistan, south asia
Bangladesh’s first lesbian comic strip heroine
Homosexuality is a taboo in Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim country. To foster awareness about the rights of homosexual people, the country’s largest gay rights group has launched a lesbian comic strip
Date31.08.2018 | 11:38
Tagsbangladesh, comic, Dhee, gays, Human rights, lesbian, LGBT, Mulim, south asia, women's rights
‘Feminist movement gaining momentum in Pakistan’
The ongoing battle for women’s rights in Europe has been long and hard. Movements are stirred up and gaining momentum in Pakistan as well as in other south Asian countries. How this pursuit of struggle has shaped up, and whether it has brighter prospects in a conservative country like Pakistan? Sadaf Mirza, an eminent female writer and analyst, discusses it in an exclusive talk with DW.
Date28.07.2018 | 13:27
Tagsequal rights, feminism, India, Muslim Women, Pakistan, Sadaf Mirza, Saima Hyder-Zaidi, south asia, Zia Ul Haq
Tattoos in the Horn
Unique facial and body markings are used across the Horn of Africa to enhance female beauty, although some are more controversial than others.
Date16.07.2018 | 10:09
Tagsafrica, Arabian Peninsula, Djibouti, Horn of Africa, North Africa, Ramadan, Somalia, south asia, tattoo
Violence against Women in Nepal: The Downside of Denial
On March 14th of this year, a 23-year-old woman, whom the police identified as Sunita, was severely beaten for refusing a marriage proposal in Kanchanpur, Nepal. She had her eyes gouged out and hot ghee poured over her body. The suspect Rakesh Chand, who had offered his hand in marriage, then fled. He had been harassing her for months and had already attacked her in the past.
Date03.05.2018 | 9:34
TagsDiscrimination, gender, India, marriage, marriage proposal, nepal, Preeti Shakya, south asia, Violence against women
‘Surrogacy is not just exploitation and commerce’
Sonata’s interest in surrogacy was awakened mainly by her personal situation, but she discovered in the course of her researches that the phenomenon goes much beyond the “exploitation of women’s bodies and their reproductive system” condemned by the European Parliament.
Date02.08.2017 | 9:26
TagsEuropa Parliament, Global Belly, India, sex work, south asia, Surrogacy, womanhood, women's rights
The Cost of Being a Woman
The clock strikes 8:30 in the morning. You are already running late for work so you rush out into the streets. As you walk down, a group of men start catcalling you and one of them whistles slyly.
Date06.02.2017 | 10:09
Tagscatcall, Eve teasing, men, sexual harassment, south asia, women, women's rights