Search Results for Tag: Violence against women
Every year, hundreds of women in India are attacked and even murdered after being accused of being witches. DW travelled to India’s eastern state of Jharkhand to take a closer look at what could be behind this often fatal superstition.
Date16.08.2016 | 15:04
TagsAdivasi, Assam, Bodo, Hajong, India, Jharkhand, Rabha, Violence against women, witch hunt, witchcraft, women's rights
“This group should be banned! These idiot mullahs!” He remarked in a disgruntled tone, as he scrolled through the television channels, with a beer can in one hand and a TV remote control in another. She confidently nodded in agreement. I remained silent, but they heard me breathe a heavy sigh. I was the guest, he and his wife the hosts. In such awkward situations, I keep my opinions to myself. I prefer not to ruin the environment. Before the silence could suffocate us, she got up to pour me another cup of green tea. I noticed she was still slightly limping, her knee still badly sore from the gold plated Italian vase thrown at her eight days ago.
Date21.06.2016 | 10:17
TagsAyesha Hasan, CII, Council of Islamic Ideology, mullah, Pakistan, Violence against women, women's rights
I know, you’ve read enough already! You probably shook your head when you saw the headline. Another rape? God, what is this country coming to? Why don’t they do something about it? The shock turns into anger and then the anger fades into resignation.
Date28.05.2016 | 13:37
Tags#justiceforjisha, gang rape, Jisha, Jyoti, mass rape, Nirbhaya, Roma Rajpal Weiß, Violence against women, women's rights
The mullah culture is a constant threat to new and secular feminism in Pakistan, writes feminist writer Ayesha Hasan.
Date17.03.2016 | 15:06
TagsAbuse, Ayesha Hasan, Council of Islamic Ideology, empowering women, Honor killing, islam, jirga, Pakistan, Pakistan Women Lawyer's Association, Punjab, The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, un-islamic, Violence against women, Women Protection Bill, Women's Action Forum, women's rights
What can be done to protect women against sexual assaults? In India the state of Haryana has launched an all-female police unit. Read the news here, and other news about women.
Date24.11.2015 | 15:50
TagsAngela Merkel, Anne Frank, Boko Haram, Chibok, female viagra, gang rape, German chancellor, haryana, India, menopause, rape, Victoria's Secret, Violence against women, women's rights
Have you ever seen a Bollywood movie? Tell us what you think. The article about Bollywood and vulgarity on screen got the most comments from our readers this week. Check out here if your comment has been chosen for this week’s Comment of the Week!
Date14.11.2015 | 16:52
Tags#StopRape, Arundhati Roy, bollywood, India, India's Daughter, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women, Mawlynnong, Media, Meghalaya, Violence against women, women's rights, womensrights
This week’s reader’s comments are mostly given to articles about sexual harassment and violence against women. Read the comments here, and don’t foget to comment articles we post in Facebook and Twitter. You might find your name in next week’s Comments of the Week.
Date22.05.2015 | 15:13
Tags#sexualviolence, #strengthie, abusive relationship, sexual harassment, Violence against women, Women empowerment, women's rights