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Nearly all India’s Muslim women reject ‘triple talaq’ and polygamy (II)
Zakia Soman is a founder member of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), a mass organization of muslim women in India. According to a survey conducted by her organization, more than 90 percent of Muslim women surveyed in India want the “triple talaq” divorce ritual and polygamy banned from family civil law in the country.
Date04.09.2015 | 16:34
TagsAll India Muslim, divorce, India, Islamic organizatioan, muslim, Quran, talaq, tripple talaq, woman, women's rights
A vacation to India? No, thanks
Who? A 39 year old Swiss woman tourist travelling with her husband.
Where? Datia district, Madhya Pradesh, India. The couple was on a cycling tour and decided to camp overnight in a forest a few yards away from the main road.
When? In the night of March 15, 2013.
Date22.03.2013 | 10:13
TagsIndia, rape, roma rajpal, swiss, woman
Mob burns woman accused of being a ‘witch’
A 40-year-old woman was burned alive on Friday after a mob accused her of casting black magic spells in a remote village in southern Nepal, police said.
Dengani Mahato died after she was severely beaten, doused in kerosene and set alight for allegedly practising witchcraft, Gopal Bhandari, a superintendent of police in Chitwan district, told AFP. “Nine people started to beat her after a local shaman pointed the finger at her over the death of a boy a year ago,” the officer said. “They accused her of having something to do with the death of the boy, who had drowned in a river.”
Bhandari said the shaman and the nine locals suspected of taking part in the crime had been arrested on suspicion of murder. “They poured kerosene and threw straw over her and then set fire to her. No one came to her rescue. By the time we heard about it, she had already died,” he told AFP.
Date20.02.2012 | 9:57
TagsDengani Mahato, woman
A tough woman, a tougher job
Life is tough enough for women in Afghanistan, but things get more complicated when a young woman decides to take up journalism in a country riddled with conflict.
Tamana Jamily is one such young reporter-in-the-making. A student of media studies in Mazar-e-Sharif, Jamily works part-time at a radio station in her city. Supported by a scholarship from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, she is now in Bonn to hone her radio skills in the Deutsche Welle. Jamily speaks to DW’s Martina Bertram about the dangerous life of a journalist in her war-ravaged country.
Date29.12.2011 | 19:51
TagsAfghanistan, woman, women journalists