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To curb the increasing incidents of rape in Haryana, the local village leaders have come up with a solution. They have suggested that the marriageable age for girls be lowered to 16 years. According to Indian law, girls cannot get married before they turn 18. This shocking statement has come a day after a teenaged girl from a lower caste immolated herself after being allegedly raped in Jind district in Haryana, India’s state notorious for being unsafe for women.
Date08.10.2012 | 14:35
TagsAbuse, haryana, India, marriage, Rights, Rural Women, sex, TV, women, women's rights, womentalkonline
The recently proposed bill by the Government of India to pay wages to housewives as recognition of their household labour has created a furore in the country. Debarati Mukherjee had a chance to speak with prominent social activist Medha Patkar about her views on the proposed bill. Here is an excerpt of the discussion.
Date04.10.2012 | 10:30
Tagsdebarati mukherjee, Forced marriage, government of India, medha patkar, narmada bachao andolan, women, women's rights, womentalkonline
“Living in the country I live in, especially when you want to be ‘yourself’ as a woman, especially when you choose for yourself, when you become the God of your own life and when you try controlling your own body, can be difficult”. Women Talk Online reader from Pakistan, Rukhsana Shama pleads her case.
Date04.10.2012 | 9:31
“… A tall, dark, handsome guy earning a six-digit salary. Should have the qualities of ‘Lord Rama’ because my parents have trained me to be like the goddess Sita.”
Apparently, an ideal wife looks best when paired with an ideal husband! But Tanushree Sharma Sandhu believes the ideal daughter should be assured of an equally good husband, on her own terms.
Date24.09.2012 | 12:07
Tagsgovernment of India, India, matrimony, Rama, salaries for housewives, Sita, south asia, Tanushree Sharma Sandhu, wife, womentalkonline
The weather reflects my mood today. It’s grey and cold and I’m wrapped up from head to toe. Newspapers are only annoying with information I don’t want. The one solace is that I don’t have to worry about looking sexy today, everybody is wrapped up in layers.
Date14.09.2012 | 13:24
Women love to express themselves and how! We found some very interesting blogs by women and on women’s issues, on topics ranging from fitness, relationships and literature to art and yoga. Here’s a short list.
Date24.08.2012 | 14:20
Who is a feminist? Are feminists groups of women fighting to change the world order, organizing a coup d’état to overthrow the “regime” of men? Are feminists women who organize rallies and scream slogans around the street?
Date17.08.2012 | 15:16
TagsAfghanistan, bangladesh, DW, feminist, gopalakrishnan, manasi, south asia, women, womentalkonline