Posts Tagged ‘Women’


Indonesia’s Virginity Tests: A Growing Women’s Rights Violation

Indonesia’s city of Jember recently proposed imposing a state-sponsored two-finger test to check for the virginity of female high school students, preventing those who have engaged in pre-marital sex from receiving their ...
by Hina Tai


Femme International Director Sabrina Rubli: Introducing Menstrual Cups in East Africa

Sabrina is a passionate advocate for women’s rights, and firmly believes that female empowerment is the key to a prosperous society. As a feminist, activist and humanitarian, she is thrilled to be bringing attention to th...
by Heenali Patel


How One Lebanese Woman Got Everyone Talking About Porn

A new song has been making its way around Lebanese airwaves, one that’s sparked both laughter and groans. “I can’t believe there’s even a song about her now!” commented a Facebook user. The song in question? It’s ca...
by Meryl Haddad



Five Milestones For Women’s Rights We Should Achieve In 2015

This year will see the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in September 1995 in Beijing, which produced a blueprint for advancing women’s rights.  20 years on, what  still needs to be done for women?
by Sneha Nanavati


Career Disruption And What It Means For Women In Seoul Today?

A new study recently published has shown that one in three women in Seoul are experiencing a widening age gap. This comes after many women reported to have suffered from career disruptions. During the past two decades, South Ko...
by Nuzhat Fatima

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Somewhere In America…

If you haven’t already seen this video then you need to stop EVERYTHING you are doing right now. Watch it. I can guarantee it will be the most powerful thing you will watch this year! The video is of three American teenag...
by Rebecca Shearer



Driving Ban And Women’s Rights In Saudi Arabia

Two female Saudi activists were sent to the Specialised Criminal Court that deals with terrorist cases in capital city Riyadh after they were caught trying to drive into the Kingdom.
by Bauke Danielle Schram


‘Me’: On Gender Constructs

This poem is about attitudes that try to define a particular gender, and how different societal labels lead to subtle discrimination.      I was born, and you looked at your weighing scales. I babbled, she smiled and filled ...
by Minal Ruhela


Top 10 Superheroines To Watch Out For Beyond 2014

Think of a movie superhero, and the odds are you will imagine a muscular white man equipped with spandex and a suitable amount of chest hair. But if 2014 is anything to go by, that may be about to change.
by Heenali Patel