Posts Tagged ‘Women’
 

 
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Community Radio Empowering Rural Women In Bangladesh

“I want to be a journalist in future and to share knowledge and experience among the community people and same or similar fellows” commented Masing Yee, a young Fellow of the Free Press Unlimited Fellowship for Bangladeshi...
by Tithe Farhana
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Punching The South Asian Stereotype

‘So, you’re here to sign up for Muay Thai classes?’ We nodded together with expressions of apprehension yet excitement. ‘… And you’re both from India?’ X  interjected with a bit of a chuckle, ‘Not quite, I’m ...
by Abhisvara Sinha
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International Political Forum

‘An Extensive Human Rights Abuse That The EU Cannot Afford To Overlook’ – Estimating The Financial Cost Of Violence Against Women

A new survey published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in the first week of March revealed one in three women in Europe have suffered some form of violence, sexual or physical, in her lifetime. The rep...
by Isabella Grotto
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The Internet: Where Violence Is A Click Away

 “The Internet is considered a safe place for women to communicate but at the same time, the same anonymity, the same safety is also offered to those who use it to commit crimes and abuse [against] women.” Alice Wanjira-Mu...
by Eunice Kilonzo
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The ‘Invisible’ Scar, Crime

I wrote a Facebook update asking my friends to share on what to do in the event of rape. And, Moraa Osoro a pal wrote in caps: REPORT. REPORT. REPORT. Adding, “If it is not reported, it never happened.” The last bit was p...
by Eunice Kilonzo
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Why Lupita’s Oscar Win Matters

The various awards won by Twelve Years a Slave are hugely significant, but Kenyan Lupita’s Nyong’o’s win for best supporting female could be particularly paradigm-shifting. In 2002, Halle Berry became the fi...
by Christopher Clark
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Bought Brides: A Challenge To China’s Immigration Policy?

The huge flow of internal migrants in China is well-known and has been thoroughly reported on by observers of Chinese society (see this FAR article). Although less sizeable, another kind of migration is creeping up on the Part...
by Erik Svanberg
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Afghanistan Law To Silence Victims Of Honour Killings, Domestic Violence And Forced Marriage

A new law in Afghanistan might allow the perpetrators of domestic violence, honour killings and forced marriages to commit these crimes without any consequences – simply because they are related to the victim. The controv...
by Priyanka Mogul
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Modernising The World’s Oldest Profession In Argentina

Two weeks ago, Argentina’s Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Julio Alak pledged the passage of a law that would prosecute individuals for the consumption of prostitution during the 2014 legislative year.  The minister...
by Brian Comiskey
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