Posts Tagged ‘Women’

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Indian Politicians Are At The Heart Of The Country’s Misogyny Epidemic

Recently George Osborne visited India on a mission to encourage further trade links. There was much talk of the economic potential of India, to match the weight of expectation the Indian people have placed on Narenda Modi’s n...
by Lucy Ratcliffe


The Dangers Of Comparing Domestic Violence Between Men and Women

A while ago, a domestic abuse advert by the ‘Man Kind Initiative’ was uploaded on YouTube. The advert was produced by the charity to highlight that violence does in fact occur against men, such as domestic abuse. Al...
by Nuzhat Fatima

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Sexual Violence In Conflict Zones: When Will It End?

Throughout the reporting of international conflict, debate and discussions frequently revolve solely around issues of military actions, foreign spending, and often a clash of ideologies. As a result, an essential element to th...
by Nora Turriago


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High-Flying Saudi Woman Becomes Second In The Country To Receive A Pilot’s License

Captain Yasmeen Muhammad Yusuf Al-Maimani has become the second Saudi Arabian woman to earn her commercial pilot license. 20-year-old Yasmeen Muhammad Yusuf Al-Maimani has successfully received her commercial pilot license, m...
by Urban Times

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After An Indian Minister Says ‘Sometimes Rape Is Right’, #MenAgainstRape Stand Up In Pakistan

Is it easier to condemn rape when it happens elsewhere? How about when it happens right across the border? The #MenAgainstRape hashtag started trending again, this time in Pakistan, reportedly after Babulal Gaur, an Indian ...
by Global Voices


One British Woman’s Fight To Save A Nigerian Woman And Her Daughters From A Cruel Tradition

As an active participant in the fight against FGM in the UK, Anj Handa was contacted by the Leeds Migrant Access Partnership early this year asking whether she would meet with one of their peer volunteers, indicating that they ...
by Priyanka Mogul


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Taking A Stand Against Street Harassment

Street harassment is a global issue which affects many people around the world in both developed and developing countries. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh has produced an art series called Stop Telling Women To Smile which portrays th...
by Thejas Jagannath

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Boko Haram: Please #BringBackOurGirls

This is going to be an extremely ambitious post. Boko Haram, please #BringBackOurGirls. Or, better still, let them go. Well, you most probably are aware that about 276 school girls in Nigeria were abducted by Boko Haramwho hav...
by Eunice Kilonzo

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Forced Motherhood: Are Abortion Laws A Denial Of Human Rights?

Rape and pregnancy are typically not the concerns of children, or so we would hope. Yet, these are precisely issues faced by young girls across the globe, including a 10-year-old Senegalese girl who has been denied an abortion ...
by Naomi Hanna