Posts Tagged ‘Women’
 

 
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The origins of honour killings: “It hasn’t always been a man’s world”

After escaping a violent relationship, author and activist Amy Logan began a decade long journey into researching the origins and history of honour killing. What she discovered is that it has not always been a man’s world, th...
by Priyanka Mogul
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#FreeTheNipple: does the nipple need to be freed?

The #FreeTheNipple movement resurged last week, with women taking to social media in protest when an Icelandic teen became the victim of online trolls after she announced an upcoming “Free the Nipple” day at her school. 17...
by Tessa Evans
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Amelia Earhart: An inspiration for women everywhere

“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”                                                                [&h...
by Sneha Nanavati
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Influential women in the tech industry

Women in the technology sector face a whole host of obstacles to success. Structural sexism is widely reported, with 52% of women saying they are paid less for the same job. Zero women executive boards appear to be the norm, a...
by Sneha Nanavati
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Seven infographics that prove we still need International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is upon us once again. While the day has been a constant fixture across the world for almost 100 years, the principle it stands for – gender equality in education, politics and culture ...
by Heenali Patel
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Maimuna’s Fight Against FGM

The United Kingdom is one of the international leaders on topics such as Female Genital Mutilation, commonly known as FGM, with many summits on the topic held in London. However, the British government is much less progressive ...
by Charlaine Grosse-Lopez
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Protesters mark the anniversary of the Delhi gang rape of Jyoti Singh in 2012

India bans BBC documentary in attempt to sweep the rape crisis under the rug

Indian authorities have made the decision to ban the screening of BBC documentary, ‘India’s Daughter’, which was due to be broadcast on 8th March, International Women’s Day. The documentary recounts the ...
by Priyanka Mogul
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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
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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
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