A hardworking woman, she sets off at the break of dawn to fetch fodder and water for the family. She carries a water pot on her head and clothes to be washed at the village well or at the nearby water stream. She starts her hectic day by washing dirty laundry for the whole family, then carrying back the clean clothes, fodder and drinking water home.
Men who are found guilty of harassing women in Saudi Arabia will be publicly shamed and fined, according to a new legislation that is still being drafted.
A new law calling for separation of men and women employees in governmental offices will be enforced soon in Iran’s city of Bushehr, reported a Persian language news publication Asr-Iran.
At the bottom of South Asia’s caste, class and gender hierarchies, are Dalit women.
Parveena Ahangar hasn't known peace for years.
WOMAN: THE WORLD NEEDS YOU, YOU NEED YOU!
I might regret what I am about to say to you.
But I might regret it even more if I don't say it.
United Nations Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo urged the UN community, donors and other stakeholders to address more directly the needs of the Somalian people by balancing between immediate humanitarian requirements and the promotion and protection of women’s human rights.
This year, millions of women have taken to the streets in the Arab world to demand change.
The rise of polygamous marriages since Tajikistan became independent two decades ago has left “second wives” with few legal and economic rights.
Since the 1980s, grandparents in China had to grudgingly accept that there'd be only one grandchild. Now they have hope of expanding their family trees despite the possible reluctance of their children.
Ishika Mondal, 34, works for two hours every day in waist deep water, trying to keep the fragile ‘Gracilaria’ or ‘Seola’ (seaweed) seeds alive at the small experimental seed bank in her village of Harekrishnapur in Sunderbans, West Bengal. “This is our hope for the future. Selling the seaweed every 40 days will bring money for our families,” says Ishika.
Maybe it was the defiant glint in her eye. Maybe it was the way she dragged her feet on the way to join the other underage girls in tube tops and 8-inch heels hawking their bodies in a bad part of Atlanta. Keisha Head wasn't sure. But somehow Sir Charles always knew when she was considering trying to escape.
In commemoration of the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, we are highlighting activists and organizations who are using the power of video in their campaigns to address gender-based violence through a series of guest posts. Read previous posts in this series.
Several thousand women demanding the end of military rule marched through downtown Cairo on Tuesday evening in an extraordinary expression of anger over images of soldiers beating, stripping and kicking female demonstrators in Tahrir Square.
“The inequalities signalled in this Report, especially in relation to girls’ exclusion from secondary education in many countries, have enormous implications for the achievement of all the internationally agreed development goals, from child and maternal health and HIV prevention to environmental security.” UNESCO Director-General
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