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Posts tagged "women’s rights"

Taliban assurance of ‘women’s rights’ has big caveat

Assurance came after a meeting between Afghan representatives and Taliban

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July 9, 2019

 

This 13-year-old Pakistani student just wrote a novel on women’s rights

‘An Experience’ tells the story of a girl struggling in a society where women are not given their due rights

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March 14, 2019

 

Feminism — the new F word

Why should a woman’s success threaten anyone?

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March 8, 2019

 

Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis’s Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate. Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside the Congress as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129…

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June 15, 2018

 

Ireland to hold abortion referendum in May

NEWS DESK: Ireland will hold a referendum at the end of May on liberalising its restrictive abortion laws, a highly sensitive issue in the traditionally devoutly Catholic country, reported AFP. Leo Varadkar, who as the country’s youngest ever prime minister is regarded as relatively liberal on social issues, made the announcement late Monday, accepting it…

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January 30, 2018

 

This 15-year-old Indian girl is waging a war against child marriage

JAIPUR: Priya Jangid, 15, a resident of a dusty village in Alwar, India, had refused to become a bride at the age of 10. And in the five years that followed, she has instead become a crusader against child marriage in her village, reported Times of India. Helped by Nobel Laureate Kailash Sathyarthi’s organization, Bachpan…

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October 12, 2017

 

If we listen to every girl, we can’t run the university, says VC of Indian varsity where a girl was molested

NEWS DESK: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) witnessed protests by students after a girl was allegedly harassed on campus. On Monday, more than 1,000 unidentified students were booked for violence, arson, disrupting government work on the BHU campus where violence erupted on Saturday night. The Indian Express interviewed the vice-chancellor (VC) of the varsity, who argued that ‘if…

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September 26, 2017

 

India’s top court suspends triple talaq law

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the use of a controversial Muslim divorce law until the government frames new legislation, a partial victory for Muslim women who had long argued that the law violated their right to equality. “This is a sensitive case where sentiments are involved. We are directing the Union of…

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August 22, 2017

 

Why panchayat ruling only for women, asks Mukhtaran Mai

NEWS DESK: After the heinous acts of sexual assault committed against two girls in Multan, social activist Mukhtaran Mai spoke out against the panchayat system. She asked why such panchayats give rulings for women alone. She demanded that the policing system should be ameliorated. Watch this:

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July 27, 2017

 

India’s Supreme Court to consider abortion plea of 10-year-old raped by uncle

NEWS DESK: Doctors will examine on Wednesday a 10-year-old child raped by her uncle as India’s top court considers whether she should be allowed to have an abortion despite strict laws, reported AFP. The girl’s parents went to the Supreme Court after their appeal to abort the 26-week foetus was rejected by a lower authority,…

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July 25, 2017

 

Saudi woman walks around in miniskirt and crop top in public

DUBAI: A young Saudi woman sparked a sensation online over the weekend by posting a video of herself in a miniskirt and crop top walking around in public, with some Saudis calling for her arrest and others rushing to her defense, reported Daily Mail. State-linked news websites reported on Monday that officials in the deeply…

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July 18, 2017

 

Poverty for women is more than just money

BY YUSRA JABEEN LAHORE: She cooks, she cleans, she performs all tedious household chores laboriously, yet she feels chained. If a woman has a supportive family, she might not have the financial means to afford the education. When she has all the money in the world, her family may not back her in following her dreams.  But despite…

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October 27, 2016

 

Journalists, social outfits react on FC man’s torture on woman

Several journalist and social organizations expressed strong reaction over torture of a female anchorperson affiliated with a local news channel. Senior journalist Imtiaz Khan Faran and AH Khanzada Secretary Karachi Press Club demanded transparent investigations into the matter. Senior journalists said the FC should have not become party to the controversy. Watch this video report.

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October 21, 2016

 

Watch full video of FC man slapping female TV anchor

Saima Kanwal, female anchorperson of a local news channel, was slapped by a security man at Nadra office located in Karachi area of Liaquatabad on Friday. Watch full video here.

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October 21, 2016

 

Twitter reacts to FC officer’s slap on reporter’s face. And it’s not pretty.

KARACHI: A reporter from a local TV channel in Karachi was assaulted by a member of the FC security personnel, stirring a storm on social media where Internet users are defending their views on feminism, misogyny and media ethics. Many are saying the reporter was “asking for it” as she was harassing the security officer. “Every action…

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October 21, 2016

 

Girls can cut poverty in developing economies: UN

LONDON: Developing economies stand to win an extra $21 billion (19 billion euros) if they improve girls’ health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday. Girls in developing countries are less likely than boys to complete schooling because of forced marriage, child labour and female genital mutilation, risking the opportunities presented…

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October 20, 2016

 

Saudi nationals must seek kingdom’s approval before marrying non-Saudis

RIYADH: The Saudi government has issued new requirements to determine the legality of marriage of Saudi men and women with non-Saudis. The new rules appear to be an attempt to discourage marriage of Saudi people to foreign nationals as the criteria is stricter than before. The non-Saudi spouse can only be from a country that has been approved by the…

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October 19, 2016

 

No speed breaker too high for elderly Bashira Bibi

Left destitute when her husband died, Bashira Bibi realized giving up was not an option. She took charge of her life, worked hard and independently raised her children. But life continued to slap her in her face so Bibi, with brittle bones but strong conviction, knew she had no one but herself to rely on. For more…

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October 19, 2016

 

Women don’t need lawmakers to make abortion decisions for them, study confirms

SAN FRANCISCO: Anti-abortion rights legislators have done a very good job of enacting mandatory waiting periods and counseling sessions under the guise that women need more time to fully consider the decision to abort a pregnancy. But new research shows such laws are rooted in a false narrative; not only are women certain about their decision…

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October 17, 2016

 

Outrage pours in as woman sexually assaulted on live TV

PARIS: Popular French TV host Cyril Hanouna’s attempt at breaking a national record by appearing on air for 35 hours straight went off the rails when a he helped a man sexually assault a woman on live broadcast. The woman invited to re-enact how Kim Kardashian West was left tied up in her Paris hotel bathtub by…

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October 17, 2016

 

Swat girl decorated with Asian Girls Human Rights Ambassador award

TAIPEI: Hadiqa Bashir, a 14-year-old women’s rights activist hailing from Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was given the 2016 Asian Girls Human Rights Ambassador award for her efforts to end the practice of underage marriages in Pakistan. Hadiqa was presented with the award on the International Day of the Girl Child earlier this week at an event in Taiwan…

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October 15, 2016

 
 
 
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