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Iraqi women push for rights ahead of presidential election

Female politicians in Iraq are pushing women's issues and women's rights as the presidential election in the country approaches and new laws aim to further restrict them.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Start up gathers funds for women's safety in India Special

New Delhi - The horrific rape of a student in India in December 2012 sent shockwaves throughout the nation. It also made an indelible impression on economist Shruti Kapoor who decided to set up a platform for women with all things related to personal safety.
Digital Journal Report by Baisakhi Roy - 1 comment

No contraception and botched abortions way of life in Uganda

In Uganda, abortions are historically a subject people don't talk about. Most women think abortions are illegal, and this has resulted in fear and secrecy because of a lack of clarity over Uganda's abortion laws by its government.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Rise of Indian women-only space amid male-only village councils

New Delhi - While international news sources begin following the rise of women-only options in India, village-based male councils continue to blame Western influences like clothing and mobile phone usage for violence against women.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Domestic violence soaring in India, woman beheads abusive husband

Underscoring the extremity of the violence against women in India, a woman beheaded her husband in the Sivaganga district after facing intolerable abuse from him.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

In wake of gang rapes, India begins women-only transportation

In response to the disturbing gang rape incidents that made headlines around the world, India has begun instituting a women-only subculture.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Saudi cleric: Women shouldn't drive because of risk to ovaries

A Saudi Sheikh, Salah al-Luhaydan, has said that women in Saudi Arabia shouldn't drive for health reasons. He says doing so could have negative health effects on their ovaries.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Delhi gang rape — Appeal disrespects the dignity of Indian women

Delhi - The lawyers for the four men sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape that resulted in a young woman's death in India are now launching an appeal, and the world cannot have it or stomach it.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Viral video tackles culture of blaming rape victims in India

In a viral video tackling the disturbing rape and domestic violence behaviors in India, All India Bakchod provides clarity on the issue - cheerily blaming the victim.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Cheap sanitary pads may improve the lives of girls in Kenya

Nairobi - Modern sanitary wear in western countries is taken for granted. Women and girls in Kenya however have had to resort to rags and reusable pads, but that is set to change.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 7 comments
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