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Street Protests spread in the Indian capital over barbaric rape of 5-year-old girl

Street Protests spread in the Indian capital over barbaric rape of 5-year-old girl

New Delhi: Street protests erupted in the national capital on Saturday after the barbaric rape of a five-year-old girl who doctors said would need major reconstructive surgery as she had been badly damaged. Police took the accused into custody from his in-law’s house in Bihar in an early morning raid. Public anger spilled onto the […]

April 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Delhi horror returns: 5-year-old brutally raped, bottle found inside body

Delhi horror returns: 5-year-old brutally raped, bottle found inside body

April 19, New Delhi: According to reports, the five-year-old victim is likely to be transferred to Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital as the nature of her injuries are very severe. In yet another horrific incident of violence against women in national capital, a five-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped several times and badly mutilated […]

April 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pakistan’s most prestigious medical schools – where the women rule

Pakistan’s most prestigious medical schools – where the women rule

April 19, Karachi AP –  In a country better known for honor killings of women and low literacy rates for girls, Pakistan’s medical schools are a reflection of how women’s roles are evolving. Women now make up the vast majority of students studying medicine, a gradual change that’s come about after a quota favoring male […]

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Germany rejects quotas for women

Germany rejects quotas for women

April 18, AP – Thirty years later, however, the reality is sobering, at least when it comes to the position of women in senior management positions in large companies, which are occupied almost exclusively by men. And Germany has a particularly bad record: according to an OECD study, only 4 percent of board members in […]

April 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian Women Refugees Stitch Together Trust and Hope

Syrian Women Refugees Stitch Together Trust and Hope

April 17, The sound of women laughing and making jokes are all one can hear standing outside the Tailoring Workshop container at the Women and Girls Oasis in Zaatari refugee camp located in the Jordanian Governorate of Mafraq, close to the Syrian border. It is estimated that more than 70,000 people have been killed and […]

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Saudi billionaire prince Al Waleed supports women driving

Saudi billionaire prince Al Waleed supports women driving

April 16, A tweet by Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal in favour of allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia has sparked a heated debate on the local blogosphere. Al Waleed says there will be economic, social benefits if women are allowed to drive “Deporting illegal foreign workers was the right decision and […]

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, beautiful stranger behind Afghan school

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, beautiful stranger behind Afghan school

April 14, AP – Jolie, a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, built the school in Qala-i-Gudar last year and is planning to open more in Afghanistan with profits from a newly-launched jewellery line that she has designed. At a school in a bombed-out Afghan village near Kabul, Angelina Jolie is known […]

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Tajikistan Rural women gain business skills and independence through self-help groups

Tajikistan Rural women gain business skills and independence through self-help groups

April 13, AP – A meeting among village women and activists of the jamoat (local community authority), Anjira and five other women came together around their common interest in handicrafts. They decided to create a group, which they named “Umed” (which means “Hope”). They started meeting to knit scarves, sweaters and socks, sew traditional kurpa […]

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Jolie joins G-8 to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts

Jolie joins G-8 to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts

April 11, LONDON (AP) — The Hollywood star joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in announcing $36 million in additional funding from G-8 nations to go toward a series of measures for preventing sexual violence and ensuring justice for its survivors. Angelina Jolie brought her celebrity wattage to London on Thursday to back an urgent […]

April 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Underwear electrified “anti-rape lingerie” designed to shock rapists

Underwear electrified “anti-rape lingerie” designed to shock rapists

April 11, AP – In the wake of the brutal gang rape and murder of a girl in New Delhi in mid-December last year, Indian engineering students have come up with a novel idea to protect women: the innovative “electrified lingerie.” Aside from being truly shocking, it carries GPS and GSM devices which send an […]

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