Bulgaria, Europe, Human Rights
Asia-Pacific, Human Rights, India, Politics
Every few times a year, an event takes place in the city of Stara Zagora that has come to be known as the Bride Market. The participants are young boys and girls from the Kalaidzhi clan – a local Roma community that is largely impoverished.
Editor's Choice, Ghana, Human Rights, World
Raging April is over and May is currently on the lookout. Speculations might come further until the rest of the year. Meets, talks, internet ban, pellets and militancy all are flashing in the news. Deep in those lines and words are cries of helpless and desperate people for attention on the oppression happening in Kashmir.
Human Rights, Opinion, Politics, World
As a woman, I can’t say that I feel safe all the time when walking by myself. Most of us have experienced worries about our safety, and sadly it’s a reality that we need to acknowledge because there are so many victims. Women’s safety is still a great concern around the globe.
Editor's Choice, Human Rights, World
Think of a famous female politician. I can guarantee that the first names that come to mind are Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, Harriet Harman. Whatever your political stance, one must appreciate how hard these women have worked in a male-dominated workplace.
Asia-Pacific, Editor's Choice, Human Rights, India
There are hardly any women who have not been subject to sexual harassment in public transports all over the globe.
Africa, Asia-Pacific, Editor's Choice, Human Rights
One fine morning when 10-year-old Anjali woke up, she was rubbed with turmeric and showered with Neem water. Feeling all neat and tidy, she was then given the first Sari (traditional dress of women in India) of her life and a tray full of tempting sweets to gorge on. Little did Anjali know the terrible fate which awaited her the next day hence. She, like thousands of other girls, was going to become a scapegoat in the religious muddle popularized by the name of Devadasi or Servants of God.
It may be dreadful, but kidnapping a girl as young as 18 for a forced marriage is not only a thing of the movies. It happens right before our eyes and amidst all the campaigns for the alleviation of crimes and the progress of our defenses, the abduction of women around the world for the purpose of a forced marriage to their captors remains unstopped. Bride kidnapping and forced marriage is still a reality for many people on our earth.
Americas, Canada, Human Rights
People say that this world used to be a world of men, and even if we have already evolved into a world where gender equality and women empowerment are being advocated, modern females still continue to live up to ancient standards that have helped women elevate their status in society.
Slavery is alive and well. Hopefully, if you spend any amount of time looking at current events and human rights violations, you will know that sex trafficking is the most lucrative and common means of modern slavery, and it happens all the time.
We will not be silent as elected officials attempt to roll back our rights. We will fight against any attempt by state houses, Congress or this Administration to limit rights or freedoms in our country, particularly the rights of those most marginalized. Votes for Women!