Scarred for Life
In 2011, a Thomson Reuters Foundation global poll revealed that India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for women. Although India is emerging from the ‘third world’ and gradually becoming a more liberal society, India’s economic progress has made little room for the improvement in the status […]
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Serbia: Campaigning for equality at work and a decent life
The Serbian labor market is beset by huge problems. They include violations of workers’ rights in many forms, but one particularly entrenched problem is gender-based discrimination in the labor market and at the workplace. According to recent research by the Victimology Society of Serbia, 72,2% of women have experienced gender-based […]
Who is actually the weaker sex?
When celebrating the so-called “weaker sex” on women’s day, one should also think about those questions that are surfacing with the changing role of women in society. As the example of some Hungarian women shows, empowerment can bring up some important issues that society needs to address. Hungary is not […]
Teen girl raped in Egypt speaks out, defies abuse
There she was, sitting in a sweltering sitting room in Cairo, her scarred face haloed by her Islamic headscarf, her pregnant belly pushing out a bit, her 18-year-old hands resting lightly in her lap. Her name is Ghada, and she is one of the bravest women I have ever met.
What Have We Learned from International Women’s Day?
What do Indian air hostesses, James Bond dressed in drag and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have in common? Before you get carried away, I’ll tell you: International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March. Last year, more than a hundred countries around world commemorated the 100th anniversary […]