Bollywood heroines are worshipped in India but have also sparked the ire of activists who believe that the actresses allow themselves to be objectified. Over the last two years, there has been a drastic shift in the way popular actresses have presented themselves. Some like Kangana Ranaut have vowed never to do item numbers while others like Vidya Balan have launched powerful social media campaigns.
Date22.05.2015 | 15:19
Tagsbollywood, Deepika Padukone, India, Katrina Kaif, Madhuri Dixit, Nandita Das, Vidya Balan, women's rights
Winnipeg, Canada – it’s a new world, a new journey. But instead of becoming the exciting experience it ought to be, it ends up being more about fending off unwanted fears of the unknown. Every new immigrant to Canada has to live through the three stages of acculturation, which for most is not easy. First comes the thrill and joy of exploring a new land, then there are feelings of marginalisation and hostility towards the host country and finally comes acceptance.
Date22.05.2015 | 15:17
This week’s reader’s comments are mostly given to articles about sexual harassment and violence against women. Read the comments here, and don’t foget to comment articles we post in Facebook and Twitter. You might find your name in next week’s Comments of the Week.
Date22.05.2015 | 15:13
Tags#sexualviolence, #strengthie, abusive relationship, sexual harassment, Violence against women, Women empowerment, women's rights
Today I am going to share the inspiring story about Salma, a seven-year-old girl who sells snacks at the bus stop and studies for her future.
Date22.05.2015 | 15:11
© Reham Mokbel
A report by International Federation for Human Rights suggests men, women and children are being abused after the Egyptian military takeover in July 2013. Read more news about women here.
Date22.05.2015 | 14:47
TagsAbuse, Ausgerechnet Kabul, egypt, Farkhunda, feminist, Human Rights Watch, Kabul, Middle East, nepal, Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel, sex attack, sexual assault, sexual violence