What does it take for a woman in Pakistan to leave her house, take her children along and attend a political rally? I say, more than commitment. Apart from support from the men of her house, she needs to feel safe, among men, that is.
Date05.04.2013 | 9:58
A thousand words, one picture
Photographer Peter Bussian has travelled around the world and photographed refugee camps. He shared his pictures and thoughts with Womentalk blogger Roma Rajpal. “I was always fascinated with travel and in particular countries at war. But I was not interested in the wars as much as the effect it has on people - refugees became my subject and I began travelling and photographing refugees, starting with the Cambodians on the Thai border in the early nineties.”
Date29.03.2013 | 14:57
Tagsafrica, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Ethiopia, Peter Bussian, refugees, roma rajpal, Serbia, womentalk
Delwar Hossain Sayedi was sighted on the moon. People came out in groups to experience this wonder. When I heard this, I felt sad. A deep grief, anger and inability to do anything about it gripped me. Seriously, do people really believe that a human can be sighted on the moon? After this the Jamaat i Islam vandalized minority houses and temples with the help of some people who would do anything for Islam. These are uneducated and politically unaware people who do not know the true essence of Islam or any religion for that matter.
Date29.03.2013 | 10:34
Monika Schröder was born in Germany. She worked as an elementary school teacher and librarian for International Schools in Oman, Egypt, Chile and India. She lived in India for eight years and then moved to South Carolina, where she is now living with her husband. Later, Monika started to write and became an author for children`s books. Three books by her have been published so far. Women Talk blogger Meike Pohl had the chance to talk to her about her second book “Saraswati’s Way,” the story of a 12-year-old Indian boy who has to fight for better education.
Date29.03.2013 | 10:06
Everything was a failure that day,” says Jyoti’s companion on that fateful ride. From the taxi drivers who ignored the rules to the police “not working properly,” to the hospital facilities, which were “very poor”, to the indifference of the passers-by. In her last blog in the series on the rape incident that occurred last year in December in India, Dr. Kanchana Lanzet tries to capture the plight of the average Indian citizen.
Date22.03.2013 | 14:58
Tagscaste system, class, corruption, impure, India, Kanchana Lanzet, patriarchy, rape, sexual assault, unclean, violence, women