Polish artist, Agata Oleksiak, also known as Olek, uses bright colored crochet artworks as installations in cities to highlight political and cultural issues. Recently, Olek was in Delhi as a part of the St+art Festival, decorating a homeless shelter with her crochet installation. Local women assisted Olek to create a 40ft x 30 ft yarn to bring attention to the night shelter in Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi. Olek, a self-taught crochet artist uses her work to express her support of women’s rights, sexual equality and freedom of expression. WTO Blogger Roma Rajpal Weiß asked her a few questions about her project and experience in India.
Date17.04.2015 | 12:49
TagsAgata Oleksiak, crochet, crochet installation, India, New Delhi, Noida, Roma Rajpal Weiß, Sarai Kale Khan, Street Art Festival
Get a grip on Brazil’s beauty craze and check out these #dropdeadgorgeous pictures garnished with some striking facts on global plastic surgery madness.
Date17.04.2015 | 12:43
Tags#dropdeadgorgeous, beauty, Botox, Brazil, gynecomastia, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ISAPS, lipostructure, Plastic surgery
Following the death of her son, a Muslim mother vowed to dedicate her life to promoting peace. Now she is doing her bit to combat Islamic State terror. Read more here, and other news about women that made it to the headlines.
Date17.04.2015 | 12:35
TagsBoko Haram, Chibok, Christian, Hillary Clinton, IS, ISIS, Islamic State, Kosovo, Malala Yousafzai, Nigeria, Nobel Prize, Yazidi
A series of events is planned in Nigeria and around the world to mark one year since the kidnapping of the schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram militants from the northeastern town of Chibok on April 14, 2014.
Date14.04.2015 | 11:15
Eight years into Pakistan’s democratic transition, violence against women is still endemic, a new ICG report found. The group’s Samina Ahmed talks about why biased attitudes towards women lie at the heart of the problem.
Date09.04.2015 | 16:39
TagsICG, International Crisis Group, Pakistan, sexual violence, violence, Women in Pakistan, women's rights, women's rights activist