Sex is, by definition, illegal in Afghanistan: The marriage contract is what finally turns it into a permissible act between husband and wife. Many a time, Afghan women joke about the unfortunate “chore” of being in bed with their husbands. But this “chore” becomes unbearable for women who have spent their entire childhood thinking they were boys. Bacha posh, or girls raised and presented to the world as boys, is a ‘hidden’ Afghan custom.
Date04.03.2015 | 14:40
This month marks 25 years since the launch of Photoshop. The image editing software has revolutionized the art of photo processing and our perception of reality – from ideals of beauty to media manipulation.
Date04.03.2015 | 13:33
Tags#AerieReal, #LessIsMore, anorexia, beauty surgery, Beyonce, bulimia, cellulite, Cindy Crawford, Photoshop, World Press Photo
In 2012 an Indian student was violently raped on a moving bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists on death row while spending two years making a documentary about the case, “India’s Daughter”. But now the Indian government has banned the broadcast of the film. Read also other women’s news that made it to the headlines.
Date04.03.2015 | 10:44
Tagsabortion, gang rape, India, India's Daughter, Indonesian maid, jihadi brides, Leslee Udwin, rape, Richard III, Transgender
The Prunus Africana tree contains ingredients that help fight illnesses like prostate cancer. But the tree is now under threat. Two Kenyan women have taken up the fight to protect this valuable tree.
Date04.03.2015 | 10:12
TagsAberdare Montains, cancer, Dorothy Nyamai, Kenya, Mary Nyambura, Prostate cancer, Prunus Africana
Despite being better educated, women in the region face a host of key issues such as employment discrimination, gender pay gap and a deeply entrenched cultural bias against working women, says MasterCard’s Georgette Tan.
Date04.03.2015 | 9:23
TagsAsia-Pacific, Australia, business ownership, glass-ceiling, Indonesia, leadership roles, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, women