Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Topic: women's rights

Meet Kashmir’s female martial artists, shattering glass ceilings

Jabeena Akhtar, a champion in the Chinese martial art of Wushu, recalls a taunt she got as a child. Akhtar was bruised while playing...

“Taliban were at gate and told us…”: Female students turned away from Afghan universities

After the Taliban administration said women would be suspended from tertiary education, women university students in Afghanistan were turned away from campuses on Wednesday.

45,000 women killed at hands of partners or family members, UN report says “home a deadly place”

On average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour in 2021 by someone in their own family, two UN agencies said in a report published recently.

A woman killed every 11 minutes by intimate partner or family member: UN chief

A woman or a girl is killed every 11 minutes by an intimate partner or a family member, UN chief Antonio Guterres said ahead of the International Day for the ‘Elimination of Violence against Women’ which is observed on 25 November.

Sanitation precarity and subsistence; Women of Peeli Kothi

“We live near a dump yard, no amount of waste produced by us equals the garbage that is dumped here from the city,” says...

James McCune Smith: How first African American doctor fought for women’s rights

Matthew Daniel Eddy, Durham University James McCune Smith was the first African American to receive a medical doctorate from a university. Born in 1813 to...