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Kenya Leads a Movement to End FGM by 2023

By Rael Ombuor Despite Kenya banning female genital mutilation in 2011, the tradition of circumcising girls has continued in some ethnic communities. President Uhuru Kenyatta...

Study: Countries with Strong Women’s Rights More Likely to Have Faster Growth, Better Health Outcomes

Researchers have found that countries with strong women's rights are more likely to have faster growth and better health outcomes than those who don't...

Taliban-Era Repressions May Return: Taliban’s Women Activists Fear The Day

Khalida Khorsand, a 35-year-old rights activist from the western Afghan city of Herat, is skeptical about Taliban claims that it has dispensed with its...

Central Asia Sees Feminism Coming Back

The Majlis podcast dedicated its September 23, 2018 episode to the topic of feminism in Central Asia. A young woman from Kyrgyzstan, Zere Asylbek, had just released...

Women In Afghanistan Fear Recurring Oppression If Taliban Becomes Part Of The Government

Eighteen years ago, at the height of the Taliban’s power in Afghanistan, Roshan Mashal secretly taught her daughters to read and write alongside a...

Abortion Rates Down To A New Low In The U.S: CDC

 A U.S. government agency said Wednesday that abortion rates among American women of all ages fell to a decade low in 2015, which both...

Top US Women Diplomats Speak Out on Sexual Harassment

STATE DEPARTMENT  As U.S. lawmakers grapple with allegations of sexual harassment in their ranks, some senior American diplomats are speaking out about their struggles over...

Equal Yet Divided? Feminists Maintain Silence Over Muslim Woman’s Choice to Not Wear Hijab: What’s Wrong With Present Day Feminists

Despite an active feminist movement, women in Islamic countries continue to remain outside areas of attention Outrage emerged following Muslim chess player's decision...

Goa State Human Rights Commission terms Disrobing of Deceased Women as Human Rights Violation

Panaji, August 14, 2017: Terming the disrobing of deceased women a human rights violation, the Goa State Human Rights Commission on Monday said that...

Yazidi Woman who Suffered 10 months as Sex Slave under Islamic State (ISIS) comes to Washington for Help

- by Rikar Hussein May 29, 2017:  A Yazidi woman who suffered for 10 months as a sex slave under the Islamic State group (IS) came...

US President Donald Trump’s Visit to the Gitmo of Saudi Women is Counterproductive to Women’s Rights

- by Abdirahman M. Dirye The US president Donald Trump visited the oil dynasty, while the world had high expectation to address the bitter reality of...

Triple talaq violates Indian Constitution and Rights of Women: Allahabad High Court

Lucknow, May 9, 2017: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ruled that triple talaq was a violation of the Indian Constitution and that the...

10 Women Rights that every women should be privy to

Highlights A woman is accused of being wrong when she approaches any form of law and order Women Rights will help women to take...

An 18 year-old school teacher set ablaze after refusing a marriage proposal in Pakistan

18 year-old school teacher based in Punjab province of Pakistan died of burn injuries On June 1, police arrested three people in Islamabad...

Islamic Council says Pakistani husbands can “lightly beat” their wives

This year Punjab approved a law in Pakistan which gives women protection and escape from abusive husbands, but it has been strongly opposed by...

Meet Hafsat Abiola: Woman Rights Activist’s fight for democracy in Nigeria

Hafsat Abiola, daughter of Moshood Abiola (president- Nigeria 1993) has been a determined Woman Rights activist of Nigeria. In conversation with Peter Clottey, she...

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Twitter Rolls Out ‘Topics Feature’ In India

Twitter on Thursday rolled out a new feature called Topics in India in both English and Hindi that will make it easy for people...

Scientists Develop Smartwatch App for Deaf People

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed 'SoundWatch', a smartwatch app for the deaf and hard-of-hearing people who want to be aware of nearby...

Survey Reveals Power Quality Must Be Improved in India

Power distribution companies in India have to improve the power quality in the country, shows a survey. A joint study by Smart Power India (SPI),...

LinkedIn Launches New Tools To Help Job Seekers

Professional networking platform LinkedIn on Thursday launched new tools and resources to help unemployed professionals get back to work. LinkedIn's new 'Career Explorer' tool helps...