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Kurdish Female Migrants Meet Isolation in Istanbul

May 7, 2012


By Jennifer Hattam WeNews correspondent Monday, May 7, 2012 Life isn’t easy for the female migrants continually flowing into Istanbul from Turkey’s Kurdish region. Those who are illiterate or unable to speak Turkish can face particularly intense isolation from basic services. ISTANBUL, Turkey (WOMENSENEWS)–Sosin and her family moved from rural Turkey to Istanbul, the country’s […]

The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

April 27, 2012


China’s men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband? BY CHRISTINA LARSON | MAY/JUNE 2012 The Spicy Love Doctor was running late. A well-heeled crowd one recent Sunday afternoon had packed into the second-floor lounge of Beijing’s Trends Building — home to the publishing offices of several glossy […]

Muslim Women in India Seek Gender Equality in Marriage

April 24, 2012


By NILANJANA S. ROYPublished: April 24, 2012 NEW DELHI — Three years ago, Salma Khatun’s husband divorced her in a fit of rage after a quarrel, pronouncing what is known as the triple talaq in the presence of witnesses. The triple talaq is a formula of repudiation. The first two times it is pronounced, it […]

Too Young to Wed

April 11, 2012


WARNING: Not suitable for sensitive persons Published June 7, 2011 Stephanie Sinclair, for the Pulitzer Center Every year, throughout the world, millions of young girls are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste. Over an eight-year […]

The fight for women’s bodies and the race to the White House

March 20, 2012


Posted on 19 March 2012.Auveen WoodWVoN co-editor Although taxation was predicted as the issue that would dominate the 2012 US presidential election, abortion, birth control and gay marriage have so far been at the forefront of the Republican primaries. This year a record number of states, including Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania have enacted legislation restricting […]

Indian mothers hold mass wedding in ‘village of sex workers’ to save daughters from prostitution

March 16, 2012


Women in west India hamlet have been sold in sex trade for generations By Philip Caulfield / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, March 11, 2012 A young Indian bride walks with her family on the way to a wedding organized by a local agency in the village of Vadiya, India, on Sunday. A human rights […]

I salute Meena Kandasamy, each and every domestic Violence survivor needs to read this

March 13, 2012


Reblogged from kractivist Meena is my Facebook friend, and I salute her, as it takes extraordinary courage to come out in the open about a violent and an abusive marriage, I hope this step by Meena ,will give the courage to many such women trapped in such abusive relationships to break their shackles ‘With sad-woman […]