Thousands of Nepali girls leave school every year to get married, missing out on their education, the government says.
Parents are often unaware of the impact that trying to save the money spent on education can have on the future of their daughter.
One wants to be a singer, one an astronaut, one a math teacher. For girls at this pioneering orphanage in Mumbai anything seems possible
Cambodian authorities are working with Moscow to deport a notorious Russian paedophile arrested this week with an underage girl just months after he was pardoned by King Norodom Sihamoni following his conviction of sexually abusing more than a dozen girls.
Before his arrest in October 2007, Trofimov was chairman of a Russian-led investment group developing a Cambodian tourist island.
The post- Liberation War generation of Bangladesh know stories from 1971 all too well.... But the one thing we did not hear about were the rapes that took place in 1971.
May 2012: The biggest earners are women who volunteer for tests of medicines used to treat comatose patients. If they recover from the artificially induced coma, they are paid Rs80,000 to Rs1 lakh.."
Four women have been brutally killed in a span of just over a month in Jharkhand after accusations of practising witchcraft.
An NGO says these and similar murders, mainly aimed at widows, are about stealing property.
Four years ago the Nepal government banned the Badis from pursuing their traditional occupation after it came under pressure from local communities fearing that the districts where there were Badi concentrations were turning into red light areas.
But, the government made no move to implement the ban, with the result that local communities formed monitoring groups backed by vigilantes that used violent methods to compel the Badis to give up their sole means of livelihood.
Even though she was kidnapped, pressured into marrying a man from a nearby village, and then abandoned without means to sustain herself and the couple’s two young children, Totugul can’t rely on Kyrgyzstan’s courts for help.
Totugul’s story is common in Kyrgyzstan, especially in rural areas. Human rights lawyers say Kyrgyzstan’s legal code does little to protect victims of bride kidnapping.
This event celebrated the milestone of WEAVE's 15 years of successful economic empowerment activities for refugee women artisans.
Over 1,200 artisans have learned valuable skills in weaving, sewing or embroidery. Over 700 women have become regular home-based entrepreneurs, earning much-needed income from customers around the world.
Eleven years ago, Farida Bano was circumcised by an aunt on a bunk bed in her family home at the end of her 10th birthday party.
The mutilation occurred not in Africa, where the practice is most prevalent, but in India where a small Muslim sub-sect known as the Dawoodi Bohra continues to believe that the removal of the clitoris is the will of God.
The month of March is usually set to celebrate educational achievements through various graduation events around the world, including the refugees on the Thai-Burma/Myanmar border.
During the 2011-2012 school year, WEAVE worked alongside the Women Study Program (WSP) in Karenni Site 1 to build the capacity of 25 Karenni young girls and women to learn a 10 months course on Women Issues and Development, Peace Education and Conflict Transformation and Community Development.