A fire has destroyed an estimated 102 buildings in Mae La Refugee Camp, 57km north of the Thai town of Mae Sot.
Nov 2013: Luzviminda Ilagan: 'We commemorate today for the first time in our country, November 25 as the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women...'
November 2013: GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Women expresses serious alarm - "We express sympathy and cry for justice with our fellow Filipino women in Tacloban City who were reported to have been raped in the aftermath of the typhoon..."
Nov 2013: GABRIELA Alliance of Filipino Women "We... cry for justice with our fellow Filipino women in Tacloban City who were reported to have been raped in the aftermath of the typhoon..."
ICEF has played a role as the source of inspiration for rural girls, where girl’s education is a taboo and education facilities are very scarce... We believe that providing education facilities to the vulnerable communities and to the children who have never thought about schooling is a big achievement of our organisation.
Nearly one million schoolchildren - about a third of the school-age population in Sri Lanka - do not have safe sanitation, despite the island’s overall sanitation coverage reaching near 89 percent of the population.
Karachi activist and teacher, Andaleeb Rivzi, warns that much is needed to be done so that Pakistan can be transformed into a safe nation for women....
Shimmying up coconut trees to harvest coconuts was always a man’s job in India. But Lissy Thottiyil, a 43-year-old mother in southwestern Kerala state, is among a rising number of women bucking the trend.
The Cambodian Committee for Women (CAMBOW), a coalition of 35 NGOs, says that the government has achieved little measureable progress in improving conditions for women. Rape and sex trafficking is pervasive and gender-violence affects almost every aspect of a woman's life.
In India a girl aged between one and five is 75 per cent more likely to die than a boy. It’s the worst under-five gender differential in the world...
The welfare of 117 young Tharu girls at the government’s Lawajuni Girls’ Hostel in the remote Narti village of Dang District, nearly 600km southwest of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, is the responsibility of hostel warden Brija Chaudhary, 25.
They are all former ‘Kamalaris’, rescued from the system of bonded labour still applied in many middle- and high-class households.