Tag: Women rights

30 years after marriage, Indian women say their husbands’ names for...

In many parts of India, a woman will go to great lengths to avoid saying her husband’s name and even that of elder men...

Why women chess players don’t reach the top?

Here’s a story my father likes to tell. When I was five, my family spent several months living in Barbados. Since we were in...

Indian Muslim Women suffering because of abuse of Islamic Law

Rina Chandran | Lucknow, India - Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern...

Long-Awaited Judicial Reforms in FATA

Najma Minhas | In a historic move, the federal cabinet approved the proposed recommendations of the Committee on FATA Reforms as a part of its...

KP passes a laudatory bill against dowry

On Thursday, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly approved a law which they titled as, ‘The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dowry, Bridal Gift and Marriage Functions Restriction Act, 2017’. The...

Why South Asian Women politicians have not empowered women in their...

On the Indian subcontinent, as in no other part of the world, women have risen to the pinnacle of politics. Indira Gandhi of India,...

Why can’t Hindu widows wear red? Protests on social media

Red is a color that's associated with energy, strength, power, determination, passion, desire and love. In Hindu culture, a woman wearing a red tika (bindi) means she...

Triple talaq unconstitutional, violates rights of Muslim women: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court said, "Triple talaq is unconstitutional, it violates the rights of Muslim women. No personal law board is above the Constitution." The...

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