Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Hetal Shah – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion Bhuj, India:  There are two Indias, and Dalit women have learned to survive in both these worlds.  Take a look at two related but opposing headlines in The Hindu last month. January 5, 2012: Dalit woman sarpanch emerges as poster girl for gender issues January 11, 2012:  Dalit […]

Violence brings Pakistan’s women advocates to aid religious minorities

Violence brings Pakistan’s women advocates to aid religious minorities

WNN Features (WNN) ISLAMABAD: In spite of real dangers for those working as advocates with Pakistan’s religious minorities, a number of people have been speaking out against religious discrimination and the misuse of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws inside the country. As internal divisions, casualties and conflict on the northern border and a growing hatred and distrust […]

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

By Shuriah Niazi with Lys Anzia – WNN Features – Manual Scavenging Girl, India – Matt Corks 2006 image – “In some urban slums of many major cities of India, and more so in the case of semi-urban areas, dry toilets are a sad part of the common reality,” said Dr. Sam Paul, National Secretary […]