Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

[India] Women Herders Bring Change

[India] Women Herders Bring Change

Athar Parvaiz – IPS – Thursday, 19 June 2014 (originally published 18 Jun) KUTCH, India, Jun 18 2014 (IPS) – When Sangan Bhai, a humble man in the Kutch region of India’s western state of Gujarat, was offered a position as an executive member of the local camel breeder’s association, he made a decision that […]

Male child preference in Kashmir India marks continuing grave impacts for girls

Male child preference in Kashmir India marks continuing grave impacts for girls

Nusrat Ara – WNN Features (WNN) SRINAGAR, Indian-Administered Kashmir: Preference for a male child is a known fact in Kashmir. Like most South Asian societies this preference in gender can often turn into prejudice, discrimination and worse. Many modern cases of discrimination against girls are now resulting in death. Indian history and culture has brought […]

Gender based femicide still prominent in India

Gender based femicide still prominent in India

Seema Chowdhury – Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories MUMBAI, INDIA – Jasjit Kaur, 40, who requested her name be changed, is a well-educated urban housewife. Fifteen years ago, she says her family pressured her to have two abortions, a decision she has long regretted. Kaur says she was a happy mother of two […]

Education is a Human Right

Education is a Human Right

Lys Anzia – WNN Features -photo Svetlana Bahchevanova / Albanian Girl Learning to Read and Write in Macedonia 1998 During the 1990’s, according to the encyclopedia MSN Encarta, schooling was particularly difficult for many ethnic Albanians. Under the crisis in Kosovo Serbian authorities attempted to close all schools that served to educate ethnic Albanian children. […]