Why are more women than men censored?

Why are more women than men censored?

Meredeth Tax for Open Democracy 50:50 – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/Open Democracy/50:50) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Gender-based censorship, which takes many forms, can be seen in attempts to stifle women’s public voice – from the suppression of Taslima Nasrin’s series for Indian TV to death and rape threats against US feminist bloggers. In A Room […]

Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

WNN Justice with Alia Dharssi for TRF (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The global problem for human trafficking and sex-trafficking has been suffering under the specter of ignorance, ‘head-turning’ and denials in South Asia for decades, outlines photojournalist Hazel Thompson, who’s work has been dedicated to bringing in-depth on-the-ground reporting on the […]

Can the housewives of India quantify their work in the home?

Can the housewives of India quantify their work in the home?

Akriti Gupta – WNN Improve It (WNN/GOIM) New Delhi, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: Households chores are increasingly being devalued as everything gets judged in monetary terms. Can putting a price tag on home maker’s job ensure greater equality? Thousands of years have passed, and a woman’s existence in India is still valued by the male in her […]

Is India worst place for women? My answer is no

Is India worst place for women? My answer is no

Shreya Sen-Handley – WNN Opinion (WNN/GDN) London, England, UNITED KINGDOM: The events in Guwahati, north-east India, where a few weeks ago a young woman leaving a bar was set upon and mauled by a large group of men on a busy street (and nobody thought to call the police till nearly an hour later, though they […]

Women’s rights activists denied access to (prisoner) Soni Sori

Women’s rights activists denied access to (prisoner) Soni Sori

Aman Sethi – The Hindu – Wednesday, 18 January2012 (originally published 14 Jan) A team of activists from 40 gender and human rights organisations around the country has accused the Chhattisgarh government, police and prison authorities of conspiring to cover up an instance of custodial torture. “We came to visit Soni Sori on the invitation […]

TrustLaw danger poll ignites global debate

TrustLaw danger poll ignites global debate

Lisa Anderson – Thomson Reuters Foundation Trustlaw – Monday, 20 June, 2011 (originally published 18 June) NEW YORK (TRUSTLAW)—Igniting a firestorm of global debate, the results of a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll identifying the five most dangerous countries for women are generating controversy in the blogosphere and on news organisations’ websites around the world. Conducted […]