Women in Srinagar Explore New Career Domains

Baseera Rafiqi,  Freelance correspondent, Kashmir, India – WNN features Editor’s note: India has some of the most robust government statistical machinery among developing countries. Yet its periphery suffers from a data deficit — data is unavailable or the available data is of poor quality. In preparation of this article, little to no reliable data exists reporting […]

Kyrgyzstan: Women leadership advocates win NDI Albright grant

Kyrgyzstan: Women leadership advocates win NDI Albright grant

WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C. (U.S.): To support greater engagement for women’s leadership inside the expanding political terrain in Kyrgyzstan, the NDI – National Democratic Institute will be hosting a luncheon to celebrate the Albright grant award for supporting democracy in action to bring women into the process. With celebrity studded hosts that include PBS […]

FILM: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

FILM: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan

Thomas B. Stevenson – WNN review This is the first film to document the custom of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan. Recent studies estimate that about half of all marriages in Kyrgyzstan today are conducted through kidnapping, and that in half of these cases a woman is forced into a marriage. This documentary follows the dramatic […]

(Women’s) Ambitions Meet Reality in India

(Women’s) Ambitions Meet Reality in India

Nilanjana S. Roy – New York Times – Friday, 17 December, 2010 (originally published 14 Dec) NEW DELHI — “Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kocchar, Vinita Bali, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Shobhana Bhartia and, wait, Shikha Sharma,” said Preeti Singh. The 21-year-old business management student can rattle off the names of the six Indian women chief executives and company […]