Religion is being used in Afghanistan to deny women their rights

Religion is being used in Afghanistan to deny women their rights

Spogmay Waziri Kakar – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/PWV) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Even though the vast majority of Afghanistan’s population professes to be the followers of Islam, women are not given their rights that Islam guarantees them. Mostly, women are mistreated in Afghanistan due to the traditions that undermine the basic human rights of women. […]

When [China’s] women earn the bread

When [China’s] women earn the bread

Nie Xin –Xinhuanet – Friday, 27 July 2012 (originally published 23 Jul) BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhuanet) — Confident, high-earning Chinese women are shaking up traditional gender roles in marriage, sometimes leading to divorce in a society where men financially supported by women are usually despised. Nie Xin reports. Mu Liming, an ambitious 32-year-old communications manager […]

Ghana to recognize cohabitation as marriage

Ghana to recognize cohabitation as marriage

Akuamoah Boateng – My Joy – Wednesday, 08 February 2012 (originally published 4 Feb) Men who have failed to formalize their relationships with their companions could soon see their properties shared with such women even if they failed to perform the necessary marriage rites. Currently, two new bills before Parliament, Property Rites of Spouses Bill […]

Tanzania: Wambuiotieno-Mbugua – Defining a Trajectory of Women’s Legal and Human Rights

Tanzania: Wambuiotieno-Mbugua – Defining a Trajectory of Women’s Legal and Human Rights

Salma Maoulidi – All Africa – Monday, 26 September 2011(originally published 21 Sept) LAST week I made reference to WambuiOtieno-Mbugua and I argued that Tanzanian women and women across Africa could learn a thing or two from key chapters of her life. Whatdoes her life teach us about the importance of devoting one’s life in […]

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir’s half-widows considered only half in society

Kashmir correspondent Aliya Bashir – WNN Features Journalist, Aliya Bashir, talks with families whose husbands, brothers and sons have disappeared during years of conflict in Kashmir. (WNN) Srinagar – Indian-Administered Kashmir: Twenty-eight year old Haleema (name changed) is a resident of the predominately Muslim Anantnag district of southern Kashmir. In a region where the literacy […]