Bride burning: where a wife is doused in kerosene, or a similarly flammable liquid, and then set on fire. Women rarely survive, and those that do are severely and permanently scarred on over half their body.
The Tunisian parliament will soon start debating a new set of laws regarding violence against women, proposed by the Ministry of women’s affairs. Honestly, I am neither excited nor delighted.
Nepal is an example of how LGBT rights can expand in a socially conservative country
They are commonly known throughout Nepal and the South Asian subcontinent, seen in movies and other media.
Afsawna’s husband returned to Herat, Afghanistan, after seven years in Iran. He morphed into a heroin addict and began beating her in front of their five children and neighbors. He demanded the wages she earned from carpet weaving so he could buy drugs.
The country’s swing toward progressiveness is encouraging, but could use improvement, leading Tunisian feminists say.
After enduring decades of dictatorship, the country credited with sparking the Arab Spring is shedding light on thousands of allegations of rape,
ISTANBUL – The most ominous slogan on the signs held by women’s hands on Istiklal Street, the heart of Wednesday’s International Women’s Day march in Turkey, was “hayir.” Simply, “no.”