Tag Archives: Women Empowerment

  • India looks to tighten sexual harassment laws: government officials

    India is considering tightening sexual harassment laws, government officials said on Thursday, after an avalanche of complaints of abuse lodged by women in recent weeks exposed the issue. ...

  • Tibetan Women’s Association marks International Women’s Day

    The Tibetan Women's Association marked International Women's Day with a call to action to bring gender parity in the community. ...

  • Nine claimants for the Miss Himalaya 2017 crown

    With nine contestants competing for the title of Miss Himalaya 2017, the Pageant has created history for itself for having the biggest number of contestants in its five years. ...

  • Saudi Arabia finally allows women to drive

    Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it would allow women to drive, the last country in the world to do so, sparking euphoria and disbelief among activists in the ultra-conservative kingdom. ...

  • Women worldwide rally for equality, and against Trump in US

    Women protested around the world on Wednesday for equal rights, with many Americans skipping work or boycotting stores to demand economic fairness on International Women's Day. ...

  • Women’s marches draw millions in resistance to Trump

    More than two million people flooded US cities as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke against the new US president, echoed in sister protests around the world. ...

  • World needs more women leaders: Dalai Lama

    The spiritual leader called for the need to develop compassion and warm-heartedness to survive in the increasingly inter-dependent world. ...

  • Pakistan social media star Baloch killed ‘by brother’ in ‘honour killing’

    A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarised the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honour killing, officials said Saturday. ...

  • Afghan woman stoned to death for ‘adultery’

    A young Afghan woman was stoned to death after being accused of adultery, officials said Tuesday, a medieval punishment apparently recorded in a video that harks back to the dark days of Taliban rule. ...

  • One in 10 girls raped or sexually abused worldwide: UN

    One in 10 girls around the world have been forced to have intercourse or take part in other sexual acts, with rates higher in sub-Saharan Africa than other regions, according to the UN. ...