Tag: womens rights
Sisters Devika and Saloni Kumar Create the MAHI Project: Providing Menstrual Education to Underprivileged...
by Gabbie Deonath - Follow @browngirlmag All photos courtesy of Devika and Saloni Kumar. Raised in Texas, sisters Devika and Saloni Kumar spent many vacations throughout their childhood and teenage years traveling back to India...
"Progress is often incremental when it comes to human rights. On a day-to-day basis, this can become frustrating, especially when things appear to be moving backward rather than forward. Take, for example, the rollback we are facing on dignity and human rights for many communities today, including immigrants. But then sometimes we achieve victories and those keep one going."
Lisa Ramadhar remembers the first time she met her mother, but little did she know that on that landmark day it would lead to a truth bubbling below the surface of domestic violence, immigration and how to pair her parents, the abuser and the abused, with herself.
Rabia Nasimi's journey from Afghanistan in the back of a lorry to Cambridge University gives many women the hope of integrating successfully into British society.
Malala Yousafzai Trolled for Wearing Skinny Jeans and Western-Style Clothing—Highlights Society’s Ignorance
To comment on Malala Yousafzai's choice of clothes undermines everything that she has fought for - it highlights a very real disease in our society.
Today, in the Western world, I wouldn’t hesitate to trigger the alarm should anyone dare to sexually violate me. In India, I would still think twice!
Iranian-born Majid Maijidi continues his passion to depict humanist topics with “Beyond the Clouds”, whose world premiere opened up at the British Film Institute.
A childhood affinity for mehendi turned into an unlikely passion and career choice for one Pakistani American woman.
Ever since I was a child, I frequently traveled to Kerala, a state in India known as God’s own country. Kerala is one of the most educated states in India with a literacy rate of 94%. Besides education, Kerala is known for its natural beauty, tranquility, and strong, diverse cultural traditions. Unlike my other trips to Kerala, this trip was an eye-opener as I became aware of a different, grimmer image of the status of women.
Mehjabeen Hassan wants to break through South Asian norms and stereotypes in more than one way, and her clothing line is just the start.
There is a personal connection to our work at Sakhi, and working for an organization focused on gender based violence is the reason I entered the non-profit sector.
America has not been the only country affected by the election of the 45th U.S. president. Our neighbors to the north have also been touched by the “Trump Effect.”
A powerful spoken word performance went viral when a student spoke out about the harassment and sexism women face every day.
It is outrageous that Vogue India would select Jenner to represent their magazine in honor of their 10th anniversary.
Unique as the story is, the film fails to leave the powerful impact it had the potential to as a result of loose direction and poor scripting.
As a child, I have a distinct memory of my mom telling me that by no means did I need to be married to have my own children, that I could have as many children as I wanted on my own so long as I was able to care for them, that I did not need a man to have children. What stands out is my desire, even back then, not to be married. I was never the girl who wanted the ring and the wedding and the man (or woman).
Abortion. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you believe in, that one word evokes a reaction or sentiment.
This short-sighted and narrow-minded policy will not only cause a detrimental “back alley” abortion system but will cause respective health care costs to skyrocket making the already difficult process near impossible.
The Women’s March on Washington, D.C. is a historically uplifting and significant moment, but it cannot be the last of our activism this year, or any year.