The revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as "The Arab Spring," promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women's rights, the promise in many cases has not been realized. In this month's show, Women's Rights after the Arab Spring, we travel to Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and the Gulf States to assess how and where women's rights have progressed.
28-year-old speaks out independently for first time about film director's alleged crimes and says Hollywood 'turned blind eye'
VIDEO: In Papua New Guinea the UN reports every #woman has experienced some form of domestic abuse http://nyti.ms/1crNv2Z (warning: graphic)
A candlelight vigil in New Delhi, December, 2012. (Photo by Ramesh Lalwani, CC-BY-NC 2.0)
...According to a report issued by the AIHRC this month, the number of reported incidents of domestic violence in which men were the victims is on the rise. Whether the number of cases is actually growing, or the figures reflect a better system and environment for reporting abuse, or some other factor is responsible for the findings is unclear.
But it is obvious that even those who step forward do so with great caution.
Fighting rape with a gun?: This Lightweight Gun Is Being Marketed To Women In #India So They Can Prevent Rape http://elitedaily.com/women/there-is-now-a-gun-being-marketed-towards-women-in-india-to-prevent-rape/ …
@zeynep fyi, @dalia_mortada story @PRI - harassment of fems in Turkey http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-01-29/turkey-reporting-harassment-can-be-worse-being-groped … I don't think u saw this at Gezi Park, IIRC.(?)
Yesterday: Danish Tourist Gang-Raped in New Delhi http://on.wsj.com/1eIaQCx (via @WSJ)
Protests in India after police try to forcibly cremate body of 2x raped, burnt 16-yo girl rt.com/news/india-rap… via @RT_com #worldgender
Thousands took to the streets in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata shocked by the death of a 16 year old girl who succumbed to her injuries after being brutally gang raped and set on fire in three separate attacks.
Here’s the latest hullaballoo over women’s safety and gender violence here in India: A female politician from the western state of Maharashtra recently said that women should be careful not to invite rape.