Madiha Rehan

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For the Women of Liberia, a Long Road Ahead to Rebuild After Ebola Crisis

The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record is sweeping West Africa, with over 3,400 lives claimed already. The disease is spreading faster than ever before, with the World Health Organization estimating that 20,000 additional cases will be reported by November. And women are being affected most …

The Hidden Price of a Girl’s Education - Girls' Globe

Fifteen year old Aye Sander lives in the Buddhist nunnery, Chanthar Aung Nunnery School, in the poor outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. An avid reader, …

The first time I was ever sexually harassed on the job, it was while waiting tables. The second, third, fourth, and fifth times I was sexually harassed on the job, it was while waiting tables. The first time, I reported it to my boss, but it happened so often that I stopped telling ...

The first time I was ever sexually harassed on the job, it was while waiting tables. The second, third, fourth, and fifth times I was sexually …

Women have trouble asking for money -- and their businesses suffer

Female entrepreneurs in developing countries are not reaching their full potential due to a lack of confidence in asking for money, according to a report released Wednesday.<p>Babson College surveyed more than 3,000 participants in the "10,000 Women Initiative" operated by the Goldman Sachs …

Unlocking the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs

More on:<p>Development<p>Financial Markets<p>Inequality<p>Emerging Markets<p>Economics<p><i>This post is from Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) senior</i> …

Jessica Chastain Wants Women To Have Better Opportunites In Hollywood

Jessica Chastain wants Hollywood to make more movies with strong female leads.<p>The 37-year-old actress covers Glamour magazine's November issue and opens up about her thoughts on the lack of female roles in the movie business. Luckily for Chastain, she's been able to play some strong female leads in …

Why is child marriage a form of violence against women and girls?

Violence against women and girls is a global problem that affects millions of women every year. In fact, it is estimated that one in three women and …

Inside an Afghan women's prison - in pictures

This prison in Herat holds about 140 inmates, some with their children alongside them, whose crimes range from murder and drug trafficking to running away from home. The programme at the prison, which was built by the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team, includes teaching inmates skills, such as …

Educate women and their community will prosper. Deny them education and the world will suffer | Julia Gillard and Cate Blanchett

We both grew up in Australia, where our education provided strong foundations to meet our potential as female leaders. Millions of girls throughout the world deserve the same chance<p>“If you educate a man, you educate one person. If you educate a woman, you educate a nation”. It’s an often heard …

Uzbekistan's first daughter 'pictured under house arrest'

Images have appeared of Gulnara Karimova – the “first daughter” of Uzbekistan who faces a court trial on corruption charges – being manhandled by security guards in camouflage, apparently while under house arrest in Tashkent.<p>Karimova was once seen as a potential successor to her ageing father, the …

What's behind sex abuse of 1,400 children (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Timothy Stanley is a historian and columnist for Britain's Daily Telegraph. He is the author of the new book "Citizen Hollywood: How the Collaboration Between L.A. and D.C. Revolutionized American Politics." The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the</b> …

Rotherham: Yvette Cooper calls for change to law after abuse scandal

Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse would be introduced by a Labour government to try to prevent a repeat of the Rotherham scandal and encourage a cultural shift where allegations from victims are treated seriously.<p>Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said that a change in legislation was …

The staggering cost of silence: child abuse victims and stolen innocence

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.</i><p>The well-groomed neighborhood was lined with a green umbrella of trees that swayed in the warm winds of summer as the last remnants of a long, hard winter faded.<p>The white house on the corner had seen better days and the front lawn was …

Northern Irish children sent to Australia were sexually abused, inquiry told

Children as young as five were sent from Northern Ireland to Australian orphanages and other institutions where they were sexually and physically abused, the chairman of an inquiry into institutional child abuse has revealed.<p>Sir Anthony Hart, who is chairing the historical abuse inquiry, said …

The N.F.L.’s New Domestic-Violence Rules

On Thursday, in a letter sent to the owners of the National Football League’s thirty-two teams, the commissioner Roger Goodell introduced new punishment guidelines for any league personnel who commit offenses relating to domestic violence or sexual assault. The first offense would draw a six-game …

'Beating your wife is a sign of love' - changing norms to end domestic abuse

Domestic or partner violence is a global concern. Worldwide 30% of partnered women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Various measures such as legislation, survivor or victim support services, and individual counselling have ameliorated some of the impacts of violence …

How to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Using Technology and Crowdfunding

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) -- the systemic abuse and enslavement of females -- represents one of the world's greatest moral challenges. In the 20th century, violence against women has been criminalized in the developed world and sizeable resources have been provided by the United …

UN Aided 38,000 Syrian Victims Of Gender-Based Violence Last Year

By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - More than 38,000 people appealed to the United Nations for help after facing sexual assault or other gender-based violence in Syria in 2013, a figure which may represent the tip of the iceberg after nearly three years of conflict.<p>U.N. humanitarian agencies have …

Girls Who Code comes to Miami

<i>Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of</i> <i>Girls Who Code</i><i>, which Knight Foundation supports to help address the shortage of women in technology. Below,</i> …

Top U.N. Human Rights Official Blames Palestinian Domestic Violence Against Women on…Israel

A report issued earlier this year by the top United Nations human rights official appears to hold Israel responsible for the domestic violence committed by Palestinian men against their wives, a watchdog group says.<p>U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based research organization that monitors anti-Israel activity …

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