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Temple sexism: Be it Shani Shingnapur or Sabarimala, we wake up only when convenient

Jan 28, 2016

Temple sexism: Be it Shani Shingnapur or Sabarimala, we wake up only when convenient

Whether Sabarimala's skewed tradition or Shani Shingnapur's regressive practice, we wake up every 15-20 years or so only when it is politically convenient for us #InMyOpinion #Women's rights #Sabarimala temple #Narendra Dabholkar #outrage #Travancore Devaswom Board #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti #Nair Service Society
'Discrimination in praying not in our culture': CM Devendra Fadnavis urges talks to end Shani Shingnapur temple row

Jan 27, 2016

'Discrimination in praying not in our culture': CM Devendra Fadnavis urges talks to end Shani Shingnapur temple row

Maintaining that women have the right to pray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday favoured a dialogue between authorities of Shani Shingnapur temple and activists to find a way out over the ban on entry of female devotees into the inner sanctum of the shrine #NewsTracker #Women's rights #Devendra Fadnavis #Ram Shinde #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Bhumata Brigade
Here's why women registering to vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time is a big deal

Dec 14, 2015

Here's why women registering to vote in Saudi Arabia for the first time is a big deal

Women registered to vote for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, ahead of the nationwide local elections. Though women's rights activists have hailed the move as progress they say there is still a long way to go before women have equal rights to men in the kingdom. #NewsTracker #Voting #Women's rights in Saudi Arabia #Saudi Arabi #Elections
Rights of Muslim women against arbitrary divorce not addressed, says SC

Oct 29, 2015

Rights of Muslim women against arbitrary divorce not addressed, says SC

The Supreme Court has expressed concern over Muslim women facing arbitrary divorces and second marriages of their husbands even as their first marriages were subsisting. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Women's rights #Muslims #Muslim personal law #Hindu Personal Law #Hindu Succession Act
Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Aug 03, 2015

Nepal's new constitution sparks fury from women

Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality. #NewsTracker #Nepal #Human Rights #Women's rights #Constitution #Politics #World
When a fashion choice gets you arrested: Morocco women tried for indecency

Jul 07, 2015

When a fashion choice gets you arrested: Morocco women tried for indecency

Hundreds of lawyers have registered to defend two women who went on trial in Morocco on Monday accused of "gross indecency" for wearing dresses considered provocative, an activist said. #Middle East #NewsTracker #Law #Morocco #Human Rights #Women's rights #World
Nepal agriculture minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

Jul 02, 2015

Nepal agriculture minister resigns after sexual harassment claims

Nepal's agriculture minister resigned Thursday following a storm of criticism after videos and photographs of him attempting to hug women during recent festival celebrations were posted online, officials said. #NewsTracker #Nepal #sexual assault #Women's rights #Hari Prasad Parajul #Khatmandu #World
Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Jun 30, 2015

Victory for gender equality cause: First female judge nominated to Afghan Supreme Court

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives. #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Supreme Court #Kabul #Gender equality #Women's rights #Shareworthy #World
Women's rights group shuts down after rising pressure from Chinese authorities

Jun 05, 2015

Women's rights group shuts down after rising pressure from Chinese authorities

A women's rights organization connected to five feminist activists said Friday it has been forced to shut down permanently because of mounting pressure from authorities. #China #NewsTracker #Women's rights #feminist
China frees 5 women's rights activists after month detention

Apr 14, 2015

China frees 5 women's rights activists after month detention

Chinese authorities have released five women's rights campaigners whose detentions for more than a month sparked an international outcry and underscored the government's tight restrictions on independent social activism. #China #NewsTracker #Government #Women's rights #campaign #Chinese authoriies #social activism