The Grey Profile of Chennai City

There are many things that go unreported in Chennai city. This southern metropolitan is shedding its conservative profile and undergoing some changes in life style orientation, that so far have been hidden inside the closet. Thanks to the efforts being made by some non governmental organization that such issues are being made public and since [...]

Gender Equality Still Far Away in Tanzania

Parents have been advised to maintain tranquility in their families in order to avoid psychological troubles for their children, brought about by conflict. This counsel was given by Ms Agnes Mwasembo when speaking to human rights defenders in Mbozi town, Mbeya region, Southern Highlands of Tanzania recently, during a visit to her office by representatives [...]

Female Infanticide Continues to Haunt India

Over the past few years I have written a number of posts on the issue of gender-based discrimination resulting in infanticide, especially regarding the heartbreaking case of India’s alarming rate of ‘missing girls’. As mentioned in my posts Indian Infanticide Causing A Population Imbalance, India’s Infanticide Shame, and India’s Missing Girls, the case of infanticide [...]

Women Human Rights Defenders in Mexico Face Threats, Violence

A Background Paper by Andrea Medina Rosas and Laura Carlsen I. INTRODUCTION Mexico is facing a major human rights and humanitarian crisis. Fifty thousand people have been murdered in the war on drugs just since 2007. Thousands more have been displaced, orphaned and forcibly disappeared. Mexican society is divided by fear between those who welcome [...]

South Africa: Gender pay gap widens

Women earn less than men for similar work and, despite the growing focus on reducing gender inequality in recent years, the pay gap is widening. “Women in developing economies in particular are worse off today than they were last year, giving credence to the impression that women bear the brunt of economic downturns,” says Sandra [...]

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