Tag Archives: women’s rights

Blog Post Ideas, 3/28/13

NPR had an interesting story this morning about women in India trying to make their journeys safer by riding in a women-only compartment on the metro. Relatedly, here is a story from the New York Times about the new laws concerning crimes against women in India. Also, today marks the beginning of one Indian woman’s journey up Mount Everest. The former volleyball player had to have her leg amputated two years ago, after she resisted a robbery on a train and was thrown from it.

And in news from India’s next-door neighbor, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who was shot in the head last year by the Taliban, is going to publish a memoir this fall entitled, I Am Malala.

More Women’s Stories

Here is Foreign Policy‘s slideshow  about “child brides,” an increasingly common practice in rural Afghanistan. A quote that blows my mind: “More than 50 million girls under the age of 17 in developing countries are married.” National Geographic‘s Cynthia Gorney has a story about this as well.

And in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a woman, Manal-al-Sharif, was arrested this week for driving, after posting a YouTube video last week showing her defying the law. Women are not traditionally allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but some–men and women–are trying to change that.