Today, the group has 61 members — women who are HIV-positive, widows, single mothers, women who face domestic abuse, former abductees who lost their limbs or still live with bullet wounds and women whose children were abducted during the conflict, with some of them never returning.
Inspired by the #MeToo movements that spread around the world last fall, #Teknisktfel is a petition, hashtag and website run by seven women in Sweden’s tech industry dedicated to chronicling the harassment and discrimination that women in the field face every day.
Nearly half all children in Afghanistan are out of school due to conflict, poverty, child marriage and discrimination against girls, the number rising for the first time since 2002, humanitarian organizations said in a report on Sunday.
Rohingya refugees living in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh have struggled to get adequate food, housing and medical supplies since their arrival. The upcoming monsoon season is sure to strain already less-than-ideal infrastructure.
About 15 cities around the country have passed their own anti-discrimination ordinances but none have quite followed through with the vigor and determination as Quezon City, a bustling metropolis about 9 miles from the Philippine capital of Manila.
A group of 15 kids, mostly former dropouts themselves, fan out across Kolkata's slums to free children like themselves from the constraints of child labor and child marriages — by getting them back in school.