Tag Archives: Women

Women Irate at Remarks by President of Yemen

from The New York Times . . . thousands of women in this staunchly conservative country made Mr. Saleh an object of public derision. Women demonstrated in Sana, Yemen, on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  Gamal Noman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By LAURA KASINOF Published:April 16, 2011 in The New York […]

Colombia: Women Treated as Spoils of War in Colombia

Women Treated as Spoils of War in Colombia Date: April 12, 2011 Colombian NGOs have condemned the “high level” of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a country where the female body has become a “battleground”, W Radio reported Friday. This was the message from the first presentation of the Support and Defense […]

Facts About Afghanistan

Facts about Afghanistan 87% of women are illiterate 30% of girls have access to education 1 in 3 women experience violence (sexual, physical, psychological) 70-80% of women faced forced marriages Every 30 minutes a woman dies in childbirth Source: UN, Coordination of Human Affairs Office Population: 28.4 million Life Expectancy: 44.6 years Child Mortality: 15.6% […]