Society recognizes the danger to women in public in all sorts of ways. For example, India, the U.K., and Japan all offer women-only compartments in public trains to keep women safe from attacks. Restrooms are gender segregated in most places for the same reason. But why is there no similar social recognition for sexual violence that occurs behind closed doors?
Parents are putting aside more money for their sons’ college education than their daughters’. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the findings of two independent studies on the college savings gender gap. However, experts are not sure why savings for higher education is higher for boys than for girls.
According to the United Nations, women are underrepresented in the economy nearly everywhere in the world.
Due to ongoing conflict between government forces, Taliban militants, and the Islamic State, violent attacks on schools are still commonplace in Afghanistan.
The exact time this practice began in India is not known. However, it is thought to have originated during the early Muslim invasions in the 10th century. It is said the daughters were married young for their safety, so invaders would not carry them off. These social norms continue keep women in submission today. Concern…… Continue reading Phoolan, Causes and History of Child Marriage
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To diversify away from oil, the Saudi labor ministry has enacted policies to add millions of jobs in construction, transportation, tourism, consumer goods, and real estate markets. Mobilizing the female workforce will be necessary to fill these new jobs