Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has brought out a guidance booklet on “Marriages to Overseas Indians” which contains information on safeguards available to women deserted by their Non-Resident Indian spouses, legal remedies available, authorities that can be approached for redressal of grievances.
But mine was nothing short of a curse
Daddy's face didn't shine. Drums didn't make noise
No shots were fired. No ceremony was held
The Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill was introduced by Senator Nilofar Bakhtiar and passed unanimously by the upper house of the federal parliament, Pakistan Television reported.
Veronica Nzoki has been a resident of Endui in the Mwingi District in Eastern Kenya for almost 50 years. She could still remember how the water flowed throughout the year, enabling them to grow food that will help them survive the dry spells. But this is no longer possible today.
Shakila, 8 at the time, was drifting off to sleep when a group of men carrying AK-47s barged in through the door. She recalls that they complained, as they dragged her off into the darkness, about how their family had been dishonored and about how they had not been paid.
Female prisoners should be allowed temporary release from jail to visit their children, a High Court judge has ruled.
It used to be called illegitimacy. Now it is the new normal. After steadily rising for five decades, the share of children born to unmarried women has crossed a threshold: more than half of births to American women under 30 occur outside marriage.
Urban poor women members of the Samahan ng Maralitang Kababaihang Nagkakaisa (Samakana) vow to strengthen their ranks to advance the rights and welfare.
The Disability Rights Fund (DRF)—a grantmaking collaborative between donors and the global disability community which supports the human rights of persons with disabilities—today announced its first 2012 grants round, “Implementing Our Rights.” Grantmaking in this round will be targeted to disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mexico, and Ukraine.
Regular small cash payments to girls and young women can enable them to resist the attentions of older men and avoid HIV infection, according to a new study.
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