Arsham Parsi is an Iranian LGBT Human Rights activist who lives in exile in Canada. He is the founder and head of the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR), an advocacy group on behalf of LGBTs fleeing Iran.
Never will women’s rights be sacrificed in talks with the Taliban and never will the Afghan government close women shelters. These are the promises President Karzai made to his people in the middle of a heated debate on women’s rights in Afghanistan. The Afghan population and international community should watch about the implementation and take the president by his word.
An Essay about how the concept of feminism is situated in today's Thai society and which impacts feminism has had in the society. Further the essay examines the women's movement, their problems, their internal debates and flexible alliances.
By Chalidaporn Songsamphan
Facts and figures about the situation of women in Thailand. An overview about: The political situation, education, alphabetization, women in political decision-making bodies and women on the labor market.
By Dr. Sutada Mekrungruengkul
Mongolian women traditionally had to fulfill a double role: They built Jurten, learned to ride and graze the cattle, just like the men. Furthermore they had to do the housekeeping. They gave birth to several children without bigger rest periods in between. Therefore, they are seen as „heroines of the steppe“.
Indeed, women's sport is generally, at best, ignored in Pakistan, but
2010 proved to be a phenomenal year for the female cricket team of the
country. At the Asia Games taken place in November 2010 in
Guangzhou/China, the young women in their bright green jerseys won the
gold medal for Pakistan.
This film deals with the pakistani farmers movement, which began in 2000 in ten districts of the province Punjab. The film further looks at the important role women played during the protests.
By Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre