patriarchal society

Now Pakistani men face revenge acid attacks from women

May 12th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Using acid as a weapon to disfigure women has become a worrying trend in Pakistan. But now the tables seem to have been turned on them ... Read more...

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NGOs serve quit notice to Mizo women for marrying non-Mizos

October 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Oct 21 (IANS) Non-government organisations (NGOs) in Mizoram have threatened to evict Mizo women from the northeastern state if they marry non-Mizos, official said here Friday."The NGO Coordination Committee ... Read more...

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62 percent women feel domestic abuse is right!

September 18th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) If a wife burns the food or demurs to have sex, her husband can beat her. And if she goes out without telling her mother-in-law or ... Read more...

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Pakistani cinema finally taking shape: Actress Humaima Malick (Interview)

September 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) The Pakistani film industry is finally undergoing a revolution and is emerging from the shadow of Bollywood, says Pakistani model-actress Humaima Malick, whose film "Bol", about ... Read more...

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I hate to be known as Wasim Akram’s girlfriend: Humaima

August 26th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistani model-turned-actress Humaima Malik, who will be seen in Shoaib Mansoor's "Bol", releasing next week, is not amused by being constantly linked with cricketer Wasim ... Read more...

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The Hina factor in India-Pakistan talks

July 26th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) When 34-year-old Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan's youngest and first woman foreign minister, holds talks with her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna, 45 years her senior, ... Read more...

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‘Public movement needed against women’s trafficking’

July 17th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) An inefficient legal system and a patriarchal society are responsible for thetrafficking of women, and the scourge cannot be prevented unless there is a "massive public ... Read more...

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Nepal gay MP dubs Azad sociopath

July 6th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) The outrage triggered by Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's statement that homosexuality was "unnatural" spread outside India with the founder of the gay rights movement ... Read more...

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Not all is well with Bihar’s young rural mothers

December 25th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Rajeev KumarPatna, Dec 25 (ANI): Now that the new government in Bihar is in place and that too with a thundering mandate, it is time to address the problems that the ... Read more...

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Skyrocketing divorce rate in Iran leaves officials concerned

December 7th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 7 (ANI): The skyrocketing divorce rate in Iran has left concerned officials looking at it as a national threat.According to official figures, over a decade, the number each year ... Read more...

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Anuradha Koirala Awarded With “Hero Of The Year” By CNN

November 27th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Anuradha Koirala has been awarded with the "CNN Hero Of The Year Award". Her achievement once again proved to the patriarchal society of Nepal, that the ... Read more...

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50 years on, Ghatak’s masterpiece has to shine through clouds

September 3rd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak's "Meghe Dhaka Tara" completes 50 years this year. Sadly, despite critics globally considering it to be one of a handful of ... Read more...

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Rural Haryana women to help check crimes against peers

July 21st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Haryana, with its patriarchal society and a dismal sex ratio of just over 860 women per 1,000 males, has initiated a new scheme to involve women in rural ... Read more...

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Men make mark in women’s world of TV soaps

July 18th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Men have often taken the back seat when it comes to Indian television soaps - a patriarchal society notwithstanding. But not any more. A ... Read more...

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International Women’s Day Today

March 8th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, March 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) International Women's day is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Mar 8. It is a day dedicated to women, reminding of women's contribution to this ... Read more...

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Snake charmer girls study, usher in winds of change (Feature with image)

February 7th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Sapera Basti (Haryana), Feb 7 (IANS) Promila is pursuing her graduation and is a role model for her entire village. Considering she hails from a snake charmers' community where education ... Read more...

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Uncovering feminist views in 19th century Albanian’s works

December 20th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 20 (ANI): An American academic has discovered some radical ideas on women's equality in the works of a Muslim author penned during 1872 to 1900.The expert has written an article ... Read more...

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Violence against women keeping them away from politics: NGO

April 6th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Women are making steady inroads into almost every profession in South Asia these days. Yet, when it comes to politics, why are many women politicians not seen? ... Read more...

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Seven films from across the world on ‘why women count’

March 19th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Struggle, failure, jubilation and ample degree of courage - stories centering on these themes from across the world, bound together by women protagonists and told through the ... Read more...

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Bollywood penning new script for Indian women

March 9th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin
(Weekly Roundup) By Priyanka Khanna New Delhi, Mar 9 (IANS) Cinema mirrors life. As women in India redefine their status and role in society, so is it being reflected in Hindi cinema. The ... Read more...

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Indian film Dor steals show at World Performing Arts Festival in Lahore

November 24th, 2007 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Nov 24 (ANI): Bollywood film Dor stole the show during the second day of the World Performing Arts Film Festival. According to The News, Dor was enjoyed by almost one and ... Read more...

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