Sunday, April 14, 2024

Women not safe until men change attitude

Say rights activists Safety of women cannot be ensured until men change their attitude, said speakers at a programme yesterday. Women will be victims of sexual, psychological and physical violence until the patriarchal attitude of our society gives the way to a more tolerant outlook, they said. They were speaking at the 27th founding anniversary ... Read more

Men enjoy cuddling more than women, study says

It is an oft-repeated stereotype that while men want to have sex women prefer an affectionate cuddle. But a study has found that in long term relationships, hugging and kissing are more important to the happiness of men than women. The research, by sociologists at the Kinsey Institute of Indiana University, is the first international ... Read more

248 women raped by soldiers in DR Congo in June

Some 248 women said they were raped by soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Sud-Kivu province last month, local medical reports showed Monday, in a region the UN has called the world’s “rape capital.” A hospital doctor in Nakiele told AFP that 121 local women reported being the victim of rape on the night of ... Read more

Three women killed daily in 2010: Survey

Almost 16 cases of violence against women occurred daily in Bangladesh last year, totalling 5,743 incidences with three women being killed every day, says a survey based on newspaper reports. With this note, 11 ministries and nine United Nations (UN) agencies, jointly working to combat violence against women, launched a two-day Inception Workshop at a ... Read more