Women

2022Asia

Women Protest Hijab School Ban in Indian State

Women from across India are protesting the hijab ban which entered effect in Karnataka, a state in the southern region of the country governed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The ban, which targets Muslim students, bars hijab-wearing women and girls from entering their respective schools. According to Al Jazeera, schools in Karnataka required women to remove their headscarves before they could be permitted to enter the building.

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2021AnalysisAsia

Kashmiri Women: More Than Mere Collateral Damage in the India-Pakistan Conflict

Both India and Pakistan have characterized the residents of Kashmir as pawns in their never-ending political and religious games of chess. Kashmiri women, in particular, bear the brunt of the conflict’s consequences. Among other things, they are subjected to sexual violence with little recourse for justice, and the battle for national and religious superiority in the region only worsens the physical impact on women.

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2021March 2021International NewsAmericas

Violence Erupts in Mexico on International Women’s Day

Thousands of women took to the streets in Mexico City -some carrying their children and others bats and hammers- to protest the rising violence against women in Mexico, on March 8 which marked the International Women’s Day. The march was stimulated by public outrage over  the actions of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, commonly known as AMLO, who many see as out of touch. Lopez Obrador was heavily criticized for his continuous support of the candidate for governor of Guerrero, Felix Salgado Macedonio, who had been accused of rape on two occasions.

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2021March 2021International NewsAsia

New Zealand Announces Initiative to Make Sanitary Products Free in Schools

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on February 18 that starting this June, all New Zealand schools will provide free sanitary products to tackle period poverty across the country, reports Reuters. “Period poverty” refers to the poor accessibility to pads or tampons that can negatively impact education, health, and employment, according to The New York Times.

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2021March 2021International NewsAfrica

Kidnapped Children Returned in Nigeria

Hundreds of Nigerian girls have been released after they were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwestern region of the country, according to The Washington Post. The girls, dressed in light blue hijabs and barefoot, appear unharmed, but doctors will administer a a medical checkup before the children are returned to their parents. CNN reports that the girls were in “good condition,” but some of them had to be treated for open sores on their feet.

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Campus SpotlightOctober 20202020School of Diplomacy News

Women, Peace, and Security with Kelley E. Currie, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

On October 15, Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations welcomed Kelley E. Currie, United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, as a guest speaker for the Diplomacy Virtual Event Series. Moderated by Alumna Maggie Dougherty, this event piqued particular interests among students since 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda. 

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September 2020Opinion2020

Pope Francis Appoints Six Women to Economic Council: Is that Enough?

In one unlikely area, social changes are being sparked by six groundbreaking appointments: On August 6, 2020, the leader of the Pontificate of the Holy See, Pope Francis, appointed six women to the Vatican Council for the Economy for the first time throughout the Church’s 2,000-year existence.

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