Cameroon joined the rest of the International Community on the 11th of October 2014 to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. On this day, various International Organizations like UNICEF and National bodies like Plan Cameroon, and the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family were vocal in denouncing discriminatory practices which enhance and promote violence against the girl child. One of these practices was early marriage which has many negative effects on the girl.
Right to mobility is one of the fundamental rights of people. Migration is a distinctive nature of freedom that human persons enjoy across the world [NHRC, NHRC- Nepal on the rights of Migrant Workers, National Human Rights Commission, Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, 2012, Pg.1]. In recent years, migrating abroad in search of work has become common, and a popular trend for many Nepalese youth [NHRC, NHRC- Nepal on the rights of Migrant Workers, National Human Rights Commission, Harihar Bhawan, Lalitpur, 2012, Pg.1]. Due to lack of employment opportunities and resources, most youth are attracted to foreign employment.
Women journalists in Pakistan are routinely harassed sexually in the newsrooms of most media organizations in the country. Despite the ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act, 2010’, these women have little protection from the law. Any protest by a harassed woman is met either by collective male collusion against her, or instant dismissal from her job. How do women in media position themselves to cope with this; and what are the odds of them succeeding in a male dominated industry?